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by FluteDiddy
Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:16 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: CD Sheet music
Replies: 2
Views: 2225

CD Sheet music

I believe they have at least 2 different ones and maybe a third or the third is about to be released. My girlfreind has it, I loaded it onto her computer for her but didn't look at it very much. It has a program that loads the music that you have to install. I looked at it breifly and it had plenty ...
by FluteDiddy
Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Hindering Progress?
Replies: 8
Views: 5554

Hindering Progress?

Anytime we take off from practice we pay the price, its the burden we carry, would be nice to just come back exactly where we were and just continue our improvement from there. Maybe we could invent a pill? I am not one that believes you need a teacher to improve. It makes it easier. But sometimes w...
by FluteDiddy
Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: water dripping out of the flute
Replies: 21
Views: 16021

water dripping out of the flute

Let's not feed FluteDiddy's obsession with spit anymore Other than an attempt at starting an argumen why would you make crap like that? Call it what you like if the words spit and saliva offend you call it condensation. Its still spit and full of whatever you have eaten lately unless you thoroughly ...
by FluteDiddy
Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: piccolo's help!
Replies: 14
Views: 7735

piccolo's help!

In case I forgot to include Weissman, this NYC retailer of flutes and pics with a great reputation and selection and great knowledge also makes his own line of wood pics which are considered very good. There are just so many companies If your willing to go big bucks and wood, Hammig would be my pers...
by FluteDiddy
Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: piccolo's help!
Replies: 14
Views: 7735

piccolo's help!

I just checked ebay and there is a guy there with like 500 transactions with not one complaint. He sells gemeinhardt pics for 399. I think he has the silver plate or plastic for that price, the silver head goes up a bit. I am not recommending him not having dealt with the guy but 500 happy custerms ...
by FluteDiddy
Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:30 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: piccolo's help!
Replies: 14
Views: 7735

piccolo's help!

Model 4P High impact plastic body and head, Conical Bore, silver plated keys Price $469.00 Model 4SP Silver plated, Conical Bore, silver plated key Price $489.00 Those are the prices from a major store you can buy from, Gemeinhardt wont let them list the prices because Gemeinhardt stuff is so heavil...
by FluteDiddy
Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute Magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 2544

Flute Magazines

Flutist Quarterly is the publication of the NFA
Flutetalk is a good magazine I thought Flutewise went under but apparently not
There is a publication from England you can get too but the name escapes me
by FluteDiddy
Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:12 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question about fast passages
Replies: 8
Views: 6577

Question about fast passages

This topic comes up alot. None of the answers I have read seem all that great. Some people just salivate more than others and have more of a problem. I have heard don't eat for a long time before you play, I have heard eat shortly before you play. I have heard drink alot of water and I have heard do...
by FluteDiddy
Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: piccolo's help!
Replies: 14
Views: 7735

piccolo's help!

Gemeinhardt makes some nice pics, better in my view than their very average flutes. again my opinion One thing to think about metal headed flutes usually have a lip plate like a flute and the transition is simplified. The plastic and wood heads usually do not have and it will be more of an adjustmen...
by FluteDiddy
Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Memorizing
Replies: 8
Views: 7176

Memorizing

Someone told me once that the faster action is because the
new flutes are really clean compared to our old ones but I dont buy it being
that simple. Glad she is enjoying, did she get an EC headjoint? I forget if you
mentioned which one came with it.
by FluteDiddy
Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Best Flute Companies???????
Replies: 9
Views: 6185

Best Flute Companies???????

Handmade is really not handmade anymore. Even handmade flutes now are generally about assembly adjustments, pad alignment and emboucure cutting. The rest of the flute is pretty much machine made. They now have pretty much found out the machine does a better job and cheaper and some processes like so...
by FluteDiddy
Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Memorizing
Replies: 8
Views: 7176

Memorizing

Two hints from the Galway masterclass Take the piece apart and understand how it is written Play in the dark, of course that requires some memory already Other than that a lot of repitition and getting a feel for what the music is about and how it sounds. Listening to recordings of the piece can hel...
by FluteDiddy
Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:24 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Hindering Progress?
Replies: 8
Views: 5554

Hindering Progress?

Yes Sir James said to play them at 112 as I recall. Are you self taught or if not what is your teacher saying? I wouldn't worry that much about the sight reading. But it does sound like you need to have some lessons to help you with the technical. Learning is rarely straight from nothing to greatnes...
by FluteDiddy
Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: brands
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

brands

Same topic in a another thread. First question is what is your budget? What is your objective? In other words how much money can/will you spend and what are looking for in flute. Answer is different at 1-2-3-5-10-25 thousand dollars. The ones less than $2,000 are probably not going to sound all that...
by FluteDiddy
Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: piccolo's help!
Replies: 14
Views: 7735

piccolo's help!

As far as student level piccs many of the same names hit the list. Emerson, Armstrong, Yamaha, Gemeinhardt and a different company from the flute names Hardy. In this group, like Yamaha in flutes, Gemeinhardt has a slightly better market reputation and share than the others from what I am told. My k...