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by SylvreKat
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: lower B key on my flute
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: lower B key on my flute

Say, what model of Armstrong did you get?

>'Kat, just curious as a fellow Armstronger
by SylvreKat
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: lower B key on my flute
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: lower B key on my flute

What pied said. Also, most band music, you'll maybe see one song with that low B. I've heard that modern pieces do make more use of it, but the composers also are aware that not everyone has the low B, plus it's typically at least intermediate-level players that can consistently hit it. So chances a...
by SylvreKat
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolos under $500?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Piccolos under $500?

My silver Gemi is a dream to play. Not nearly as shrill as you'd assume all-silver would be, unless I let it go shrill. I got it for $200 used, in perfect shape. My Armstrong isn't too far behind. A little less responsive in dynamics and key action but well up to my needs. It also was $200, plus cle...
by SylvreKat
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Unknown flute with numbers only
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Unknown flute with numbers only

So did you look up King? Is that who made your flute?

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Tonguing Quarter Notes - No slur or Accent
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Re: Tonguing Quarter Notes - No slur or Accent

As the lead cat in my Civic Band, I'll tell you that you're absolutely correct that your section leader could very well have no clue how the end of the row plays. When my two friends and I were trying to think of a fourth to make a flute quartet, I asked about a gal from the "other end." Both friend...
by SylvreKat
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Guo flutes
Replies: 2
Views: 2554

Re: Guo flutes

Here's Guo's response to my question about noticeable differences from the different air speed-- The grenaditte flute sounds more like a wooden one, with more deep tone. People who like to play jazz are saying that grenaditte flute gives the same tone as the jazz flutes 100 years ago. And in case of...
by SylvreKat
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Guo flutes
Replies: 2
Views: 2554

Guo flutes

I've contacted Guo about the differences between the grenaditte and new voice trebles. I got a reply saying the different material affects the speed your air passes through it. Plus the crown and foot are silver in the gren. She asked if I've played either--honestly haven't even checked the local st...
by SylvreKat
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: The flute slips from my lips
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: The flute slips from my lips

Dunno about same tone cold vs hot days. But I know there's some sort of stick-on you can get to adhere to your lip plate. It's not permanent, and I guess does wear out. But it's supposed to stop slipping. Sorry I can't be more definite, I don't think I ever had slipping issues so didn't pay a lot of...
by SylvreKat
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Unknown flute with numbers only
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Unknown flute with numbers only

I wonder if it could be made by King? You might Google images and see if the crowns look alike.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Entry Level Professional Flutes Under $5,000
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Entry Level Professional Flutes Under $5,000

I can't really give you any advice on your choices, but I'll say that when I called my repairman before getting my Yami, I asked him about it being "only" silver-plated whereas my Armstrong is solid. He said that's not going to make any difference and not to worry about it.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Woodwind tech new to the flute
Replies: 2
Views: 3066

Re: Woodwind tech new to the flute

I agree with pied that Yamis are going to be a safe bet, student to pro. Solid construction and good playing.

Avoid Chinese brands as lots you can't work on.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Lack of repairs?
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Lack of repairs?

Hmm. Well, to start off, I'd say there is no normal because there are a lot of variables: How often/how many hours a week you play the flute How well you care for it (i.e. not twirling it) :D Where you store it (in a closet, in a car, ...) How often you play it outside Where you live (near the beac...
by SylvreKat
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Lack of repairs?
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Lack of repairs?

A side note after rereading my post regarding the old Armstrongs-- Either I'm fantastically lucky with my horns, or exceptionally careful with them, or something. My old student Gemi hasn't seen the repairman since I got the Armstrong. And its only repairs were pads and corks, plus taking out a smal...
by SylvreKat
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Sterling Silver Flute
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Armstrong Sterling Silver Flute

Pied gave you what you need to know, but I'll add that my "good" flute is an Armstrong 80 (no B foot). WWBW had it listed in '82 for $1000. It's a solid player still, and I use it for my practice flute. I did have my repairman tweak the keys' action after I played a Gemi 500-something anniversary fl...
by SylvreKat
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Picc Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Picc Advice

A composite picc will be fine outside. It's basically plastic, so weather isn't going to affect it like wood. See if you can find a model with both head joints, and get the best of both worlds metal/woodish. Check craigslist to see if there's any deals. Also look into WWBW's composite picc--I've nev...

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