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by SylvreKat
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repair or Replace advice
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Repair or Replace advice

...and there were some that really just made me enjoy playing. I would get caught up in the feel and sound of the flute, the joy of the music, and forget that I was supposed to be evaluating the flute. ... And THAT ultimately is what it's about! I bet your practice time has at least doubled right n...
by SylvreKat
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repair or Replace advice
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Repair or Replace advice

Well, congrats on the new flute. So what decided you on replacing rather than repairing?

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Combining Instruments?
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Combining Instruments?

I've played a concert band piece where he paired the solo picc with...wait for it...solo TUBA. Sure, and why not pair the highest with the lowest, and see where tuning ends up? We decided the arranger was drugged during that part. (edit to say it was a medley of TX songs, the duet being Streets of L...
by SylvreKat
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Composers here
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Composers here

I arrange for flute (as opposed to actually compose). It's funny you comment that flute sounds better digital. I've never found a digital keyboard with anything better than a rather poor flute sound. Nor have I been very enamored of the midi-playback of flute songs online. Strings, sure and they sou...
by SylvreKat
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repair or Replace advice
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Repair or Replace advice

I've gotta admit, I have zero idea what kind of pads are on any of my horns, except the Artley which boasts a set of pads handcut from trumpet spit-valve foam (the holes weren't finished and ate pads like a beagle with an open bag of kibble). I'd say unless you're performing at higher-end events, th...
by SylvreKat
Wed May 16, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which flute is this?
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Re: Which flute is this?

Hi javi, and welcome! Since the case has a Guo label, I'm betting it's their Grenaditte flute. One, he seems like a pro, and that's their pro-level flute. And it's not an "alarming color" (as Dr Potter put it with their bass :D ), so it can't be their New Voice. If so, it's not metal, it's composite...
by SylvreKat
Mon May 14, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: I struggle to play the 2/3 lowest notes on my alto flute !
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: I struggle to play the 2/3 lowest notes on my alto flute !

I recommend checking out Dr Chris Potter's videos on youtube. I think she's playing her bass on them, but the techniques crossover to alto. Here's the link to her homepage--

https://www.youtube.com/user/altofluteDR

Actually, I probably need to go back through them myself.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Mon May 07, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Model number assistance needed. .
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Model number assistance needed. .

Look (or have the seller look) above the serial number for a model number. Or under the Armstrong logo. Otherwise, have you checked online? I know there's an Armstrong database out there somewhere. If you can't find the model on the flute, I'll try to re-find that site. Might be a little waitthough ...
by SylvreKat
Thu May 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Straubinger vs Muramatsu pads
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Straubinger vs Muramatsu pads

On the other hand, and despite so many folks recommending trying multiple brands (and myself recommending the same), I have to say that I've never done any trials before buying any of my horns. I think the clerk brought out the one Gemi when Mom took me to buy my first one. She ordered the Armstrong...
by SylvreKat
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How many play flute and another instrument?
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

....
I'm also a harpist...
...
:shock:
I think that has to be right up there with organ for difficulty in learning how to play.

Too bad I didn't know about your IMS, I'd have inquired what you might've charged to make a treble.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Music for G-flute and piano?
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Music for G-flute and piano?

Does anyone know of a decent book of treble flute solos, preferably accompanied by piano, that would be appropriate for playing in church? Or alto flute that wouldn't sound odd up the octave? Edit--or an unaccompanied flute book that doesn't sound like you're just practicing scales or something. I p...
by SylvreKat
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which notation software do you use?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Which notation software do you use?

Kat !! flute quartets !not yet , although some pieces might be arrangeable if you've got the patience? Or tell me a quartet set up , piccolo etc...? I was curious because I just waded through all 27-some pages of "flute quartets" a week ago. Most of which weren't flute quartets but woodwind quartet...
by SylvreKat
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How many play flute and another instrument?
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

I can play publicly the flute family, recorders etc, piano, handbells (including soloing), mallets. I can play privately :D the organ, ukulele (but picked rather than strummed), clarinet. Although if my church was desperate, I could manage an embarrassing organ for them. edit to add that I also arra...
by SylvreKat
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which notation software do you use?
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Which notation software do you use?

I started on Composer's Mosaic, then went to Finale when MOTU dropped all support. And am fighting Notion on my iPad--very VERY twitchy app. I've wasted more time fighting it than arranging the song. Very irritating when your tool doesn't work right. But when it isn't being so twitchy it's actually ...
by SylvreKat
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Cases (Bam, Wiseman, etc.)
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Flute Cases (Bam, Wiseman, etc.)

I don't know about any cases myself as my horns all live in their original cases. But I just encountered Wiseman reviews on youtube. Seems everyone's in love with them. Supposedly massively strong. For the price, they'd better be. I would be tempted myself if their 5-horn case would hold a treble in...

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