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by pied_piper
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Quick slur between D5 and F5
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Quick slur between D5 and F5

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by pied_piper
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Quick slur between D5 and F5
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Quick slur between D5 and F5

Technically, all notes should be played with their proper fingering. Sometimes, what is "quick" for one person may be OK for another. Practice the phrase slowly with a metronome and using the proper fingerings. Gradually increase the metronome tempo and continue practicing that phrase. After a few d...
by pied_piper
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Long Ring Fingers
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Long Ring Fingers

Glad to hear you are making progress.
by pied_piper
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Silly Question About Flutes and Cats
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Silly Question About Flutes and Cats

In addition to flute, I double on sax and clarinet. We used to have a great dane. When I flayed flute, there was no reaction, but whenever I played the sax, she would come over to sit in front of me and sort of moan. If I ignored her, she would place her paw on my leg to get my attention. If that di...
by pied_piper
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha flute prices?
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Yamaha flute prices?

Be very careful buying Yamaha flutes from unknown sources. There are a lot of counterfeit Yamaha flutes for sale.
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by pied_piper
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Help Identifying a flute?
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Help Identifying a flute?

Upload your pics to a photo sharing site like Google photos and then copy the link. You can insert the link into your messages here.
by pied_piper
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Getting rid of throat noise
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Getting rid of throat noise

Practice saying "hah" to open the throat and then think it while playing so that you keep the same throat shape without engaging the vocal folds. Think like you are whispering "hah"
by pied_piper
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Practicing repairs on a cheap instrument
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Practicing repairs on a cheap instrument

A Silvertone flute is not a valuable flute. I would say practice your repairs on it all you want. The two G keys that you asked about are indeed joined together on all standard closed G# flutes that 99% of flutists play.
by pied_piper
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute newbie age 52
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Flute newbie age 52

Welcome to Fluteland! Let us know how things are progressing.
by pied_piper
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: newbie here
Replies: 35
Views: 65672

Re: newbie here

I've never heard the website you are referencing. Anyone can setup a website and call themselves "experts" and make product recommendations. Unfortunately, there is no way to be assured that a website such as this is providing unbiased reviews of products. Sometimes, when a company wants to promote ...
by pied_piper
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: When Should I Move On?
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: When Should I Move On?

Yes, any flute can usually be overhauled and brought back to like-new playing condition, but for low-end, beginner flutes, it will often cost more than the flute is worth so it is easier to buy a new one.
by pied_piper
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What kind of flutes do you own?
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

Re: What kind of flutes do you own?

There is no easy answer. Some flutes do not have a model imprinted.
by pied_piper
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My new flute chose me
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: My new flute chose me

Just as it takes time to develop skills playing a flute, it takes time to develop and train your ear to hear minute differences between various flutes. Right now they may al sound very similar but as your playing improves, so will your ears and you will begin to be able to discern those small differ...
by pied_piper
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Rubber Plugs Sticky?
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Rubber Plugs Sticky?

Sometimes, finger oil can make them feel sticky. Dip a cotton swab in alcohol and light rub each pad to remove the oil.
by pied_piper
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Restoring a Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Restoring a Flute

During a COA, some pads may be removed for re-shimming, but they are not normally removed for cleaning. That would dramatically increase the cost of a COA. The keys are removed from the body. Some shops dip the body in silver cleaner and others simply hand polish. If the pads are removed, the shims ...