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by JButky
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Kobe Flute Competition Winner Daniela Koch
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

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: 1545

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: 14672

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: 14672

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: 14672

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: 14672

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: 14672

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: 14672

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: 1690

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: 1549

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: 1705

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...
by JButky
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which flute is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Sounds like regular C flutes to me
by JButky
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Pearl, the Tone with a Bone....
Replies: 5
Views: 2283

Right now it still has lots of slop and signs of quack surgery with scotch-tape underneath natural cork on some feet, valentino cork on others, and white felt on yet others.... What was the original material? I have Yamaha-supplied synthetic felt I plan to use.... Joe, would the current entry-level...
by JButky
Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Pearl, the Tone with a Bone....
Replies: 5
Views: 2283

Joe, thanks. Were all of these PF-501s made in Taiwan, or only after a certain year/SN? This one has a serial of 66xxx something.... Does Pearl have a serial chart I can check on the net? Taiwan only. 501 were made from 1988-2005. Then they became the 505 when everything went with the pointed keys....
by JButky
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Florida Flute Convention
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Those of us who exhibit love to come to Florida in Winter! :D

It snowed in Nashville while I was there...I completely missed it :lol: