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by AG950Flute
Fri Apr 18, 2003 12:27 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Burkart piccolos
Replies: 0
Views: 4202

Burkart piccolos

Does anyone own a Burkart piccolo? I''m looking at their custom piccolos and trying to decide on some options to get (including the on/off E mechanism and the G# facilitator). I''m sure I want the on/off E mechanism but am not sure about the facilitator. I hope someone can help me, I need to order t...
by AG950Flute
Fri Apr 18, 2003 12:20 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How did you get into flute playing?
Replies: 23
Views: 13833

How did you get into flute playing?

I always enjoy seeing how people began their musical studies and how it has effected their lives. Like many, I started flute in fifth grade, but had studied piano since I was six. I loved playing flute in band and picked up piccolo fairly quickly and enjoyed being able to play all the high notes and...
by AG950Flute
Fri Apr 18, 2003 12:09 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Piccolo - High Notes
Replies: 8
Views: 9482

Piccolo - High Notes

I'm impressed on your ability to play so well after only a few months of playing! With more time and practice those notes will come out without a problem I'm sure. Some advice that I have gotten in piccolo playing that may help you. First of all, it is very true that the embouchure for piccolo is di...
by AG950Flute
Sat Apr 12, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Open vs Closed hole flutes
Replies: 9
Views: 14724

Open vs Closed hole flutes

I can only think of a few reasons why open-hole (sometimes referred to as French keys) flutes are more popular than closed-hole (plateau) flutes. One, you can more easily play extended techniques including, quarter tone pitches by sliding your finger(s) over the whole which will give you some intere...