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by Callidor
Sun May 02, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Unmarked mystery flute
Replies: 9
Views: 3905

ahh, that makes sense. It's obviously not the highest quality instrument, but for $60, it's definitely a steal. Plus it's got the unique quirk of being so mysterious. Thanks for the info.
by Callidor
Sun May 02, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Unmarked mystery flute
Replies: 9
Views: 3905

Unmarked mystery flute

So there was a guy on my college campus today selling instruments. I noticed a beat up old flute that happened to have a split E (something I've been interested in). He was only asking for $60 for it, so I figured, "what the hell," and bought it. The foot joint's a little bit broken; the low C pad r...
by Callidor
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Trouble with D
Replies: 4
Views: 3952

It's an interesting transition because it requires you to "reverse" the position of every one of your fingers; the two fingers that are pressing keys for C are lifted for D, and all the other fingers, which are lifted for C, drop down for D. If you're having difficulty with the switch, it may mean t...
by Callidor
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Buying flute question
Replies: 6
Views: 3662

If you have a store near you, use it. It's always better to play an instrument before you buy it. At a dealership, you'll be able to pick up lots of different models with the features that you're looking for and within your price range. Then you can play all of them and figure out which one you feel...
by Callidor
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Why do score writers compose with a C & F flat ??
Replies: 8
Views: 6116

Cb and Fb are enharmonic to B and E. But, in terms of music theory and the actual theory behind the way the scales are written, Cb and Fb are completely different than B and E. To write them as a B and an E, you would change the entire chordal progression. They would however sound the same. Just in...
by Callidor
Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Why do score writers compose with a C & F flat ??
Replies: 8
Views: 6116

Re: Why do score writers compose with a C & F flat ??

nasxxx wrote:there are no "C" nore "F" flats on the flate scale surely this is an error
If I'm understanding your confusion, then Cb and Fb are just B and E respectively. Good luck.
by Callidor
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Just had my flute repadded and won't play!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3942

When I last had my flute adjusted, the tech called me when it was done to tell me that he had play-tested it and that it was in much better working order than when I had brought it in. You should ask for the same service.
by Callidor
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Isn't this wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 2759

You'd also need two pinkies to manage that properly...
by Callidor
Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Breathing help?
Replies: 10
Views: 7010

I want to bump this thread with a question. I've recently started taking lessons (finally), and the one thing that I'm still most frustrated with is my breathing. I feel like my tone is pretty good, and I really believe I could actually become a decent flutist, were it not for my extremely limited b...
by Callidor
Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: question about high E
Replies: 12
Views: 11315

Ah yes, the infamous high E. Since you don't have a problem with it when playing scales, practice playing intervals around the high E. Try playing DEDEDEDE slowly and work to get a good solid tone and pitch on the E. Then try C#EC#EC#EC#E, then CECECECE, BEBEBEBE, etc. AEAEAEAE takes a bit more wor...
by Callidor
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What sort of flute is this? (wood)
Replies: 2
Views: 2161

sounds interesting. Can you post a picture or two?
by Callidor
Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: question about high E
Replies: 12
Views: 11315

question about high E

Everyone knows this note is annoying. I typically have no problems with it when I'm just playing scales, or if I give myself a "running start" from some lower notes, but when I have to hit it in certain contexts, it becomes troublesome. It's not usually that I fall short of it (and produce an A from...
by Callidor
Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Will a cheap flute suit my needs?
Replies: 8
Views: 4875

I have a Benjamin Adams student flute (I think the model is called BAF1) that I got about two and a half years ago for under $200. All things considered, I think it's a great instrument for the price. I would definitely recommend it for your purposes. As long as you take good care of it, it'll play ...
by Callidor
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: So I've decided to get serious
Replies: 3
Views: 2191

So I've decided to get serious

As those who have read some of my previous posts may know, I've been playing flute for about 2 and a half years now, but only as a minor hobby. I've never had any formal instruction, and, as a result, I don't think I've really improved very much since hitting a certain level of competence a while ag...