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by 91st_Army_Flutist
Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Switch to an offset G?
Replies: 19
Views: 15591

I actually find the offset G difficult to play. I do not have particularly long fingers or large hands, but my hand seems to "fit" the inline better than the offset. In fact, I have trouble covering the offset G key. These days to get the flute I want, I have to buy a fully-handmade. I like the spli...
by 91st_Army_Flutist
Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How do you play in eighths?
Replies: 5
Views: 4990

Just remember - the top number of the time signature is the number of beats per measure, the bottom number is what gets one beat. So in 3/8 time, there are 3 beats and the eighth note gets the beat. However, 3/8 may often be conducted in 1, so the dotted quarter would get the beat. Hopefully that do...
by 91st_Army_Flutist
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Head Joints
Replies: 5
Views: 5765

The biggest advantage of selecting a headjoint separately from the flute body is that you get the one that is easiest for you to play and most responsive. I have played a lot of good flutes, but when I put my Drelinger headjoint on any of them they become easier to play, more responsive and easier t...
by 91st_Army_Flutist
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Favorite Flute Concertos
Replies: 13
Views: 9831

There is a recording of Alexa Still of New Zealand doing the recording. I don't like her sound or interpretation that much, but the orchestral recording is more modern and sounds better than the other two you mentioned, I have them both.
by 91st_Army_Flutist
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Haynes? Gemeinhardt? Jupiter? Powell?
Replies: 26
Views: 22273

You might just want to upgrade your headjoint for now. This will serve you well later when you want to upgrade the flute body because you will already have the "right" headjoint. I suggest Drelinger. I have played his headjoints since 1987 when I was 16 and there is nothing better. Check out his web...
by 91st_Army_Flutist
Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: help with brand names for piccolo purchase!!
Replies: 19
Views: 20931

Gemeinhardts generally have a good sound, but don't remain in good adjustment and have TERRIBLE PITCH. It is hard enough to play the piccolo in tune without the added problem. Buy a Yamaha, or if you want to venture into the $1,200 range, Emerson Legacy is good. I play a Burkart-Phelan ($3,000) and ...
by 91st_Army_Flutist
Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Recommend Good Flute Instruction Book...
Replies: 36
Views: 30097

Recommended Flute Method

Walfrid Kujala's "The Flutist's Progress" contains an excellent fingering chart and beginning instruction. It even has descriptions of how to form the embouchure. It's geared toward the flutist who is still evolving his/her skills. Available from Flute World.