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by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 440 vs 442
Replies: 16
Views: 21718

Re: 440 vs 442

:lol: I'd love to have a t-shirt like that!!!

Thanks for all of the info, everybody. Nice to have it clarified finally!
by MissyHPhoenix
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 440 vs 442
Replies: 16
Views: 21718

Re: 440 vs 442

Z, no I am following what you mean. I think you are looking at it from an artist's point of view and Joe is talking from a technical point of view. I believe, my opinion only, that what is being pointed out is that there has to be a melding of the two in order to get the desired outcome; i.e., the f...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 440 vs 442
Replies: 16
Views: 21718

Re: 440 vs 442

Joe -- THAT explains it!! What is the correct set-up? I don't know that anybody has ever told me about that before ..... Zevang, I do agree with you about the Sankyos -- I absolutely LOVE my flute, but I tend to think it is mostly the flute rather than the player .... but I'm working on it! I did wo...
by MissyHPhoenix
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolo
Replies: 6
Views: 3781

Re: Piccolo

Thanks again! You are telling me exactly the info I needed. When I bought my Burkhart-Phelan, it was an extravagance that I could afford at the time. I in no way need a picc of that level, and now that I am back in school I can in no way AFFORD another one. So I have to find one that I can afford bu...
by MissyHPhoenix
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 440 vs 442
Replies: 16
Views: 21718

Re: 440 vs 442

That does help! I really was confused about what the 440/442 meant, actually. So if the more modern flutes are made to play at 442, that is why they are easier to play "in tune" than some of the older models, right? Is there a cut-off period in time, say a period of 10 years or so, where the modern ...
by MissyHPhoenix
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: In school and having to change everything
Replies: 16
Views: 9535

Re: In school and having to change everything

:lol: Thanks everybody! that is EXACTLY what I needed to hear to cheer me up! It sounds to me that embouchure is an on-going and ever-changing process that we have to endure to get anywhere near the level of playing that we want. If even the professionals are frustrated at times, then I guess I have...
by MissyHPhoenix
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolo
Replies: 6
Views: 3781

Re: Piccolo

Hmmm, I looked at the Yammie & I think it is a 81, not the 82 that is stated, because it does have a wooden headjoint. It sounds like you do have a very good impression of the Pearl. Did you think it sounds and responds as well as a wooden picc? Did you like it enough to choose it over a wooden one,...
by MissyHPhoenix
Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 440 vs 442
Replies: 16
Views: 21718

440 vs 442

Can anyone explain this to me? I thought that the flutes made today were all at 440, but just read that they are at 442 and the older ones were at 440 .... ? If that is so, why does my 27 year old Sankyo blend fine with the present-day age flutes I play with? Shouldn't there be a problem there? I'm ...
by MissyHPhoenix
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolo
Replies: 6
Views: 3781

Re: Piccolo

Thank you! That is exactly the kind of info I was looking for. I want to try different ones but don't want to waste time .... I don't think I have ever heard anything negative about Yamaha flutes or piccs. Have you played a YPC-82? I know of a reconditioned one I can try. I'm probably a snob, but I ...
by MissyHPhoenix
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolo
Replies: 6
Views: 3781

Piccolo

I previously owned a Burkhart-Phelan piccolo which was fabulous. However, had to sell it last year. Now I want to get another picc but will have to go with a less expensive model. Problem is that I was spoiled with the B/P so want to get the best bang for my bucks, so to speak. I'm probably going to...
by MissyHPhoenix
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: In school and having to change everything
Replies: 16
Views: 9535

Re: In school and having to change everything

Thanks all for your encouraging comments. That is exactly what I needed to hear!
by MissyHPhoenix
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Vibrato change
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: Vibrato change

Nooo..... I think he means that it is so pretty he wants to sing along!

:lol:
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Vibrato on tone exercises?
Replies: 2
Views: 2649

Re: Vibrato on tone exercises?

My teacher has us use both, going back and forth.
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Vibrato change
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: Vibrato change

:lol: I do leave the door open already! She could run out if she wanted to .... she just sits on the bed and looks at me and howls! Guess I should take it as a compliment, then!
by MissyHPhoenix
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Vibrato change
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Vibrato change

My teacher is having me start all over with basic vibrato, since I never really "learned" how to produce a proper one before. So now I am working on the slow pulsing 3-beat vibrato to get control of it. Coming along nicely except that ..... now my dog, who always sleeps on my bed while I am practici...