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by vampav8trix
Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: "Advanced"
Replies: 26
Views: 12923

It is miserable to be an Asian kid.

I grew up here and my mother still tried to treat us like we were in Asia and would not adapt to American culture.

NIGHTMARE!!
by vampav8trix
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is there a For Sale Forum on this board?
Replies: 12
Views: 4733

You can place an add for free on

www.usedflutes.com

Beware of the massive amount of spam. I would only accept paypal for payment if you do this. It will protect you and your flute.
by vampav8trix
Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Muramatsu, Sankyo, Miyazawa, or Yamaha??
Replies: 8
Views: 18861

If you decide to get a Muramatsu from Japan there is somthing you should know. Muramatsu America will not do any work on flutes that are not made for the American market. I don't know why this is so, but that is what they told me. It's no big deal. Any good flute shop can service your Muramatsu. It'...
by vampav8trix
Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Muramatsu, Sankyo, Miyazawa, or Yamaha??
Replies: 8
Views: 18861

Try as many flutes as you can for as long as you can.

I ended up with a Muramatsu. I almost went for an Altus or Yamaha.

I couldn't afford a Powell so I didn't try one. I wish that I had.

Try them all.
by vampav8trix
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Testing a new flute
Replies: 2
Views: 2118

I try and play them for as long as I can. If I can get them on trial and play for a couple of days that is the best. I start with scales. Check the tuning with a tuner. Play long tones with dynamics. Maybe a couple of songs. Practice different techniques. If I am in the shop, I get the flute special...
by vampav8trix
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YFL-461 II
Replies: 4
Views: 3463

Yamaha's are good flutes. They make some of the best student flutes around.

I love the Yamaha 800 series.

Sounds like you have a very nice flute!
by vampav8trix
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: "Advanced"
Replies: 26
Views: 12923

All of this has made me want to ask a new question that relates to this. What about an adult student that has a musical background. Would it be a bad idea for this person to work on an advanced piece? I am asking because I like to try hard pieces. I realise that I am playing them badly for the most ...
by vampav8trix
Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: New flute and my F and F# are very sharp
Replies: 6
Views: 5986

After you check the headcork. You should try adjusting your embouchure instead of rolling the flute. You should be able to play a half step up and down from a note just by adjusting your embouchure. It takes a lot of work and I still can't do it yet. There are some people who can play a whole note u...
by vampav8trix
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Flute Help
Replies: 9
Views: 6419

It sounds as though you might be playing a higher note harmonically. You are fingering the D but you are playing an A or something. Do you have a tuner? You can play the note and read what note you are actually playing using a tuner. You might have a leak in your flute causing this to happen or you ...
by vampav8trix
Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt flutes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2594

I agree with fluteguy18 as far as student flutes. I have had a few Armstrong flutes and they were good. I love the Yamaha flutes. Pearls have good reccomendations from many flute players. Intermediate flutes I like Pearl and Yamaha. Professional. I love my Muramatsu. All of the flutes that he mentio...
by vampav8trix
Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Muramatsu headjoint
Replies: 11
Views: 9566

I went from a Yamaha with the stock 385 headjoint to my EX. It took me a couple of months of intense practicing to get a nice sound. If I go a few days without practice it seems as though I will have to work hard for a few days to get my sound back. So.... even if I only have five minutes, I make it...
by vampav8trix
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Holding flute to play the 2nd C
Replies: 12
Views: 9072

Salud! vampav8trix wrote: You might have a key or a few keys leaking. Sorry, I'm very new to the flute. What is a leaking key? A key that lets some air out even when closed? Yes. That is a leaking key. A flute requires precise adjustments and everything in perfect working order. You should have you...
by vampav8trix
Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Saliva accumulation
Replies: 2
Views: 9260

I used to have that problem. I have started drinking more water all day and it seems to have improved dramatically for me. I no longer have an excessive saliva problem.

Don't just drink water before practice. Have lots all day long.
by vampav8trix
Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Holding flute to play the 2nd C
Replies: 12
Views: 9072

You might have a key or a few keys leaking.
by vampav8trix
Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yay, new flute
Replies: 3
Views: 2342

Congrats on the new flute. I hope that you enjoy it.

Practice, practice practice.

That is the only way to get used to a new flute.

:)