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by WalterSK
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose key felt
Replies: 2
Views: 1974

Re: Loose key felt

Thank you. I'll do it.
by WalterSK
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose key felt
Replies: 2
Views: 1974

Loose key felt

I've got a Sankyo CF401 Artist model, which was COA'd a couple of months ago by Flute Center of NY, and is really nicely adjusted. However, I may have been over-zealous in trying to clean the flute and the next time I assembled it I noticed that 2 keys had the white felt pads skewed. I maneuvered th...
by WalterSK
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Glissando fingering
Replies: 3
Views: 4435

Re: Glissando fingering

Thanks for the reply. My flute doesn't have the split E mechanism but does have what Sankyo calls an NEL, which is supposed to make the E more in tune. I've been using standard fingerings and incremental adjustments of the metronome but progress is slow. I think I will concentrate on regular scales ...
by WalterSK
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: For the techs out there
Replies: 4
Views: 3294

Re: For the techs out there

It puzzled me until I realized that is how you get whisper tones on deeper brass instruments.
by WalterSK
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Glissando fingering
Replies: 3
Views: 4435

Glissando fingering

Hi: In Bolling's Suite for Flute and Piano (1st suite), in the 5th part, Irlandaise, there's a glissando from G above the staff to the 3rd octave G. (Going into Section K, if you've got the music.) Key at that point is C major, 3/4 time, 92 b.p.m, 3rd beat-to-1st beat quarter notes. I've been knocki...
by WalterSK
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Furry flute peg?
Replies: 2
Views: 1658

Re: Furry flute peg?

Thanks. If I had a cotton cover that slipped onto the flute while on the peg would that be enough protection from dust and whatever in the air could damage the pads so that I could leave the flute for several hours between practice sessions?
by WalterSK
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Furry flute peg?
Replies: 2
Views: 1658

Furry flute peg?

I finally figured out that my flute would be safer on my table on a flute peg rather than trying to find a way for it to lie flat without rolling onto the mechanism, etc. I bought a Hercules Clarinet/Flute stand that seems very stable, and the telescoping peg is long enough to really support the flu...
by WalterSK
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: 3rd Octave A# fingering(flute)
Replies: 4
Views: 2776

Re: 3rd Octave A# fingering(flute)

Many thanks.
by WalterSK
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: 3rd Octave A# fingering(flute)
Replies: 4
Views: 2776

Re: 3rd Octave A# fingering(flute)

Thanks. Which fingering would be preferable for a sustained A#?
by WalterSK
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: 3rd Octave A# fingering(flute)
Replies: 4
Views: 2776

3rd Octave A# fingering(flute)

I had been using the fingering shown in the Trevor Wye books for the A# above the 4th ledger line, shown for the left hand as L1 on the C key, LThumb on B, Rt1 on F key, Rt2 on the first trill key and Rt little finger on the D# key. However, other fingering charts show the A# without the Rt1 on the ...
by WalterSK
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sankyo headjoint problem solved!
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Re: Sankyo headjoint problem solved!

There is a kind of prestige to playing open hole. It takes a lot time and in most cases instruction to get that right. Since I just double on flute I put plugs in. When I offered to do the same for my wife (also a doubler) she asked me why. So I just handed her my flute (we have matching flutes bot...
by WalterSK
Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?
Replies: 12
Views: 5851

Re: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?

Success! I turned the screw until it felt firm, then checked all of the keys, which appear to function smoothly. I also think the screw is tight enough so that it won't work itself out, but each time I put the flute into the case I will eyeball all of the screws, just in case. It had taken about 2 m...
by WalterSK
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?
Replies: 12
Views: 5851

Re: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?

Give it a good crank to make sure it doesn't loosen up any more. No adhesives anywhere..PLEASE!!!!>>> If you crank it down and a key binds, it means it's not fit exactly correct. The screw's shoulder or post facing are not squared if you tighten at the very end and it causes a key to bind. You shou...
by WalterSK
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose Screw: Did I mess up?
Replies: 12
Views: 5851

Loose Screw: Did I mess up?

On my Sankyo CF410 Artist flute's foot joint, I noticed that the screw in the bottom of the long rod was extending out of the rod by about 1/8th inch. The other screws in the rods on the flute all had their heads flush with the ends of the rods. Having had a screw actually work its way loose and fal...
by WalterSK
Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sankyo headjoint problem solved!
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Sankyo headjoint problem solved!

Holy cow! After struggling with embouchure changes, head joint alignment, breath speed changes, etc. trying to correct splitting on the 2nd octave, especially the 2nd E, F and F#, I went back to my student flute to see why I was able to do that octave fine before. Again, I had no trouble! I started ...