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by biggzh
Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Vivaldi Piccolo
Replies: 3
Views: 4901

RV 443, 444, and 445 (I'm thinking 444 is the one in A minor)

It's really not a good sign that I know those #s from memory.
by biggzh
Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bach Double
Replies: 1
Views: 1752

I'm gonna presume when you say "Bach Double," you are referring to the Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1044 (Also transcribed to harpsichord BWV 1062... why do I know these numbers off the top of my head?). In original key, without a lot of work, it would be impossible to play on flute, as ran...
by biggzh
Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Need Help on Holding out Really Looong Note in Solo
Replies: 11
Views: 9038

it must be called "variations on an e-flat"
by biggzh
Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: bach
Replies: 4
Views: 3607

along fliccolo's comments, if the ornament is from the manuscript source, then that's what the composer intended to hear. As for an edited edition, you can choose whether or not to add that in (the first time), or add it in a repeat. Just remember, in the Baroque/Galant era, playing the repeat as wr...
by biggzh
Thu Jun 16, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The dreaded Turn-around
Replies: 8
Views: 5173

off topic, but Bill Gates didn't Invent the Windows operating system, he just took the idea (and blueprints) from someone else.
by biggzh
Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:52 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Darn those Drums!
Replies: 7
Views: 6876

oh, just like my choir problem.... (I'm a male soprano, our lower voices always overpower the higher ones... choir teacher wants me to sing tenor, adding to the problem x2- I can't sing tenor for the life of me and I can project very well, so we have a problem....) Neways, yes, if I had to describe ...
by biggzh
Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The dreaded Turn-around
Replies: 8
Views: 5173

YAY SUPER HIGH F!!!! If you're taking the chromatic scale up to high f, then you may be taking it up to high (not as easy to finger fast 4 me, but it would be a nice goal 4 summer).... If it's up to high C, then just keep working A, Bb, B, C, B, Bb, A, and then combine it into your scale. Hope that ...
by biggzh
Sat May 28, 2005 5:27 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Saxophones
Replies: 17
Views: 10443

ahhh, just get one of those titanium flutes..... (we can all see where this is going so I'll be quiet now)
by biggzh
Thu May 26, 2005 7:40 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Haynes? Gemeinhardt? Jupiter? Powell?
Replies: 26
Views: 21704

Yeah.... from what I've heard there is sometimes a large difference between two flutes of the same model of Sonare flutes. I myself have a 6600, and it practically plays itself (even w/ a Gemeindhart headjoint- don't ask about that)... Course, there comes in the occasional horror story. I suggest th...
by biggzh
Thu May 26, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fluteworld.com
Replies: 13
Views: 8383

just tell her that Yamaha isn't the only good brand of flute... I mean... most of those flutes (sankyo, muramatsu, miyazawa) are all completely handmade, which means that their cost does not degrade as much, if at all, over time, and they are usually of higher quality than the Yamahas. Though Yamaha...
by biggzh
Wed May 25, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Straubinger Pads
Replies: 64
Views: 44860

They work GREAT!!! Everywhere, all the time... up till about the 10th or 12th year.... If they fail... they don't go gradually... all pad coverage is gone.... but they do work much longer than other flutes and can take much more than others up until that time. My teacher plays on a Straubinger she's...
by biggzh
Tue May 24, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fluteworld.com
Replies: 13
Views: 8383

I highly, highly recommend that you at least try other brands. True, Yamaha's are good ( but as James Galway has said, "Don't tell me you like the Yamaha, I'll have to kill you")... At fluteworld, I highly suggest you try a Sonare (my flute's a Sonare 6600, and the tone is one of the most beautiful ...
by biggzh
Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sonare or Pearl... need a lot of help deciding!
Replies: 4
Views: 5280

I personally love the Sonare's. I have a 6600 (no different than the 7700 other than french-styled keys and leather case cover (or "case-case" as said by one of my classmates....)), and it's outplayed Pearls for as long as I've had it. Pearl is not just known for their fragile silver, but their mech...
by biggzh
Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: In Market for New Flute
Replies: 8
Views: 7107

I envy you.... solid silver miyazawa... (drool)... Those flutes are really, really good. My flute teacher's teacher's students all have miyas... and she only takes the best students.
by biggzh
Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Gemeinhardt or Pearl?
Replies: 21
Views: 29144

I'd recommend going to www.flute4u.com. Mrs. Nussbaum knows a lot about flutes, and helped me out with finding a good intermediate/advanced flute. Now, I'm currently playing on a Sonare that I got from there (it's a 6600 and is $1500), and I love it.