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by Tarandros
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 38090

I know this thread has basically been discussing gold and silver flutes and the differences in playing. Since I have absolutely no experience with gold flutes, I can only think of my real experiences -- which have been with silver flutes and the composite flute I have (Phineas has one, too). I know...
by Tarandros
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 38090

Point taken however about being able to play the back-up, most people wouldn't know the difference, however the performance may take on a different character based on what you were using. That #8 is my favorite, and he's amazing on it. Best The one I liked the best by a margin as they all basically...
by Tarandros
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 38090

Re: Materials Matter

Did any of you listen to Sir James play the exact same thing on 16 flutes of varying material? There is a difference, sorry Toby, a big difference if you have a true musical ear. Your discussion can end by just listening to someone play the exact same thing on 16 flutes of gold, of silver and of pl...
by Tarandros
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Reaching a brick wall with my flute!
Replies: 11
Views: 6570

Tarandros - Good luck in your Diploma! From the sounds of things, you will get up to that level very quickly! Thanks for the encouragement. I'm certainly not underestimating this exam even though my return to the flute has so far gone better than I'd predicted. It's going to be a long haul and if I...
by Tarandros
Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Reaching a brick wall with my flute!
Replies: 11
Views: 6570

I'm in the same boat. One way is to do more exams. As you already have a Diploma, you could take the LRSM externally or whatever is the Trinity College equivalent. (LTCR, I think). Various other options I've thought of for myself are: busking; playing at pub open mic nights, trying to get a concert ...
by Tarandros
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 46447

Wicked Good wrote:
All I know is, because it's such a joy to play, my flute practice time has increased! My clarinets are getting jealous.
That's the test. Congratulations. If you enjoy playing it, then what better reason to buy it? Kind regards, T.
by Tarandros
Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Should I go inline or offset G?
Replies: 21
Views: 23992

Thanks to all for these various tips about the high E donut. I think I'll go ahead and have one fitted - probably the crescent type. Regards, T.
by Tarandros
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Should I go inline or offset G?
Replies: 21
Views: 23992

In addition to the donut, there is also a similar insert that is more of a crescent shape. But, I haven't had any experience with it myself. Thanks. I think this may be the answer. I imagine that the crescent shaped one has the crescent on the foot side of the hole? Presumably, a donut will tend to...
by Tarandros
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Should I go inline or offset G?
Replies: 21
Views: 23992

I used to have a problem with the high E. I got a donut and I hated what it did to the top end of my flute. I took it out. With practice, I got much better at the high E. I just got a new headjoint for my flute and now the E pops out and sings. You could try getting a different headjoint for your f...
by Tarandros
Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Classical music "must-haves" for repertoire
Replies: 8
Views: 6661

You can download a lot of the scores free here (this is a respectable Canadian site): http://imslp.org/wiki/List_of_Compositions_Featuring_the_Flute_and_Recorder All of the material is out of copyright in Canada, but if worried about US copyright law, do read the disclaimer on the site. I've downloa...
by Tarandros
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Classical music "must-haves" for repertoire
Replies: 8
Views: 6661

If you prefer the Baroque and Classical repertoire, then obviously the Bach Sonatas are the thing, along with the Handel Sonatas, the Telemann Fantaisas for solo flute and the CPE Bach Sonata for solo flute, as well as any number of other flute concertos etc by CPE Bach and Joseph Joachim Quantz (bo...
by Tarandros
Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 46447

Wicked Good: they certainly seem to be very good instruments on all the available indications. Maybe now's the time to buy one - before their reputation gets around and the price goes up? Kind regards, T.
by Tarandros
Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Should I go inline or offset G?
Replies: 21
Views: 23992

Fluteguy - you're right. I hadn't noticed how long ago this thread started, so he's undoubtedly got the flute by now anyway. Still, it's interesteing to learn from you and cflutist that a split E can actually be fitted on inline flutes. On a related issue, I was wondering what either of you thought ...
by Tarandros
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 46447

How long have you been borrowing this flute for, and how long did the owner play it before lending it to you? I agree with fluteguy18 but also, if say, the person who lent it to you played it for six months and you've been playing it for say three months and there aren't any problems yet, then it's ...
by Tarandros
Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Should I go inline or offset G?
Replies: 21
Views: 23992

I've got one of each type, but they're both closed hole and I don't find it makes much difference on that basis. But if the flute you've been offered (congratulations!) is open hole without the option then I'd agree with everyone else and suggest the offset version for ease of covering the holes. An...