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by pied_piper
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: First day newbie embouchure question.
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: First day newbie embouchure question.

You didn't mention if your flute is closed hole or open hole. Open hole flutes can be challenging because it's easy for a finger to slip off the hole and that makes it impossible to play any lower notes. Also, be sure to ask your teacher to try your flute. That way you will know if it is you or the ...
by pied_piper
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: First day newbie embouchure question.
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: First day newbie embouchure question.

You are quite welcome. Check in again and let us know how it's going!

Also, I recalled another resource that may help a beginning flutist. Read thru this and watch some of the videos that linked on that page.

http://www.jennifercluff.com/beginn.htm
by pied_piper
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: First day newbie embouchure question.
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: First day newbie embouchure question.

It takes a little time to be able to center-in on the embouchure. Most likely what is happening is that when you try with the whole flute, it is causing you to pull the embouchure hole to the right and that is preventing you achieving a good, reliable sound. Practice in front of a mirror. Do it firs...
by pied_piper
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YPC 32 Picc Headjoint Upgrade??
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Yamaha YPC 32 Picc Headjoint Upgrade??

Contact Adam Petry at Pettry Flutes and Piccolos. He is a piccolo specialist and custom manufactures piccolo heads. He also makes adapters so that his heads will fit most piccolos.

https://www.pettrypiccolos.com/
by pied_piper
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What kind of flutes do you own?
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: What kind of flutes do you own?

My main flute is a Muramatsu AD but I have a Pearl and Armstrong for backup.
by pied_piper
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Going from a low e flat to a low c quickly
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: Going from a low e flat to a low c quickly

Rub your RH pinky finger where your nose and cheek join. That area tends to be more oily and getting the skin oil on your pinky finger makes it easier to slide between the Eb and C keys. Depending upon the other notes in that section, you may be able to tie the C key closed and then just open the Eb...
by pied_piper
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: B Key Dead
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: B Key Dead

Are you referring to the LH thumb key or the LH 1st finger?
by pied_piper
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repadding Powell 2100
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Repadding Powell 2100

First, you really don't want to put soft pads in a Powell 2100. If you don't like the Straubinger pads, they can be replaced with thin, pressed felt pads. They are available to flute technicians in sizes to fit any flute including your Powell 2100. It wasn't clear from your message if you are thinki...
by pied_piper
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: College Audition
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: College Audition

For a more contrasting work, I'd suggest either the Poulenc and Hindemith Sonatas.
by pied_piper
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Help with identifying a family flute
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Help with identifying a family flute

New members don't have the ability to post photos directly, but you can post your photos on a picture sharing site like Google Photos or Photobucket. Then you can post a link in your message and the photos will display.
by pied_piper
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Old Gemeinhardt M3S + Thoughts on New(er) Flute?
Replies: 0
Views: 214

Re: Old Gemeinhardt M3S + Thoughts on New(er) Flute?

About the only specs I can find indicate it is an all silver flute.

In the end, the best advice I can offer is to try as many different flutes as possible. Stick with well known brands and choose the one that you like best. If you do that, it's hard to go wrong.
by pied_piper
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Locating a flute that I used to own
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Locating a flute that I used to own

Also, I forgot to mention, The AD and DN are the same era so the scale is the same. I believe the main difference between the AD and DN is the AD has adjustment screws while the DN does not. Otherwise, they are essentially the same (i.e. Sterling Silver body, head, and keys). Used ADs go for about $...
by pied_piper
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Is my flute broken?
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Is my flute broken?

There are many possibilities. It could be you or it could be the flute. The only way to know for sure is to have another flutist try it or have a flute repair technician check it over.
by pied_piper
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Locating a flute that I used to own
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Locating a flute that I used to own

There is no national flute registry that you can check. Your best bet is to post here (as you did) and also on several of the Facebook Flute groups. Maybe the person who bought it will see your postings someplace and contact you. Also keep an eye on eBay in case someone decides to sell it there. Pro...
by pied_piper
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New Arrival
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: New Arrival

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