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by LarryS
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: What is the point of having a low B foot?
Replies: 18
Views: 17784

Re:

Claiken wrote:
Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:08 pm
is there such thing as a closed hole professional flute?
Yes an alto or bass flute 😋
by LarryS
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 23
Views: 11280

Re: Let's hear it!!

Well I discovered that my cork was loose- the crown was forever coming loose even when not touched. Anyway I got some advice from someone in a Facebook group and used PTFE tape to seal the cork. Its now tight in there with no leaks, and I find it it easier to get high C and low F now. https://youtu....
by LarryS
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Developing your Vibrato...
Replies: 1
Views: 2017

Re: Developing your Vibrato...

Would I use the same technique that I am able to use on my recorders? I kind of move my diaphragm up and down on those instruments.
by LarryS
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Baroque flute players, please help me!
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

Re: Baroque flute players, please help me!

. If it still doesn't sound good, the headjoint cork may be leaking and need to be replaced. Also carefully inspect the headjoint for any cracks in the wood or chips in the embouchure hole. I discovered a tip for detecting a leaky cork today;the suck test. Cover the end of the head joint and try su...
by LarryS
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: RH thumb position?
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

RH thumb position?

I've been advised that my thumb position is not ideal, and may cause problems later. I tried moving my thumb to the position in the attached image ( marked thumb----> ) but it felt strange.
I've also been pointed towards getting a thumbport. Anyone use those?

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by LarryS
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 23
Views: 11280

Re: Let's hear it!!

Well I've added a proper D5 to my toolbox and have improved on that piece. I never thought I'd get to the stage where I can play a tune on the flute!

by LarryS
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: First day newbie embouchure question.
Replies: 7
Views: 2325

Re: First day newbie embouchure question.

I just found this thread, I'm a late beginner too (52), how are you getting on with your flute?
by LarryS
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 23
Views: 11280

Re: Let's hear it!!

Well this is where I'm at with flute. Its very basic. I can play more advanced tunes on recorder, tin whistle and now native American flute, but concert flute is hard. Very hard. I find I run out of breath really quickly, though I'm learning to make a smaller hole with my mouth, and use tu or du art...
by LarryS
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Curious about Skype Lessons
Replies: 7
Views: 3609

Re: Curious about Skype Lessons

I have Skype but I've never used it yet, other than to send messages to the person who introduced me to it. It could be neat to have my playing assessed in real time, or almost real time, but I'm a bit self conscious when it comes to talking face to face with people I don't know. Ideally I'd get a t...
by LarryS
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New member saying Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Re: New member saying Hi

Re: your recorders--what do you have? I now own a couple of sopranos, a couple of altos, a Yami tenor (my fave!), and two Angel basses which my machinist friend is fabricating a bocals for one from the other, and mouthpieces for each (one came with neither part, the other is missing the mouthpiece)...
by LarryS
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning tarnish on a flute
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

Cleaning tarnish on a flute

My flute came to me secondhand (a freebie from a Facebook friend) and it has some tarnish on certain areas. The lip plate just looks dulled, whereas on some of the keys it appears some of the coating has worn off, or is it just surface tarnish? Also there's some green corrosion from reaction from th...
by LarryS
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New member saying Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Re: New member saying Hi

pied_piper wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Welcome to the Fluteland Board!
Thanks. Is it normally so quiet on here?
by LarryS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New member saying Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

New member saying Hi

Hi my name's Larry from north east England, and I'm just learning to play the boehm flute. I was given one last year in exchange for an ocarina I had (ridiculously hard to play, and it hurt my ears). The flute is a Fortissimo beginner flute that was a Facebook friend's spare flute. It had a stuck Eb...
by LarryS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 23
Views: 11280

Re: Let's hear it!!

I'm one of the board moderators. I checked the new message queue and there is no introductory message there. Perhaps you could repost it. I've promoted you to full membership so your future posts will not be moderated. Ah thanks for that. It was quite the essay, I'm not typing all that again lol
by LarryS
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 23
Views: 11280

Re: Let's hear it!!

Well i complemented your playing and the post got removed for being off topic! Welcome to Fluteland. Apologies if your first post was deleted. Spammers hit this board pretty hard and while trying to keep them out, new members sometimes accidentally get caught in the crossfire. We'll try not to let ...