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by fluteguy18
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolos
Replies: 20
Views: 17700

Yeah, I thought it was a good deal. when I went to buy it, I had to pick between the yamaha and a hammig. Does the hammig play $500 better than the yamaha? ....yes...... does it play $2000 better than the yamaha? no way. :?

Anyone play something different than a Yamaha?
by fluteguy18
Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Venus Piccolo?
Replies: 13
Views: 16621

Well, to be honest, I wouldn't go down the road of cheap piccolos lightly. However, if you do want a cheap one, the brand to go with is Symphony. They are pretty reliable (i have one as a back up, and it hasn't needed adjustment for over two years). The plating comes off easily, but what do you expe...
by fluteguy18
Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolos
Replies: 20
Views: 17700

Piccolos

After reading all of these articles and opinions on piccolos, I started to wonder what piccolos we all play.

I play a wooden Yamaha YPC62.

Any one else?
by fluteguy18
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: What's the hardest note to learn?
Replies: 30
Views: 22959

I have never had a problem with range. I can play from B1 all the way to F#4, and there arent any more notes to learn.....

They all seemed rather easy to learn with the proper fingering chart.
by fluteguy18
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: When did you start playing your flute?
Replies: 67
Views: 38448

I was ten.....
by fluteguy18
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Need Help on Holding out Really Looong Note in Solo
Replies: 11
Views: 8569

try to rework your phrasing so that you can take a DEEP breath, and then decreascendo from there.....
by fluteguy18
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:22 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: 32nd note run in solo
Replies: 7
Views: 5365

My current flute professor has many different methods for this sort of problem. She likes the movable fermata (play the notes, but hold out the ones that don't "speak"). she also says that changing the rythm helps. I prefer her method of learning the run backwards (start with the last note, and play...
by fluteguy18
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Flutter Tonguing
Replies: 16
Views: 13036

I really don't have any tips for this. I have always been to flutter tongue, and can do it both ways (rolling the tip of my tongue, and the gutteral form). I don't really know why, genetics I guess. My mother is of french descent, so I guess that is a lot of it. Et, Je parle le Francais! Qui parle l...
by fluteguy18
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: WhErE iZ eVeRyOnE fRoM!?
Replies: 114
Views: 70707

Frankfort Kentucky
by fluteguy18
Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: need to fix my flute
Replies: 17
Views: 8622

Well, it looks like there are more techies out here in kentucky than i thought! I regularly dissassemble my flute to fix it (i havent been trained, but i have watched). Knowing as much as i did, when i went to have my flute fixed, i told them what needed to be done, and they did an amazing amount of...
by fluteguy18
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: gemeinhardt or yamaha? help.
Replies: 5
Views: 3790

I agree with all of the above. Sonare is a relatively new line, and they are still working the bugs out. My Flute professor suggested me to them, for my college flute (she is very biased for anything Powell related), but i didnt like them. Gemeinhardt and Yamaha are both good brands. Keep in mind th...
by fluteguy18
Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: CONTRABASS FLUTE
Replies: 16
Views: 10742

go to wikipedia.com and look up flutes. there are lower flutes than the contrabass flute. the lowest is a hyper bass. (4 octaves below a concert flute) 15 meters long :shock: :shock:
by fluteguy18
Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Range
Replies: 25
Views: 15399

Flute Range

Hello everyone! This is a question for those flute majors in college,and everyone else who has a good range. I know that the flute normally plays three octaves. However, I have read that some can play in the fourth octave. I know that I can play from the lowest b, to the fourth octave f#(seven ledge...
by fluteguy18
Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: pearl flutes?
Replies: 41
Views: 55517

here is my advice. Try them all. I am currently deciding which flute to get for college (flute performance). When I tried instruments the first time, my tutor preferred my sound on Miyazawa (she plays a Brannen). My professor prefers my tone on Pearl. It is all a matter of taste. My opinion on the f...
by fluteguy18
Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Piccolos?!Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 14439

theoretically speaking, if the used instrument plays as well as the new instrument, purchase the older one. The wood has aged, you won't have to break it in etc. However, if you are looking for wooden piccolos, give yamaha a try. I played several types of piccolos when trying to find the right one, ...