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by pied_piper
Fri May 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Same note sound
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Same note sound

What fingering are you using for those notes?
by pied_piper
Sat May 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Dating an Armstrong Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Dating an Armstrong Flute

It's likely an Armstrong Emeritus Model 70 made in the 70's. As you noted, it is sterling silver. I don't know much more about the Model 70 other than it is a closed hole flute. I believe this is similar to yours: http://www.musical-instruments-for-all.com/61399/flutes/emeritus-model-70-solid-silver...
by pied_piper
Wed May 08, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Quena practice
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Quena practice

There are a few makers who make open holed transverse bamboo flutes. Eric the Flutemaker is one that comes to mind. He makes a wide variety of ethnic bamboo flutes and other bamboo instruments. He makes both transverse and end-blown vertical flutes including quena, Shakuhachi, penny whistles, and ma...
by pied_piper
Fri May 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Quena practice
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Quena practice

Unfortunately, most of the members of this forum are focused on concert flutes. There are not many members her who play any of the ethnic flutes. I'm not familiar with any resources for the quena. I'd suggest a Google search. Perhaps there is a forum or a Facebook group for the quena.
by pied_piper
Fri May 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute/Piccolo cases/bags. Interchangeable?
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Flute/Piccolo cases/bags. Interchangeable?

As you observed, there are cases for flute only, piccolo only and there are combination cases that will hold one of each. You'll just need to carefully read the ads.
by pied_piper
Fri May 03, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 22
Views: 5610

Re: Let's hear it!!

Nice. You're off to a good start. Keep working to attain a smaller lip opening with a more focused air stream. That will allow you to play longer notes and also improve the tone.

Keep up the good work!
by pied_piper
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Curious about Skype Lessons
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Curious about Skype Lessons

Search Fluteland Forum and you will find some teachers that do Skype flute lessons. Here's a couple. There are more if you search... http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=26831&p=57436&hilit=skype#p57436 http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=19771&p=49024&hilit=skype#p49024
by pied_piper
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Can anyone identify this flute's make and model?
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Can anyone identify this flute's make and model?

With no markings there is no way to know for sure, but the black plastic tenon covers are a dead give-away that it is a generic Chinese made flute.
by pied_piper
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Which flute should I use for my recital?
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Which flute should I use for my recital?

I don't have any significant experience with either of those particular flutes, but in general, you should choose the one that sounds best to you and that you feel most comfortable playing. No one can tell you which of those is best for YOU.
by pied_piper
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Questions about repair/technician work
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Questions about repair/technician work

First, buy yourself a good book about band instrument repair. That will be the best way to get started. If you are only interested in flute repair, get this one: http://www.jlsmithco.com/books/servicing-the-flute-by-j-l-smith If you want to repair all of the woodwind instruments, get this: http://ww...
by pied_piper
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong model 85
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Armstrong model 85

You are correct. There is not much info about the Model 85. I suspect that it may be a short-lived but slightly later version of the Model 80. The Model 800B seems to be the current equivalent model. Around the time of the Model 80, Armstrong also produced a sterling silver closed hole flute designa...
by pied_piper
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Silver content
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Silver content

The parts of an "all-silver" flute that are not made from silver include: - Pivot screws - Hinge rods - Hinge pins (except flutes with a pinless mechanism) - Adjusting screws (when used) - Pads - Pad retainers or grommets vary - some are silver, some not. - Headjoint stopper and cork - Felt and cork...
by pied_piper
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What's special about two flutes in one case? I believe they're an Armstrong#80 and #24 picolo solid silver
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: What's special about two flutes in one case? I believe they're an Armstrong#80 and #24 picolo solid silver

There is nothing special about a dual flute/piccolo case. There are lots out there. Here's a couple of random images I found online. https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/360/1114/26/armstrong-303b-open-hole-flute-204_360_7045e78c0c194f5d3ce032869782139a.jpg http://usedpiccolo.biz/wp-content/im...
by pied_piper
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Silver content
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Silver content

Silver flutes have the same amount of energy as plated flutes. Both have 0 energy. The only energy in a flute is what the player puts into it.

All of the flutes you listed should be solid silver or even sterling silver.
by pied_piper
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Tips for middle octave for beginner please!
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Tips for middle octave for beginner please!

Well, it's not unusual for beginners to have an airy tone. Usually, it's because the embouchure (lip position) is too open which causes air to "spill" outside of the embouchure hole of the flute. That will also make it difficult to reach the upper notes. Practice long tones and work to get the best ...