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by fluteguy18
Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Parmenon flutes
Replies: 11
Views: 6191

I completely agree. Try the instrument if possible. But if you have your heart set on this particular flute, but can't try it out, at the least try the same model flute from the same maker. Example: if you want a muramatsu ds, and found a deal but can't try it out, try another muramatsu ds with the ...
by fluteguy18
Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Parmenon flutes
Replies: 11
Views: 6191

Well, I just looked up the company, and they seem to be decent instruments. The company is french, and reading the webpage was very helpful (I read it first in english, but when I read it in french, some descriptions were much more clear). http://parmenon-flute.com Can you tell us anything about the...
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band Camp...8-5
Replies: 31
Views: 14327

I think you should learn the coordinates (but not by memorizing them). Last year (my senior year) we changed band directors, and it was a totally different marching expieriance. We used to spray paint our spots on the pavement, but this time we had to use "drill books" which were little spiral bound...
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What do I need to play "minstrel style" flute? my
Replies: 6
Views: 3523

Yeah, fluteworld sells some simple system flutes. You have to click accessories, and they are on the bottom of the page. They typically sell recorders (sopranino, soprano, alto, and tenor), tin whistles ( key of d, and g i think), and the fife. All of these are plastic, and are a pretty good deal.
by fluteguy18
Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What do I need to play "minstrel style" flute? my
Replies: 6
Views: 3523

Ummmmmm I don't really know how to respond to this post, but I will give it a shot. In terms of instruments, for a medieval type of sound, I would recommend going down the road of simple system flutes (although if you think you might branch out to modern and classical style music, a concert flute wo...
by fluteguy18
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Anyone else going to convention?
Replies: 3
Views: 2638

I am not going. :cry:

I want to go, but it is too far for me to drive, and I don't really need to go. I do need a college flute, but I have already picked it (just getting the money right now is the problem), so that is another factor for me not going. Have fun though! Wish I could be there!
by fluteguy18
Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Festivals
Replies: 15
Views: 8081

Good! at least someone likes guy flutists. I agree with the crazy comment. When I was in high school, I was made section leader when I was a freshman (joined marching band in 7th grade). Needless to say, we had the most dramatic section in the whole band so I almost want to think that I was being us...
by fluteguy18
Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Festivals
Replies: 15
Views: 8081

I understand. I am usually singled out as well (a 6foot 250lb male playing the piccolo) because most of the players around me are a LOT smaller (female, and usually about 5'4" and about 130lbs). Kentucky is what I like to call a "cultural vaccume". So whenever people see a guy playing a flute, he is...
by fluteguy18
Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Slippery Lip
Replies: 18
Views: 18906

I hope this answers your question, because I am not exactly sure what you are asking..... But here it goes. I have never had that problem. If you are wanting some ways to keep the lipplate from slipping, I do have a suggestion or two. If your flute (or just the headjoint) is solid silver, you can ha...
by fluteguy18
Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Range
Replies: 25
Views: 16128

I know. I would have been dumbstruck if i did hit the g. (either that, or deaf :lol: )
by fluteguy18
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Range
Replies: 25
Views: 16128

yeah
it was too sharp to be a f#4 but too flat to be a true g4. I only did it once or twice before my ears told me to stop.
by fluteguy18
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Range
Replies: 25
Views: 16128

I know the closest I got to an actual G was when I slurred upwards from the f#4. I sustained it for about second, and then it cracked :x . even then, the note wasn't very clear, and it was flat.
by fluteguy18
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Bb original fingering vs. its alternate (thumb Bb)
Replies: 7
Views: 6391

I use it whenever it is the most useful. If I have some runs with cross fingerings, I usually use the thumb version (unless I use a cheat with the one one fingering). Then, sometimes, if I have a sustained b flat that then turns into a b flat trill (to b natural), I will use the b natural fingering ...
by fluteguy18
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Have I achieved vibrato?
Replies: 21
Views: 15106

See, with me it was natural in the early stages ( I just changed my air to make it sound better in parts). Then, it was just a slow ripple in the sound that I would add/change to carry across feeling. Then when I realized what I was doing, I started to control it, and learned how to do it properly. ...
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 94998

I have heard of them, but never tried one. I would try one if the opp. arises. And you know what, even though chinese flutes have a bad rep, I do give credit to some of the piccolos. I played a silverplated gemmy picc for a while, but finally wanted to buy one of my own. A friend bought a Symphony P...