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by flutepicc06
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Powell Vs Muramatsu
Replies: 12
Views: 17826

They're both excellent flutes. Once you get to the fully handmade level (as both of these flutes are), there's no way to say which is better than another. They're all great, but play differently. If you're interested in these flutes go out and play them, along with instruments from Haynes, Brannen, ...
by flutepicc06
Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Head Joint :(
Replies: 7
Views: 3739

Glad to help! :)
by flutepicc06
Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Muramatsu Tsubasa Head Joint
Replies: 2
Views: 7781

I agree with Fluteguy. The Tsubasa is basically a modified winglip headjoint....The basic idea is the same. I have never liked winglip heads because they do have a limited range of tone colors, and as I like to be able to control where my air is going so I can control exactly what I'm getting out of...
by flutepicc06
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Head Joint :(
Replies: 7
Views: 3739

brina wrote:what's a music ed major?
It's short for "Music education major," which is someone who is studying to be a music teacher in the public school system. To teach in the public school system here in the US, you must have at least a BME (Bachelor of Music Education) degree.
by flutepicc06
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Proper Breathing
Replies: 11
Views: 8571

Breathing is very important, because flute needs the most air of all instruments although it doesn't seem like. The flute actually doesn't require the most air. It's about equal with the tuba and other high air volume instruments. However, you're right that we have the highest percentage of wasted ...
by flutepicc06
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: how do you learn?
Replies: 6
Views: 3337

Re: how do you learn?

i'm very curious because I'm from Europe and I noticed that you (American flutist) are on very different levels at the same age. Where do most of you learn flute? Don't you have elementary music schools? You learn an instrument in high school? Who prepares you to go to college, a private teacher? T...
by flutepicc06
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha flutes
Replies: 16
Views: 15938

So it would seem. They are among some of the most highly recommended flutes for students simply because they are well made and very reliable, as most teachers with a knowledge of instruments will tell you. However, that doesn't mean that everyone likes them.
by flutepicc06
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Handmade Vs Non Handmade flute
Replies: 4
Views: 5264

What sounds you might get out of the different models (as well as which you prefer) will vary largely based on the player. Personally, I consider the "type 4 body" a gimmick that allows Yamaha to show some difference between the 800's and the 700's and thus charge a LOT more. The body itself has ver...
by flutepicc06
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Handmade Vs Non Handmade flute
Replies: 4
Views: 5264

The difference between a handmade flute and a machine made one in general is exactly what you'd expect. A truly handmade flute will be fabricated and assembled completely by hand by extremely skilled technicians, while a machine made flute is fabricated and/or assembled in part by machines. The diff...
by flutepicc06
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Allegretto speed in 3/8???? Boehm Caprice # 11
Replies: 2
Views: 3727

My duration conversions are a bit weak, but semi quavers are the equivalent of 16th notes, and demi semis are the equivalent of 32nd's, right? Assuming this is accurate, I would assume that you are supposed to be counting the eighth, rather than the dotted quarter (forgive me for using American dura...
by flutepicc06
Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Please reassure me :-)
Replies: 4
Views: 4152

Musicelf, this thread is about 4 months old, and we generally try to avoid bringing up ancient threads. Most members ask their question, and then disappear, and for the ones that do stick around, they've already gotten their answer or it's too late to help by this point. Please check the date of the...
by flutepicc06
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Frustrated - can't get lower C!
Replies: 7
Views: 5813

You mentioned experimenting with where you were directing your air, but didn't list one change that might help a lot...Try lowering the airstream so that you're blowing into the flute (rather than across the EH). Assuming your instrument is leak-free (which could also be causing problems with the bo...
by flutepicc06
Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: new teacher... vibrato
Replies: 14
Views: 10091

How I was taught vibrato was by blowing separated quarter notes without tonguing them, and then we moved on to separated eighth notes and so on until it was a constant sound with no stops in between. That's for a vibrato using the diaphragm anyway. Hope that helps, and good luck with your students!...
by flutepicc06
Wed Nov 14, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Scherzo Brilliante anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 1689

Do you know the name of the composer? A scherzo is really a general style/form of piece, rather than a specific title, so without a composer's name, it's difficult to know what piece you might be talking about.
by flutepicc06
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The picc is plucking my nerves..
Replies: 6
Views: 3614

If it hasn't seen a tech during that time, it's due for some adjustments, so I would definitely get it checked out. Otherwise, just keep working at it, and you'll start seeing some improvement the more you play.