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by Flutar
Thu Apr 17, 2003 9:01 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Exchanging headjoints
Replies: 2
Views: 3073

Exchanging headjoints

Thanx Damjan, that is exactly what im looking for.They are abit pricey though so i got to think about it.I am thinking about experimenting with extended techniques to get the sound I want.I'm Quite intrigued by the fact you can get that kindof effect using a transverse head joint.Thanx Damjan I thin...
by Flutar
Wed Apr 16, 2003 10:43 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Exchanging headjoints
Replies: 2
Views: 3073

Exchanging headjoints

Im curious if anyone has tryed using a japanese shakuhachi headjoint on their flute.I have made shakuhachis and like the blusey sound they have when tuned to a western scale .But because of a shortage of bamboo where i live I am considering buying a Shakuhachi head joint from another maker.I would l...
by Flutar
Tue Feb 04, 2003 3:02 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Headjoint problems?
Replies: 5
Views: 4950

Headjoint problems?

I studied clarinet for 20 yrs. I had to switch to flute bcause of the loss off teeth.Iv been making bensuris keenas and shakuhachis for 5 years .The wearing of pads does the same thing on a flute it does on clarinet . Controll of octave is nearly impossible if there is leakage .If the leak is low on...
by Flutar
Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:01 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Headjoint problems?
Replies: 5
Views: 4950

Headjoint problems?

I had the exact same problem with my armstong and i
had the keys adjusted and it solved the problem.Also your head joint could be
leaking air at the cork.The air stream gets interupted it cause all sorts of
problems.If you are playing the same you always did it is a mechanical
problem.
by Flutar
Sun Feb 02, 2003 11:25 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Headjoint problems?
Replies: 5
Views: 4950

Headjoint problems?

Sounds like it maynot be your head joint at all.It is common for pads to wear out after a number of years.This can cause many problems you just described.If the air is leaking from a worn pad or a mal ajustd key than it can force the tone up an octave. I used to have that problem on bamboo flutes wh...