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by pied_piper
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Comcast is blocking support@fluteland.com Email

I'm sorry you've had problems getting registered. As far as I know, nothing has recently changed with the server. Regarding the board admin contact, I believe they had to disable it due to spammers flooding the board and email contacts.
by pied_piper
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Model Number Help
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Armstrong Model Number Help

The 80 might mean it is a Model 80. The Model 80 was made with Sterling Silver and the body should also be marked with:

Sterling Body
And Head Only
by pied_piper
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Question about Music Notation
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Question about Music Notation

The numbers are what is known as figured bass. See this link for a description/explanation:
Figured Bass
by pied_piper
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band gloating
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Band gloating

With 11 french horns and 6 tubas, it sounds like your band is ready to take-on some Wagner... That's amazing! How many total players in your band? The band I play in fluctuates but typically around 55 members. I think at one point we had 8 horns, but we never had 5 oboes or 3 bassoons. That's a lot ...
by pied_piper
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Suggest 1 hour study
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Suggest 1 hour study

Are you using a metronome while you practice? Start as slowly as necessary to play the notes correctly. Play it correctly 5 times at that speed or repeat. Then increase the metronome to the next higher speed and play it correctly 5 times. Repeat this process until you get to the desired speed.
by pied_piper
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Forum for sharing recordings?
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Forum for sharing recordings?

Fluteland Forum does not support uploading audio files, but I know at least some others have shared links to their recordings on Soundcloud and other websites. I think most of those have been in the General Hang-out Place. That might be a reasonable option to consider. I'll ask the other moderators ...
by pied_piper
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?

Your principal thinks she is a prima donna and seems not a very nice person. I also play in a community band and all the sections share solos with any player who feels they are up to the task. Of course the really good players do get featured solos, but again it's not just one player... Most flutist...
by pied_piper
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Muramatsu GX - Haynes Q2 - Sankyo 301
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Muramatsu GX - Haynes Q2 - Sankyo 301

Flutes are very personal choices. Any given flute can be one person's dream and another's pig. I play a Muramatsu and love it. It's the right flute for me but I would never dream of suggesting it is right for someone else. You have to try as many flutes as possible and make your own choice. As long ...
by pied_piper
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Anybody know anything about the brand Giardinelli?
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Anybody know anything about the brand Giardinelli?

The only relationship between Giardinelli and Gemeinhardt is the letter "G". Giardinelli flutes are the econo-line brand of Haynes.

http://giardinelli.com/for-the-advancing-intermediate/
by pied_piper
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?

Yeah, that's pretty low. It's one thing in a rehearsal, but to do that in a concert was really risky. Of course, if the new player had really fouled up in the concert, there would be no one to blame but the principal. To check out a new player, the better thing for the principal to do would be to ha...
by pied_piper
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pad replacement advice
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Pad replacement advice

A person who is technically astute and good at working with their hands may be able to successfully repad a flute if they have good instructions to follow. The problem is that often people with little or no mechanical ability think "How hard can it be? I just unscrew the pads and put in new ones" So...
by pied_piper
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Good or bad?
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: Good or bad?

I always practice on my good flute (Muramatsu). The other flutes I have a backups only and are exclusively used for that purpose. However, i have not had to use a backup flute for a performance in many years. The only time I pull them out and play them is just to check that they are in good working ...
by pied_piper
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Digital flute music... is it the end of print???
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Digital flute music... is it the end of print???

I also see a need for both. Storing and cataloging printed music is easy. Buy a filing cabinet and manila folders or envelopes. Place said printed music in a folder or envelope, write the title and composer on the outside, and place it in the file cabinet in alphabetic order. Easy, peasy. Libraries ...
by pied_piper
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Purchase Help!
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Flute Purchase Help!

Welcome to Fluteland! First of all, I'd like to suggest that you read through the Fluteland FAQ: http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5859 It has a collection of good information about flutes, playing, buying instruments, online flute stores, etc. Take a look at that and then come back...
by pied_piper
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Yamaha advantage 200ad footjoint question and repair
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Yamaha advantage 200ad footjoint question and repair

If the keys are touching, one of them is bent and needs to be straightened. Do not try to fix it with ordinary pliers or screwdriver. As a repair tech, some of the worst damage I see to musical instruments is caused by do-it-yourselfers. If you try to fix it yourself without knowing which one is the...

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