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by MissyHPhoenix
Wed May 28, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Update on fluting
Replies: 5
Views: 3323

Update on fluting

Hey everybody I haven't been on in quite a while because of school but wanted to say hi during summer vacation. Never did say anything about the convention last summer but it was awesome! Wish I could go to the one in Chicago this summer but can't afford it right now. I tried a bunch of headjoints a...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: What's your favorite time period?
Replies: 3
Views: 3039

Re: What's your favorite time period?

Huh. Seems no one wanted to answer. My faves are Baroque -- JS bach partita in a minor .... love all his work, but love telemann too Classical -- haydn esp london trios Romantic -- kuhlau grand solos, divertissements and duets Those are in my favorite order too. I prefer to play bach over just about...
by MissyHPhoenix
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: NFA New Orleans
Replies: 12
Views: 4307

Re: NFA New Orleans

I'll be there! :D
by MissyHPhoenix
Sat May 25, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: flute sound not improving?
Replies: 4
Views: 4243

Re: flute sound not improving?

Exactly!
by MissyHPhoenix
Sat May 25, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Breathing
Replies: 14
Views: 11420

Re: Breathing

My instructor had to get me to take smaller, more efficient breaths because I was so used to trying to fill my lungs but wasn't effectively using the air I took in. (Did that make sense?) Anyway, she emphasizes taking in just enough air with each breath to support the notes. It is an extremely effic...
by MissyHPhoenix
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: In-line help
Replies: 6
Views: 2804

Re: In-line help

If there is somebody nearby I would prefer that, but don't mind shipping. I ship it to Kentucky once a year for the COA because I'm picky about that work. :D
by MissyHPhoenix
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Old vs New -- Opinions pls
Replies: 11
Views: 5742

Re: Old vs New -- Opinions pls

Hey Z! Thanks for the support of the Sankyo -- they really are great instruments, aren't they?

I'll try to get back more often; always enjoy reading the posts here. :D
by MissyHPhoenix
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: In-line help
Replies: 6
Views: 2804

Re: In-line help

Yay! that is exactly what I was looking for! I am not DIY at all, so I'll have to get either the ready-made ones or have them made for my flute. PP, do you recommend anybody in particular, as I don't have any idea who to approach for this .... Doesn't look like the big flute companies have anything ...
by MissyHPhoenix
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: In-line help
Replies: 6
Views: 2804

In-line help

My Sankyo is an in-line and I find that more and more lately my left hand fingers, particularly pinky and ring fingers, are getting "stuck" when I play faster runs. Maybe a better description is that the knuckles get stuck kinda rigid. Is there any kind of extension that can be put on to make the in...
by MissyHPhoenix
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Old vs New -- Opinions pls
Replies: 11
Views: 5742

Re: Old vs New -- Opinions pls

Thanks, I think that is very sound advice. I've asked my teacher to play my flute again when we start back up at school, and I will ask around and see if there is a flute tech in the area that I could talk to. If I have to I can always call somebody like Carolyn Nussbaum and get their opinion. I app...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Old vs New -- Opinions pls
Replies: 11
Views: 5742

Re: Old vs New -- Opinions pls

Hey, thanks for the prompt replies! I've kept the flute in good repair, sending it in once a year to get a COA. I send it to the same place that I got it from, Miles Davis in Kentucky, who actually completely overhauled the flute before I bought it and put in all new Schmidt gold pads. The last time...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Old vs New -- Opinions pls
Replies: 11
Views: 5742

Old vs New -- Opinions pls

Hey y'all. Need some opinions from those of you out there who have more experience than I do. I have a 30 year old Prima Sankyo Artist, as most of you know. :lol: I've been back in school now for 1-1/2 years, taking private lessons and loving it -- improving in leaps and bounds. I can't believe how ...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ok I am an electronics idiot
Replies: 11
Views: 5903

Re: Ok I am an electronics idiot

Yay!!! Thanks so much -- I figured it out! It has an "easy search" function that was not on, so I wasn't able to go forward/backward like I wanted. Didn't help that the operations manual didn't explain how this function works and how to turn it on -- had to do a lot of playing around before I got it...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ok I am an electronics idiot
Replies: 11
Views: 5903

Re: Ok I am an electronics idiot

Okay ... at the risk of seeming really stupid. I bought a Sony recorder to use for my Masterclasses and lessons. It's easy to use and I can transfer the recordings to my computer. Fine so far. However, I can't fast-forward or go back except for full intervals (i.e., ends and beginnings of each recor...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Good tone recognition?
Replies: 6
Views: 4053

Re: Good tone recognition?

Vibrato seems to be a very personal matter. See what your teacher thinks and recommends for you. From my experiences, there are a couple of different viewpoints on vibrato production and of course opinions vary and can be very foceful. :lol: My teacher prefers a broad vibrato produced from the diaph...