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by joolz
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Chromatic Scale (High Register)
Replies: 4
Views: 5609

Well done! Be proud of yourself. I've only just started learning the Chaminade and I'm 34!!!

Joolz
by joolz
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: I keep playing harmonics
Replies: 3
Views: 2888

I keep playing harmonics

I have this awful problem with continually playing harmonics throughout my pieces. It's obviously unintentional and I'm really not sure how to go about correcting this other than "hearing" the note before I play it. It's frustrating because I have the correct fingerings but some of the notes come ou...
by joolz
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute keys "clicking"
Replies: 1
Views: 3444

Flute keys "clicking"

I've had my Muramatsu GX 111 flute now since just before Christmas and in the last few weeks I have noticed a strange little noise coming from the keys when I play. Sometimes it's there when I just lift the flute up to play and don't actually press anything down. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's...
by joolz
Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: C sharp too sharp - me of the flute?
Replies: 3
Views: 3787

C sharp too sharp - me of the flute?

Is it likely that it's just me (only been playing for about 4 months after not playing for 17 years) or could it be the actual flute or the model?? I've just tried it (Muramatsu GX) against my piano and found that the C sharp is quite sharp and this is one of my pet peeves. In the flute's defense I'...
by joolz
Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Perfection - what do you expect from your new flute???
Replies: 15
Views: 9468

The company has got back to me and offered to exchange this flute for another if I wish, return it for refund, or if I keep this one they have offered to take it all apart and clean it up for me if I wish. I don't think I would bother as it would just get dirty again anyway. I'm going to try it out ...
by joolz
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Perfection - what do you expect from your new flute???
Replies: 15
Views: 9468

Oh, and Muramatsu have confirmed for me that the flute was manufactured in 2007 so that is a plus. My teacher heard me play it and she said it sounded beautiful and that I should overlook the cosmetic flaws but in her opinion the flute had been used due to the marks on the pads. I am aware of this a...
by joolz
Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Perfection - what do you expect from your new flute???
Replies: 15
Views: 9468

part of the problem is that it's Christmas in a few days and most businesses close down for the holiday period. Also, I am in Australia so it has taken 2 weeks to get to me as it is. I am going to try the flute out against some different brands of the same price range and see what I think. The scari...
by joolz
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Perfection - what do you expect from your new flute???
Replies: 15
Views: 9468

Hi everyone, The first few replies made me laugh since they sounded like my husband. The last few sounded like me so there are definately some very different opinions on this issue. I had been told that this particular flue had been tested out against a DS and that the person had finally decided on ...
by joolz
Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Perfection - what do you expect from your new flute???
Replies: 15
Views: 9468

Perfection - what do you expect from your new flute???

Ok so I finally went ahead and ordered a Muramatsu GX from a company that sells online and offers a weeks trial. I got the flute today (brand new but they told me that it had been tested in the shop as most flutes are anyway) and there was a bit of black in the creases in some places like where the ...
by joolz
Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Silver plated keys vs all silver flute
Replies: 16
Views: 10154

Thanks guys, You have alleviated my worries. I'm the one who has the green Gemeinhardt but as my husband pointed out, it is over 25 years old and I can guarentee that I didn't look after it very well as I was only 12. Haven't had any other issues with plating coming off on the other two plated instr...
by joolz
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Silver plated keys vs all silver flute
Replies: 16
Views: 10154

Silver plated keys vs all silver flute

Can anyone let me know what you think about the advantages/disadvantages of a silver flute with plated keys? I have always played a plated flute so going to silver was a step up. I chose the Muramatsu GX flute in order to stay within my budget and just want to check that I've done the right thing ma...
by joolz
Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Anyone bought a used flute online via ebay?
Replies: 6
Views: 4582

Anyone bought a used flute online via ebay?

Thinking about it - have been advised against it. Flute will cost me half the price of a new one ($4000 vs $9500). Everyone I know tells me not to do it. Husband looking at $$$ and thinks I should go for it. Seller is a flute store o/s selling the instrument on consignment. Tells me it's 5 years old...
by joolz
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:44 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: just a general question...
Replies: 11
Views: 5248

Perhaps you can find some way of speaking to someone who holds these auditions or who has done so in the past and ask them what is generally being looked for. Perhaps there is one area that, if improved, could get you those spots you really want. This is totally off topic but when I did my first yea...
by joolz
Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Do I really need a professional flute???
Replies: 5
Views: 4297

Do I really need a professional flute???

ok, here is a quick rundown. Age 34, taking lessons again to complete 8th grade. Planning to teach primary and low high school aged children on a part time basis. Haven't played for 17 years but getting my "chops" and technique back very quickly. I have visited my local dealer several times in the l...
by joolz
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Allegretto speed in 3/8???? Boehm Caprice # 11
Replies: 2
Views: 3786

yes sorry, I'm a dope - I meant : is it dotted crotchet (quarter) = 100 (which would be very fast) or is it quaver (eighth note) = 100. I'm counting this one in quavers (eighths ) at the moment. The piece is made up of semiquavers (16ths) and demi semi quavers (32nds) in amongst at some places. Does...