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by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Pad Savers and tarnish strips
Replies: 14
Views: 9160

It really depends with me when I swab it out. If I am just practicing by my self, I will swab it out immediately. It I am at a rehearsal, I might do it, but only if it is really bad. In a performance..... well I have never had that problem, so I don't know what I would do. I guess I would just ignor...
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Pad Savers and tarnish strips
Replies: 14
Views: 9160

See, it really varies on the strips. I like them. He doesn't. But I do agree, that tarnish doesn't really affect the instrument, and it can be taken off by a good tech. I however do everything in my power to prevent tarnish (I am a neat freak, so the slightest smudge freaks me out if I cant get it o...
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Bruise?!?!
Replies: 12
Views: 9101

yeah, there should be very little, or no tension in your hands. And certainly not enough to get a bruise. Can you actually see a bruise, or does it just hurt like one? I would understand a little aching in the muscles if you have been practicing a lot lately ( seeing as how you just re-started). But...
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Pad Savers and tarnish strips
Replies: 14
Views: 9160

I wouldn't use the pad savers as a primary swab, and leaving it in the case ( having all of that moisture in the case isn't good for the flute). It is okay to use them if you use a swab to clean the flute out, and then insert the pad savers dry. This way they will continue to absorb moisture, and pu...
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How about a get to know you poll....
Replies: 43
Views: 22980

Re: How about a get to know you poll....

1) What is your current association with the flute? (prof, hobby, band student, teacher, etc) I am currently a Flute Performance Major at Eastern Kentucky University 2) How many years have you played? I have been Playing over eight years on Flute, and over four years on Piccolo. 3) How often and ho...
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Range
Replies: 25
Views: 15394

Yes, Absolutely
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Range
Replies: 25
Views: 15394

I was thinking the same thing flutepicc06, but didn't want to start anything........
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Festivals
Replies: 15
Views: 7672

Flute Festivals

Hello, I was just wondering if anyone is involved in any Flute Societies (besides the National one), and if so, what sort of activities do you do? I am part of the Flute society of Kentucky, and we have an annual festival. It is a lot of fun, there are instruments to try out, and workshops (for repa...
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Have I achieved vibrato?
Replies: 21
Views: 14389

yes, let it come naturally, and then work on controling it. After you have vibrato, work on the speed of it (eights, triplets, sixteenths etc) so you have a wide variety of styles to use to make your music more interesting.
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Alternive fingering for D-F?
Replies: 4
Views: 3773

Yeah, I agree. try to use the real fingerings if possible, but make sure you learn the "cheat" as well. I was playing with an honors symphonic band in our state a few months ago, and we were playing a piece called "Russian Christmas Music", and the tempo the conductor wanted (It was Arnold Gabriel f...
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Range
Replies: 25
Views: 15394

the question was in the last sentence of the first paragraph. "Anyone up in the clouds with me?" Basically, I wanted to know, is it normal to be able to play all of the notes in the 4th octave, or is it normal to only be able to play a few of them. My professor can only play up to the D#4, and she i...
by fluteguy18
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:25 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Teaching Flute HELP!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4360

well, right now, my job is over. Band camp ended. But, I did use the projecting tips, and thier volume doubled. But you can still barely hear them.

Thanks everybody.
by fluteguy18
Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Head Joint
Replies: 13
Views: 9884

Okay, here is the deal. when you look at the tuner and it says you are sharp (needle is pointing to the right), pull the headjoint out. If it says you are flat (needle points to the left) push the headjoint in. This adjustment will change everyday, but not by much (unless the weather really changed,...
by fluteguy18
Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: poll - Best for $1000
Replies: 21
Views: 12527

Alright evidently my earlier post shows how long it has been since I went flute shopping in the intermediate range...... Yeah, I got my Armstrong 303 for $900. But at the time the retail was higher (like $1100 or something), and I got it for less, because the music store was selling it at retail, bu...
by fluteguy18
Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: poll - Best for $1000
Replies: 21
Views: 12527

I like the pearl too. Also, I like the newer sterling armstrong flutes (303, 80 series etc) (you can get them sometimes for less than 1000 if the warranty has expired from the dealer). And the Gemeinhardt 3SB is pretty nice too (but you have to look hard for it at that price). But yeah, I really lik...