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by Symphony
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Looking for opinions....
Replies: 20
Views: 13577

I've found that Yamaha's are always the most dependable. They're strong, sturdy flutes which allow space for a good clear tone, and, in my experiences, - well I've never had a student with a broken Yamaha, whereas the other makes at the lower prices do seem to be less reliable. A Yamaha FL 211 is a ...
by Symphony
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: How was this fair??
Replies: 6
Views: 5748

It sounds like politics to me to be honest, as though there's some higher order in charge, where this guy knew someone in charge and thus got away with this. it's the most annoying thing in the world when you're trying to make a living, and a name for yourself - but unfortunately appears almost ever...
by Symphony
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Piccolo forum
Replies: 12
Views: 20887

piccolo being my main instrument.... bring on the piccolo forum!
by Symphony
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Senior Recital music Help!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 5983

Three are some much nicer 'Irish' pieces out there than Danny Boy - perhaps try the Irish Washerwoman, with variations. Or 'An Sionnach Siodh' which begins slowly and then builds up speed. Or, 'An Chualainn' which is a beautiful slow air. I'm Irish [born and bred and living there] so if you've any q...
by Symphony
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- Flute
Replies: 89
Views: 64176

I don't truly understand the fascination with Galway; while he certainly has a beautiful tone and whatnot, I have performed in concert with him, and found him to be a very disagreeable, grumpy little man who, when he didn't get his own way, LITERALLY went into a corner and sulked. He was supposed to...
by Symphony
Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:29 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: What the poo is C flat?
Replies: 12
Views: 10312

a good way to think about it is that like in the english language, some words are spelt different but sound the same, eg sun and son.

therefore, like in music, some NOTES are spelt differently but sound the same - Cb and B natural being one example :)
by Symphony
Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Prelude Piccolo.
Replies: 5
Views: 3879

I wouldn't touch a Prelude with a ten foot pole ever again. One of my students plays one and has had nothing but trouble trouble trouble with pads, keys, springs etc. Had it a year and already seven breakages with it. Luckily over the Cork Flute Society I had it fixed for free, by the guy that works...
by Symphony
Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- Flute
Replies: 89
Views: 64176

1) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun) Cork School of Music Wind Ensemble (college) Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra (college) Ballincollig Concert Band Irish Youth Wind Ensemble (National Wind Ens in Ireland) and I teach xD 2) What kind of flute do you play? Yam...
by Symphony
Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: free online sheet music
Replies: 7
Views: 4716

Thanks for those; they look good!
by Symphony
Sat May 28, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Wish I new more!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4623

Yamaha's tend to suit everyone - other flutes out there you have to literally bond with for it to work - like Altus, and others, but Yamaha's are definitely the way to go :)
by Symphony
Sat May 28, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sore shoulders?
Replies: 4
Views: 3455

I used to, but I think that's because I was switching from flute/picc to bassoon and the weight difference was causing a strain. There's new chairs designed for musicians, which give you perfect posture (you practice sitting in them so when you go to a gig or whatever, you sit naturally) - I'll look...
by Symphony
Sat May 28, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute vs. Piccolo?
Replies: 10
Views: 8302

I love my piccolo. Bought it last summer - wooden yamaha - ooh so gorgoues. Much prefer playing picc, altho Im far better on flute - Really working these days to get out the high Bb (conquered it today) B and C on the picc- I have a thing on my lip, I cant remember what they're called - a pear maybe...
by Symphony
Sat May 28, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Saxophones
Replies: 17
Views: 11254

Im actually taking up the alto sax this summer - I think any section can be equally annoying to others. For me, its the trumpets - they never shut up, ever!
by Symphony
Sat May 28, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How the #*$& do you play this note
Replies: 10
Views: 8988

:shock: Never knew you can get a gadget for a low Bb. Must invest in that. Where does it go? parallel to the high C gadget?
by Symphony
Sat May 28, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: solo suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 12611

Try the Doppler Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise ... it is simply stunning .. Some cadenza-like passages, lots of virtuosic playing ... a 'must play' for the good flautist ;)