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by KJF_pdx
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Silly Question About Flutes and Cats
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Silly Question About Flutes and Cats

My two Chihuahuas have an opposite reaction. One appears to love singing along to my playing, although it sound more like a soulful moan, which is funny coming from a 6 pound dog. I don’t think it hurts his ears. He sings even when I’m playing softly and low tones. The other only sings along periodi...
by KJF_pdx
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Long Ring Fingers
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Long Ring Fingers - Update!

I had a breakthrough. I spent about 2 weeks staring at my right hand fingers, watching how they moved, noting that the ring and pinky move in unison, noting how when the pinky curves, the ring finger follows, etc. Of course my teacher has been telling me this for a year, but sometimes it takes old d...
by KJF_pdx
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Long Ring Fingers
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Long Ring Fingers

Thank you everyone for your comments 🌝 I do have a thumb port. I used it a lot earlier this year with Ye Olde Gemeinhardt but not too much with the new flute. People tell me I have long fingers. Maybe I do have short thumbs? I’ve come a long way in the last 12 months, having returned to music after ...
by KJF_pdx
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Long Ring Fingers
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Long Ring Fingers

Hello all: My ring fingers are longer than my index fingers. That makes it easy to cover the G with my left hand ring finger, but I struggle getting my right hand ring finger to cover the holds when reaching for low C and B with my pinky. If I keep my right hand ring finger curved then my thumb does...
by KJF_pdx
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Miyazawa 202 + Headjoint Options + Heavy Walll
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Re: Miyazawa 202 + Headjoint Options + Heavy Walll

Final Chapter: Miyazawa 202 Posting with the hope this helps others who are searching for their next flute. I chose the 202 heavy wall with the MX-2 head joint. ** I played the standard wall with the MX-2 and MZ-10 head joints. ** I played the heavy wall with the MX-1 and MX-2 head joints. My instru...
by KJF_pdx
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Miyazawa 202 + Headjoint Options + Heavy Walll
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Re: Miyazawa 202 + Headjoint Options + Heavy Walll

The heavy wall 202 arrived yesterday along with an MX-1 and MX-2 head joint. I really like the MX-2 for the 202 standard wall. In fact, I really like the standard wall a lot. I need to spend the weekend playing the heavy wall. I will meet with my instructor and Monday and decide. Then one goes back ...
by KJF_pdx
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Miyazawa 202 + Headjoint Options + Heavy Walll
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Re: Miyazawa 202 + Headjoint Options + Heavy Walll

The 202 with heavy wall with Mx-1 head joint should be coming Friday or Monday. I can't wait 😊 On the head joint, I incorrectly indicated in my earlier post that I have the Mx-1 as well as the Mz-10. I have the Mx-2. Between the Mx-2 and the Mz-10 both my teacher and I prefer the Mx-2. The next (and...
by KJF_pdx
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Negotiating Flute Price
Replies: 6
Views: 2987

Re: Negotiating Flute Price

Which head joint did you pick?
by KJF_pdx
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Miyazawa 202 + Headjoint Options + Heavy Walll
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Re: Miyazawa 202 + Headjoint Options + Heavy Walll

Hello all: I’ve narrowed my search to a Miyazawa 202. I have a standard wall model on trial right now with the Mx-10 and Mz-1 head joints. I have a heavy wall model coming next week with an Mz-2 head joint. Of course, I love them both. My lesson with my teacher is next week and she will help me disc...
by KJF_pdx
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Negotiating Flute Price
Replies: 6
Views: 2987

Re: Negotiating Flute Price

I’m a newbie here and an adult amateur. I’m looking for a flute upgrade myself, most likely the Miyazawa 202 (see my recent post on standard wall versus heavy wall, etc.). So here’s my flute shopping advice: Take your time and don’t let anyone pressure you into a deal that you really don’t want. The...
by KJF_pdx
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Miyazawa 202 + Headjoint Options + Heavy Walll
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Miyazawa 202 + Headjoint Options + Heavy Walll

Hello all: I’m considering the Miyazawa 202 with heavy wall. I haven’t played one yet. I did trial a Miyazawa 102 with standard wall and M-10 headjoint. I loved the mechanism and sound over others that I tried. I’m hoping the 202 will be all that and more. Others I’ve played so far: Azumi AZ3 Di Zha...
by KJF_pdx
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Trevor James Virtuoso Voce
Replies: 0
Views: 1178

Trevor James Virtuoso Voce

Hello all: I'm trialing some new flutes, among them a Trevor James Virtuoso Voce. Also a Miyazawa 102, Di Zhao 700, Azumi Az3, and Yamaha 677. I'm currently playing an early 1970s Gemeinhardt M3S. The TJ feels and sounds like a much better version of the M3S. Am I crazy? Has anyone who has experienc...
by KJF_pdx
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Old Gemeinhardt M3S + Thoughts on New(er) Flute?
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Re: Old Gemeinhardt M3S + Thoughts on New(er) Flute?

Thanks for the response. (I was locked out of my account for the last couple of months, otherwise I would have thanked you sooner 🌝 The Gemeinhardt is all silver — that’s all I know as well. It’s in great shape for being an early 1970’s specimen. Sometimes I wonder if it would benefit from a better ...