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by pied_piper
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: New flute help!
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: New flute help!

At the $3000 price point, there are a number of good flutes you can consider. The Azumi is a good quality step-up flute and could be a good choice. I always recommend trying as many different flutes as possible in your price range. You've made a good start. When flutists ask about which flutes are g...
by pied_piper
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Plating
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Flute Plating

Silver plated flutes are normally plated inside and out. If fact, it would take the manufacturer extra work to prevent the inside being plated. The main difference between plated an sterling silver flutes are that sterling silver is more expensive so the makers take greater attention to details and ...
by pied_piper
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: F key moving with E and D key
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: F key moving with E and D key

There's a good chance the F key spring has come unhooked or broke. Other possibilities include a bent hinge rod or the hinge rod oil has dried and causes the key move with others. When was the last time you had your flute serviced? Depending upon how much it is played, it should be serviced every ye...
by pied_piper
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Bb key sealing when closed with F key
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Bb key sealing when closed with F key

Yes, those adjustments are highly interactive. With student flutes, the right hand keys usually have adjusting screws to regulate the key interactions. Once those are set to operate correctly, the Bb is adjusted with felt or cork on the bridge key and in extreme cases by slightly bending it but only...
by pied_piper
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Introduction, and in a need of assistance plz
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Introduction, and in a need of assistance plz

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the eBay link you provided shows what appears to be a counterfeit Yamaha flute. While, some Yamaha flutes are indeed made in China to Yamaha specifications, this does not appear to be a genuine Yamaha flute. There are several telltale signs that this is count...
by pied_piper
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Difference between Yamaha 225N and 225S?
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Difference between Yamaha 225N and 225S?

The 225SII is the newer model (version II). There are some small differences but nothing dramatic. Almost any Yamaha 200 series model flute is suitable for a beginning player. Since it seems you are looking at used flutes, either buy it from a reputable dealer with a guarantee or be sure to get it c...
by pied_piper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Difference between Yamaha 225N and 225S?
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Difference between Yamaha 225N and 225S?

The only difference between the 225N and the 225S is the plating. N=Nickle; S=Silver. In general, the silver is preferable because nickle tends to feel slightly more slippery than silver. Also, most flutes are silver or silver plated. Silver will tarnish but it also can be polished up a lot easier t...
by pied_piper
Sun May 26, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Curious about Skype Lessons
Replies: 6
Views: 1323

Re: Curious about Skype Lessons

The quality of Skype calls is highly dependent upon the bandwidth on both ends of the internet connection and the speed of the PCs. If either end has a slow internet connection or slow PCs, Skype will perform poorly. On the other hand, if both ends have speedy connections and decent PCs, the quality...
by pied_piper
Fri May 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Same note sound
Replies: 1
Views: 260

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: 116

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: 458

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: 458

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: 336

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: 6373

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: 6
Views: 1323

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