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by newflute
Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: 1 or 2 bands? Will it halt my exam progress?
Replies: 6
Views: 5337

I'm not sure if things have changed but when I did my GCSEs part of the coursework for Music was playing in a group and improvising in a group, maybe you can use the bands to help along your grades as well ? I used to play in various bands and outfits and keep a diary of the performances problems fo...
by newflute
Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: WhErE iZ eVeRyOnE fRoM!?
Replies: 114
Views: 72409

Gibraltar.

for those of you who are going ??????? its a little British Colony on the southern most tip of Europe.

Ernie
by newflute
Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 127245

Cheapie Maestro Truetone Flute :oops: :oops: :oops: http://www.eazi-k.com/flute/ renting flutes (or anything else for that matter!), and the used market is non existent over here in southern europe so i bought this cheap flute online as a starter....hopefully will progress on to something a bit bett...
by newflute
Wed Jul 14, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Electric Flute?
Replies: 6
Views: 8369

glad to be of help !
by newflute
Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:46 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Electric Flute?
Replies: 6
Views: 8369

thats right. this basically works via MIDI which is the same system the keyboard synthesiers use. As the wind controller is MIDI it can activate any sound from a sound module or keyboard, i.e. cellos, piano ..etc... You can also use it to record directly to a computer sequencer. here are more detail...
by newflute
Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:06 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 48
Views: 21176

Hi Ernie from Gibraltar here. Basically my background is pop/rock I play guitar, bass and piano, although I also studied a few years of classical piano/guitar and can read music pretty well. I play in band doing parties, weddings etc.. and have been doing so since I was 16 or so. Well so out of the ...
by newflute
Wed Jul 14, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Electric Flute?
Replies: 6
Views: 8369

I believe yamaha at one time had a wind controller than was midi based and connected to a regular synth. could by similiar to this one http://www.music123.com/Yamaha-WX5-MIDI-Wind-Controller-i12069.music I supppose you mean this short of thing rather than a miked up regular flute ? Ernie (knows jack...
by newflute
Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:57 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Lower Notes
Replies: 20
Views: 13421

yep the screws are all the way in and tight and the keys aren't binding so it seems to be ok.

thanks for comments, might be useful if the keys start binding
by newflute
Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:20 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Lower Notes
Replies: 20
Views: 13421

wow man it worked ! the end screws were loose !

I wish I'd known that back in March thou :oops:

I thought it was my technique or something

anyway I've got practising to do now :D

Ernie
by newflute
Sat Jul 10, 2004 4:40 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Lower Notes
Replies: 20
Views: 13421

thanks its a cheapie $99 flute I bought from a website called musicyo not really worth the bother having it repaired unless I can do it myself.

I'll check the screws are tight.

any recomendations on what to get for a new student flute ?
by newflute
Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Lower Notes
Replies: 20
Views: 13421

Well I finally worked this out !

the problem was the cheapie flute I bought was not closing the seals properly on the 2 & 3rd keys, press them a bit harder and hey presto notes !

any ideas for fixing this ?

I'm visiting the US in Oct so seriously considering buying a proper flute.

Ernie
by newflute
Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:56 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Lower Notes
Replies: 20
Views: 13421

Lower Notes

thanks guys... after daily practice it is slowly getting
better so I suppose eventually I'll get it right ! Ernie
by newflute
Tue Feb 24, 2004 4:26 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Lower Notes
Replies: 20
Views: 13421

Lower Notes

Hi guys, Total newbie here. Basically my background is pop/rock I play guitar, bass and piano although I also studied a few years of classical piano/guitar and can read music. Well so out of the blue I decided to learn flute. I always wanted to learn a woodwind instrument and saw this offer for a ch...
by newflute
Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: newbie ...
Replies: 20
Views: 11259

newbie ...

I dunno ! pdiddy made the comment and I wasn't sure what he was going on about !! It's funny you guys became a nation in 1776. Gibraltar has been British since 1704 and still its a disputed territory ! Anyway I've made my mind up to get a decent flute when I visit the US in Oct. Gotta practice now !...
by newflute
Sat Feb 21, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: newbie ...
Replies: 20
Views: 11259

newbie ...

its a long story....300 years long this year in fact. yeah
Spanish guitars are cheap but try buying a high end Gibson or Fender.. Ernie