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by new2flute
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Beginner lessons
Replies: 4
Views: 3053

Re: Beginner lessons

Are you currently playing any wind instrument? I didn't realize when I started playing the flute how much air is required to play the flute. Of course in the beginning you're not very efficient with your air so that exacerbates the problem. This would be one reason you might want to start with 30 mi...
by new2flute
Wed May 02, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Di Zhoa handmade? Just not sure about them...
Replies: 2
Views: 2759

Re: Di Zhoa handmade? Just not sure about them...

Sorry to hear about your bad experience with these high end Di Zhoa flutes. My own experience with them is with an intermediate model DZ-400. After a year of daily playing it held up nicely and when looking for a step up flute I tried other brands/models that were two or three times the price and ye...
by new2flute
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute Center of New York
Replies: 1
Views: 2267

Flute Center of New York

I just wanted to share my trial/buying experience with Flute Center of New York. I have been watching videos on line posted by a young lady name Joanna. She has some excellent tutorials for new players as well as doing flute reviews for the Flute Center of New York. The Flute Center offered extended...
by new2flute
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How many play flute and another instrument?
Replies: 11
Views: 6964

Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

I do some guitar strumming, banging of the keys on the piano and somewhat play the flute. I came to the flute late in life (64 years old at the time) and started learning how to play for health reasons since I've got issues that prevent me from running and doing other cardio "stuff". It was a real c...
by new2flute
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Need flute learning anecdotes
Replies: 6
Views: 3134

Re: Need flute learning anecdotes

I guess at that time the library would be one of the only centralized locations for finding books on how to play the flute. Chance meeting in the flute book section of the library? I found the following regarding the 1800's and history of the flute that might be useful. 1829 - Boehm creates his own ...
by new2flute
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: C foot joint Vs B foot joint
Replies: 4
Views: 3446

Re: C foot joint Vs B foot joint

I also heard (I'm no expert so don't totally rely on this) that the extra length of the B foot joint might make hitting the higher notes a little harder and is the reason the gizmo key was incorporated.
by new2flute
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Step-up instrument recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 2547

Re: Step-up instrument recommendations

I'm also an adult learner and have been playing a Di Zhao 400 for about a year. It's held up well under everyday use (1 ~ 2 hours of practice every day) and tone quality, at least based on the individuals that have heard me play, is pleasing. There are a few Youtube videos of individuals playing dif...
by new2flute
Wed May 03, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 44090

Re: Di Zhao flutes

I have a Di Zhao DZ400 but as a beginner player it's difficult to give any meaningful advice regarding the flute. I haven't had any issues with it and when I'm doing my part the tone quality appears to be very good. One of my relatives is giving me lesson so once she has had a chance to play it (she...
by new2flute
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Absolute beginner at the flute
Replies: 5
Views: 4034

Re: Absolute beginner at the flute

I'm a brand new player and even if you can't find a teacher locally there are a ton of resources available (books, videos) to help get you started. When I purchased my student flute I also purchased to books, Flute 101: Mastering the Basics and Trevor Wye Practice books 1 ~ 6 (got the TW book new in...