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by isoc
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Powell Aurumite vs Aurumite II
Replies: 3
Views: 3184

Re: Powell Aurumite vs Aurumite II

<It takes at least a year to adjust to a new instrument. At least a year of solid, consistent tone work, every day. I've had my current set up for 6-7 years, played for 12 hours a day most of that time and I'm still learning new things about my flute and how it plays.> I'm still not absolutely how m...
by isoc
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Routine flute maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

Re: Routine flute maintenance

Reading this and other feedback, I'll skip the pre-paid offer. I will schedule a COA locally for my Emerson sometime during the next year. The new Yamaha can wait 2-3 years, unless something unexpected happens. That said, I double checked with my daughter and she has never had a reason to have her G...
by isoc
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Routine flute maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 1874

Routine flute maintenance

I just purchased a new Yamaha. Part of the sale was an offer for me to pre-purchase an adjustment/oil/clean annual service for about $340, about a 10% discount. My daughter's Gemeinhardt step-up flute, which I bought for her in the 1990's, has never had or apparently needed such a service. My Emerso...
by isoc
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Music notation numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5261

Re: Music notation numbers

The organ is a Wurlitzer. It has 2 full manuals, a small solo manual and two octave pedalboard. Not AGO pedalboard because it stops at C. I got it for my first wife, Gemma, who was a Church organist but needed an instrument for practice at home. She died 14 years ago after 32 years of marriage. I ha...
by isoc
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Good news, bad news flute trial
Replies: 3
Views: 2309

Re: Good news, bad news flute trial

It took several days to sort things out. I had some scales, tone exercises, a low piece, a higher mid range piece, and harmonics to compare, alternating each flute. Eventually for me the Altus just didn't work as well for me, maybe it was the Z cut headjoint. Both the Yamaha and the Sankyo played eq...
by isoc
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Good news, bad news flute trial
Replies: 3
Views: 2309

Good news, bad news flute trial

I contacted JLSmith for a flute trial, because I was not altogether happy with my 30 year old Emerson. The trial flutes: a Yamaha 677, Sankyo 201 and Altus 907. After trying them for a day, I like all three way better than my Emerson. Much easier to hit the low D&C and even the low B is possible. I ...
by isoc
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Music notation numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5261

Re: Music notation numbers

On my organ I only go down to C2 on the manual, unless I use the 16' coupler to go to C1. I go to C7 on the manual, unless I use the 2' coupler, and go to C9.

Middle C=C4. I understand it, I will recall my first piano lesson: I am C, Middle C, left hand, right hand, Middle C.

Ted
by isoc
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Music notation numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5261

Re: Music notation numbers

Thanks for that clarification, Kat.

I guess, to be logical, C4 should actually be C1 for the flute. But it isn't logical.

I'm familiar enough with a keyboard to now understand the notation, I just didn't run into it before taking up the flute again.

Best regards, Ted
by isoc
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Music notation numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5261

Music notation numbers

I can read the music notation for my flute OK, although once I get above the F in the third octave, I have to do a double take the first time or so. But I don't spend that much time up there anyhow. My question is about the numbers going with the notes. I understand the flute goes from "C4" to "C7" ...
by isoc
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Returning to the flute after a while
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

Re: Returning to the flute after a while

On the organ I have been practicing an old church Marian Hymn, based on chant, "Ave, Regina caelorum." First right hand, then left hand, then pedal, then right and left hand together, then right hand and pedal together, then all together. I am just now, after about an hour of doing the above, able t...
by isoc
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Something new helpful to me
Replies: 3
Views: 3021

Something new helpful to me

In the 25 years since I was regularly practicing with my flute, smartphones are here, and so are apps. I got the Android app Soundcorset tuner and metronome. I have an older electronic metronome, that also produces a 440A, but this app has other uses. It will measure how close I am to 440, and show ...
by isoc
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is sterling silver -Am?
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

What is sterling silver -Am?

I have a 25-year-old Emerson. B foot, open hole, sterling silver head joint and body. Looking at possible replacements. Considering a Yamaha 587H or a Yamaha 687H, for example. Both have sterling silver "Am" headjoints. What is Am? The 587 has a silver plated body, but the 687 a sterling silver body...
by isoc
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Returning to the flute after a while
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

Re: Returning to the flute after a while

HI Kat, Thanks for the welcome back! Unfortunately, the Church where we once played has changed a lot, and I have no motivation to play there again. I suppose the "guitar group" would welcome me (my daughter once played with them) but I don't like their repertoire and try to avoid them. That's me, n...
by isoc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Returning to the flute after a while
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

Returning to the flute after a while

HI All, I'm now 71, and I think I'd better return to playing the flute. I started in my 40's to help my daughter when she started in marching and then concert band. We took flute lessons together, and played flute duets in church and for family and fun occassions. But she grew up and moved away (tho...
by isoc
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New FB group supporting adult learners
Replies: 1
Views: 1667

Re: New FB group supporting adult learners

Thanks for starting that group. I'll be over there, too. - :) Ted