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by fluteguy18
Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Brand help
Replies: 15
Views: 8278

I agree whole heartedly with the previous posts. If you want the most bang for your buck, look at nice used flutes. Try out as many flutes as you can, and pick the one you like best. Try flutes with in line and offset G keys to see which is the most comfortable for you. Even try two flutes that are ...
by fluteguy18
Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Piccolo Problems of a Serious Nature....
Replies: 11
Views: 11243

I agree with melizzard too. Piccolo is not an ugly instrument if played well. in my opinion, Symphonic bands sound too bottom heavy if there isnt a talented piccolo player in the mix. Look at "God of our Fathers" (a high school/ college symphonic piece). 3 minutes into the piece there is a huge solo...
by fluteguy18
Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: How do you play the Bass Flute?
Replies: 9
Views: 7074

How to play the bass flute???........... open your mouth really wide, and exhale :lol: :lol: :lol:
:wink: :wink:
no, that is more of a technique for trying to play the hyper bass flute :shock: :wink: :wink:
by fluteguy18
Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: All-State Band
Replies: 29
Views: 25424

yeah good luck you guys! (sorry we got sidetracked) :oops:
by fluteguy18
Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: When did you start playing your flute?
Replies: 67
Views: 37864

But hey, it is a good thing you did, because evidently it makes you happy enough that you want to do it for a career. I am going for a performance major too (I will be a freshman this fall). I just really hope that I wont change my mind (something would literally have to pull me away kicking and scr...
by fluteguy18
Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Are there any older flutes out there that sound as good?
Replies: 8
Views: 5554

Also, If you aren't wanting to go down the road of Vintage Professional flutes, you can also look for Vintage Gemeinhardts or Armstrongs. For the beginner and intermediate flutist they are a pretty good buy. I have two friends who play armstrong flutes (they are sisters). One of them plays a Vintage...
by fluteguy18
Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Piccolos?!Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 14188

I am editing my most recent comment (I am a perfectionist, but aren't we all?). I said.... "hardwoods resonate longer than hardwoods....." I meant to say, hardwoods resonate longer than softwoods. This is because the soft fibers in wood absorb the sound vibrations. So, the less soft fibers there are...
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Piccolos?!Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 14188

Wow! I never expected to start this big conversation about bulbs. I was merely thinking about the amount of wood in the headjoint. I merely thought that piccs without the bulb didnt sound as "woody" as piccs with the bulb. the theoretical comment was from design theory of harps. the older a spruce s...
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: When did you start playing your flute?
Replies: 67
Views: 37864

It is really late at night, and I have nothing to do! Back to the point...... ahem........ Anyone start learning flute before you were old enough to join the band program in your school system ( example: learning in elementary school like me when I wasn't allowed to play in band until I was in middl...
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Piccolo forum
Replies: 12
Views: 19188

I septuple it!!! Who wouldn't want a place to discuss all of our dog tormenting devices? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :...
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolos
Replies: 20
Views: 17475

sounds like we both got a good deal. Yeah, I have a cheap piccolo as a back up (they copied the design of the Yamaha ypc32 *I could tell where they got the design when I tried all of the yamahas and it looked SOO familiar* :wink: ) and it was very good for marching and concert. now it is my marching...
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question on flute lessons...
Replies: 11
Views: 6569

Thanks for the title ( i used mine so much the cover fell right off, and I cant find it). Yeah the piccolo book you mentioned is great. I use it in lessons. It started to make me really analyze my piccolo dynamics. And after two months of work, I can successfully play Bolero on picc at the dynamic p...
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: All-State Band
Replies: 29
Views: 25424

Well I guess not..... I think...... Please forgive me. I had my wisdom teeth removed this morning and I still cant think straight. :roll:
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: All-State Band
Replies: 29
Views: 25424

Well here in KY, it is very political. Even though the auditions are all behind a curtain, they usually end up picking those who go to the schools with the biggest bands. I never got into All State. No one in our district got into All State. Even though I didnt get in, I got a full music scholarship...
by fluteguy18
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Roll In or Out???
Replies: 9
Views: 7856

See, I dont like the idea of the UpRite either. I really dont see why it matters where your headjoint is rolled, as long as you have found the best spot for YOU. Who knows, there might be someone out there who's sweet spot is having the headjoint upside down and playing with thier bottom lip (i real...