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by JButky
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 25389

Re: Different sound through different pads ?

Hi together ! This question might be for the real sensitive ones who might hear the difference: So concerning the flutepads > Is there actually a difference in sound that anyone would REALISE to make a difference, or is this too rather a question of liking and individual preference ? And by the way...
by JButky
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Native American Flute
Replies: 4
Views: 1733

Does anyone know if the Native American Flute is hard to play? It's pretty simple, but there are various "signature" techniques. Understanding the culture is a big part of getting that part of it. I played some concerts with Joseph Firecrow. He makes these flutes (among many others) and is a fine p...
by JButky
Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Shakuhachi, a bamboo flute
Replies: 10
Views: 3758

Re: Shakuhachi, a bamboo flute

I just love the sound of this instrument... I have an obsessive need to talk about it xD I play a little. Marco Leinhard is one of my favorites. East Winds Ensemble has some great music from Miyazaki classics. The ensemble's rendition of Princess Mononoke is perhaps my favorite. Marco's playing is ...
by JButky
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What instrument is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 2095

Re: What instrument is this?

thezombie wrote:I've heard the same sound used in a few tv shows. Can anyone tell me what instrument is it?
Here's a sound clip: http://www.zshare.net/audio/76955552f6f68a15/

That would be a duduk...

Here's a longer sample..
http://zangezur.tripod.com/music/coolwind.mp3
by JButky
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Kobe Flute Competition Winner Daniela Koch
Replies: 1
Views: 1244

Kobe Flute Competition Winner Daniela Koch

Hi Everyone, A lot of people have been asking me when they could hear this year's Kobe Competition winner Daniela Koch. Well, I'm pleased to announce that we will be adding videos of Ms. Koch's January performance to our YouTube Channel. You can find the first movement of the Bach Sonata in B minor ...
by JButky
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Titanium Flutes?
Replies: 1
Views: 1673

Re: Titanium Flutes?

I was wondering if anyone with personal experience with these flutes or headjoints would be willing to share with me their experience. I find it interesting, but little information is out there. I dont even think Landel flutes is producing any of these anymore, Thanks!!! Landell is still making the...
by JButky
Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A question for the old timers
Replies: 28
Views: 15739

I wish I could attend your class but I have a conflict with the dates in July and unfortunately it's not movable. If you do another video, sign me up. Also, I'd also like to hear more about the flute book that was mentioned in the NAPBIRT class info. When is it due out, who's the publisher, etc.? T...
by JButky
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A question for the old timers
Replies: 28
Views: 15739

Joe - Are these factors documented someplace? I'd really like to know more about this. Unfortunately, they are not. You often hear that flutemakers are protecting their secrets. But that is just a way to maintain the "mystique" of the headjoint. I'm teaching a headjoint class for technicians in Jul...
by JButky
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A question for the old timers
Replies: 28
Views: 15739

Wow, it never occurred to me that all of that goes into the matching of a headjoint to my playing. How do I find out exactly what my preferences are in that area? I have 3 different headjoints that I like to play on, and each one gives me a different feel. Is there a way I can intellectually figure...
by JButky
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A question for the old timers
Replies: 28
Views: 15739

My problem is that I have a hard time playing pianissimo in the upper register with a clear sound. It always has a sort of "hiss" or "sizzle" to it, and that bothers me. When I throw a platinum riser into the mix, that fixes it most of the time. My question about this is: is my problem because I am...
by JButky
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A question for the old timers
Replies: 28
Views: 15739

However, I do realize that other people can -- and always will -- have different experiences, which is why I cautioned myself openly about making too much of a generalization. Hopefully, between the two of us we have made the most important point: headjoint choices, in particular, will always be th...
by JButky
Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: A question for the old timers
Replies: 28
Views: 15739

The main problem with Haynes, as I remember it, was when word got out that they were apparently bought by a Chinese company and that flutes were now being manufactured there to some degree. I say "to some degree" because I have heard many different versions of exactly where Haynes flutes are made t...
by JButky
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Improvisational Jazz and Blues flute
Replies: 3
Views: 1882

Ali Ryerson's new book is just simply fantastic!

http://aebersold.com/Merchant2/merchant ... ode=FLUTEC

You can also get it onlinefrom Ali or at fluteworld, etc..

http://aliryerson-store.stores.yahoo.ne ... dbook.html
by JButky
Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which flute is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

ABC wrote:Flutes?
Is there more than one flute playing at the start?
Two. Or one overdubbing of the second one
by JButky
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Differences between 765 Pearl Quantz Coda Flutes
Replies: 1
Views: 1821

Re: Differences between 765 Pearl Quantz Coda Flutes

Hello! Is the only difference between the Pearl Flutes 765 Quantz Coda Professional Flute and the Pearl Flutes Anniversary 765 Quantz Coda Professional Flute the hand-cut Forza headjoint on the Anniversary model? Is the Forza better or is this one of those "personal preference" things? Thank you fo...