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by Bob_Forever
Thu May 18, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is the value of a a Gemeinhart M3S with a handcut Lamberson headjoint?
Replies: 0
Views: 2962

What is the value of a a Gemeinhart M3S with a handcut Lamberson headjoint?

My flute teacher has offered me a Gemeinhart M3S with a head joint made my Lamberson. Assuming the condition is fine what would it be worth. Do you think you would want to play this flute? Should I be worried about the Gemeninhart having a older tuning system?
by Bob_Forever
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What are the cons to the Altus z-cut headjoint on the Azumi AZ2?
Replies: 1
Views: 1870

What are the cons to the Altus z-cut headjoint on the Azumi AZ2?

I've been looking for a step-up flute recently. One flute in particular has caught my eye, the Azumi AZ2. One of the flutes chief selling points and one that interests me is the professional grade altus head joint. My question is what are the benefits of this head joint and cut? What may be the cons...
by Bob_Forever
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Does anyone have examples of great tone?
Replies: 1
Views: 7280

Does anyone have examples of great tone?

I've been playing flute for a while now and I've been striving for great tone but I feel like I've hit a wall. I try to make the best tone I can but I don't know what to strive for. I play notes in the high register and they sound crass, does that mean I'm making a mistake, or is that just the natur...
by Bob_Forever
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Harmonic notes
Replies: 2
Views: 13056

Re: Harmonic notes

I believe the D# you are talking is played with the second harmonic, so you would use the normal D# fingering (i.e. pinky alone) and blow harder and with a slightly more focused embrasure. I had trouble clearly playing that note so it's understandable that you would have trouble playing it too. Good...
by Bob_Forever
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Identify this flute piece (please?!)
Replies: 5
Views: 3452

Re: Identify this flute piece (please?!)

Thanks a bunch, Bob! I already downloaded the sheet music. Should be able to convert the bottom parts to bass and (alto?) flute. Bob, what is shazam? >'Kat You're welcome :D . This would definitely be a fun song for a flute ensemble. I'm surprised you've never heard of shazam. Shazam is an app for ...
by Bob_Forever
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Identify this flute piece (please?!)
Replies: 5
Views: 3452

Re: Identify this flute piece (please?!)

You're in luck. I found the piece. You can thank shazam for this one. The piece is "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" by Kevin MacLeod It's royalty free which could be nice. Here is a video. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXn-zOt68V8[/youtube] There is also free sheet music for all the parts. http...
by Bob_Forever
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?
Replies: 29
Views: 36232

Re: What is Your Opinion on Male Flutists?

In my opinion, there's nothing more manly than doing something feminine. If you can be confident in yourself as a man while being the only male flautist in your band then you have to be a manly man. So take pride in how little you care and have fun playing some flute. :D (Plus if you're the only mal...
by Bob_Forever
Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Why are there no wooden flutes?
Replies: 1
Views: 2522

Why are there no wooden flutes?

Hi this is my first time on here. I came to ask a odd question. Where are the wooden flutes? Why are all Boehm flutes made of metal? I was hit with this question recently and I did some googling. Apparently there are wooden Boehm flutes(Part of me really wants a wooden flute now :shock: ). So why ha...