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by fluteguy18
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: I need a new flute so which one?
Replies: 9
Views: 11311

Re: I need a new flute so which one?

Powell Sonare flutes use a Powell headjoint and a cheaper made body. They really do not play like true Powells much at all. With this, I would say that the Yamaha 600 series would be a better purchase than a Powell Sonare due to body construction, however I'm not a huge fan of either. You say you t...
by fluteguy18
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Muramatsu DS or Miyazawa 402
Replies: 5
Views: 3592

Re: Muramatsu DS or Miyazawa 402

See, this is the fallacy of sterling keywork. Solid keywork is really nice to work with as a technician because it can be cleaned up cosmetically without any risk. But mechanically, silver is a tenacious metal that is unfriendly to wear and tear. It's soft. It's gummy. That's where plated keywork ha...
by fluteguy18
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Muramatsu DS or Miyazawa 402
Replies: 5
Views: 3592

Re: Muramatsu DS or Miyazawa 402

I think that there are MANY people who would disagree with your opinion of which is a more 'superior' flute. Both are made extremely well and at this price point it's a matter of opinion, and making wise purchases. I do however feel that spending this much money without trying it first would be an u...
by fluteguy18
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Comprehensive exercise books?
Replies: 3
Views: 6218

Re: Comprehensive exercise books?

Absolutely the trevor wye books. You can get it in a one volume 'omnibus' edition. Robert Stallman also has a book called the 'Flute Workout' that I really enjoy.
by fluteguy18
Sat May 21, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Harmonics
Replies: 4
Views: 3319

Re: Harmonics

Harmonics... my favorite warm up exercise. Really! Harmonics can be produced in one of two ways, but only one of which is beneficial from an aural development standpoint. You can produce harmonics by over-blowing, or by lip adjustments to create the upper partials. Over-blowing is no good, but using...
by fluteguy18
Wed May 11, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Suggestions on new flute
Replies: 1
Views: 2730

Re: Suggestions on new flute

Try before you buy. It would be a shame to overlook NorthBridge flutes in this price range.
by fluteguy18
Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Lips changed, need help finding new embouchure.
Replies: 2
Views: 4329

Re: Lips changed, need help finding new embouchure.

It simply takes time and a lot of practice in the mirror. I went through a similar experience when I took a year off from playing after my undergrad. During that year I lost a little over 100lbs, and my lips became thinner. Just look in a mirror, practice with your headjoint and then your tone exerc...
by fluteguy18
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: My Flute is rattling
Replies: 2
Views: 2712

Re: My Flute is rattling

Indeed! I once looked for about 2 hours before I found the cause of a mystery buzz. The culprit? A spud that was coming unsoldered.
by fluteguy18
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Anti-tarnish paper strips?
Replies: 3
Views: 4313

Re: Anti-tarnish paper strips?

I have to take a multi-step approach to tarnish prevention. HOWEVER, my disclaimer to all of this is that tarnish is purely cosmetic in most cases. That being said, here's what I use. The first step is good maintenance. I always wipe my flute down with an anti-tarnish cleaning cloth that I have. Not...
by fluteguy18
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Step up flute??
Replies: 4
Views: 3841

Re: Step up flute??

There are a multitude of these posts on here. Do more homework, do some reading, try them all, buy what you like. Easy! 8)
by fluteguy18
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Intermediate flute help needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1744

Re: Intermediate flute help needed

Read the FAQ on the forum here, and try before you buy. There are MANY more brands in similar price ranges that offer equal or better features. Based on design and manufacturing processes alone, the Amadeus has a better headjoint.
by fluteguy18
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Loose head joint
Replies: 3
Views: 3132

Re: Loose head joint

I know that I'm late to the party, but honestly, Joe's obviously right on the money. The only thing I care to add is if a technician is worried about messing up the taper of the headjoint, then I seriously question their knowledge about joint fitting and headjoint geometry. With various proper techn...
by fluteguy18
Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What can be done
Replies: 4
Views: 2556

Re: What can be done

I think that Phineas and PP have nailed it. Between the evolution of social media, and the evolution of the needs of the board and the lives of the members, boards like this tend to fade. I know that I for one have been too busy running my business. When I joined this forum a decade ago, I was a col...
by fluteguy18
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Orchestra Audition Help
Replies: 3
Views: 3546

Re: Orchestra Audition Help

If you are a member of NFA, you can get their back issues of the flutist quarterly. In 2007/2008 there was an article that had trick fingerings. Helped me win my audition on that excerpt. Sadly however I no longer have those articles laying around.
by fluteguy18
Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: lefreQue Sound Bridge
Replies: 20
Views: 16932

Re: lefreQue Sound Bridge

JButky wrote:I'm hoping for a REALLY big sound, So I'm going with this:
John Wrench.jpg

That's clearly the 'lewrench-grande' model.