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by evrmre
Wed May 29, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: flute laundry -cleaning tips for the various types of stains
Replies: 19
Views: 14220

Re: flute laundry -cleaning tips for the various types of st

So just curious... is there a 'right' way to clean a flute? Not so much for home users, but more like when you send a flute for a service. Or is it a case of once tarnished, always tarnished? Not that I have any plans to try such things, but I've wondered how it is dealt with since I learnt of all t...
by evrmre
Mon May 13, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 221 (2000-2002) versus Jupiter 511 2 (2007) - TRIALED
Replies: 10
Views: 6311

Re: Yamaha 221 (2000-2002) versus Jupiter 511 2 (2007) - TRI

lol My teacher is mainly working on my sight reading currently (playing by ear for near 20yrs does create a few handicaps), so anything reasonably complex is a good thing. For technique, I may need to look a bit further in the future, as my current teacher hasn't taught much before. The cost is low,...
by evrmre
Mon May 13, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 221 (2000-2002) versus Jupiter 511 2 (2007) - TRIALED
Replies: 10
Views: 6311

Re: Yamaha 221 (2000-2002) versus Jupiter 511 2 (2007) - TRI

lol I just got started about a week ago myself. My teacher had me working through other stuff also, and work has been crazy. Hoping to spend a little time on this one, but still have struggles with the 3rd octave which keep throwing me, so might be a while... :roll: But at least my teacher liked it ...
by evrmre
Sun May 12, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 221 (2000-2002) versus Jupiter 511 2 (2007) - TRIALED
Replies: 10
Views: 6311

Re: Yamaha 221 (2000-2002) versus Jupiter 511 2 (2007) - TRI

flutego12 wrote:How is your Schocker repertoire going?
The regrets portion is going well... The resolutions part is proving a challenge so far... practice, practice, practice... :wink:
by evrmre
Sat May 11, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 221 (2000-2002) versus Jupiter 511 2 (2007) - TRIALED
Replies: 10
Views: 6311

Re: Yamaha 221 (2000-2002) versus Jupiter 511 2 (2007) - TRI

Not sure about sound quality, but I would guess the schools were given good rates to buy from the supplier, and so could say they worked consistently. Mechanical durability would have been higher on the list that good tone, I suspect. In fact, I think my hire one from school when I first started mig...
by evrmre
Tue May 07, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Severe left wrist pain
Replies: 3
Views: 6343

Re: Severe left wrist pain

And, of course, get a second opinion. Even competent flute teachers haven't seen everything, so it may be worth playing for another one just for confirmation...
by evrmre
Tue May 07, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Breathing
Replies: 14
Views: 12339

Re: Breathing

Just a thought I'd like to throw out there... I swim quite a bit, and find that it is possible to actually over breathe, leaving me with too much air to expel before my next breath. So with playing, sometimes when everything 'falls together', I find I'm playing with almost no effort, gentle breathin...
by evrmre
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: I'm new
Replies: 6
Views: 3952

Re: I'm new

The good news is that there are some really clued up people on here, across the whole range of flute stuff, so there's plenty of advice to be had. Good luck ;)
by evrmre
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Offset G for long fingers
Replies: 3
Views: 6091

Re: Offset G for long fingers

I've swapped between them myself. I have big hands, but shorter fingers. From what I understand, it is simply comfort. The offset G is perhaps a little like having an ergonomic keyboard for your computer, from what I can see. Probably better for you, but not enough in it to really matter if you pref...
by evrmre
Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Older beginner struggling with middle octave!
Replies: 14
Views: 11902

Re: Older beginner struggling with middle octave!

Great to hear it worked out for you. All the best with your new flute ;)
by evrmre
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: flute sound not improving?
Replies: 4
Views: 4689

Re: flute sound not improving?

My teacher says the same of me. In fact I got told off (very professionally and diplomatically that I almost missed it) that day. My problem was I was providing puff within my mouth (with my tongue and lips) whilst I was supposed to kick from the diaphragm and merely direct the air stream with my e...
by evrmre
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: How important are WEEKLY LESSONS?
Replies: 6
Views: 5205

Re: How important are WEEKLY LESSONS?

I'm currently working with a teacher that is more like your primary school level one... We're having weekly lessons, as I'm sorting a lot of self taught stuff out (like sight reading... have been playing by ear for the last 20yrs). She isn't a slave driver, and isn't going to be the right sort of te...
by evrmre
Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: When is a flute 'too old'?
Replies: 15
Views: 12019

Re: When is a flute 'too old'?

Find another tutor, for a start. Unless she is especially good, or has skills you are particularly looking for. If you've been playing for 20 yrs, and are happy with your current progress, then learning from someone who is making you uncomfortable in your playing may well be counter productive. As f...
by evrmre
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Do you have a preferred flute/hj for different music genres?
Replies: 13
Views: 5908

Re: Do you have a preferred flute/hj for different music gen

flutego12 wrote:Read about the Snagg. If it is rice size, wonder how that fits in the cork w/o affecting the sound.
Another person mentioned that the hj is essentially a faraday cage, so a snagg in the hj is of very limited use, sadly...
by evrmre
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Older beginner struggling with middle octave!
Replies: 14
Views: 11902

Re: Older beginner struggling with middle octave!

I'm not going to commit to a definite opinion on this, as I'm a bit of a hack with technique, and might be wrong, but as I understand it, the thing to avoid is excessive tension in your lips. My embouchure narrows fractionally when I go up an octave, allowing me more airspeed for the same breath str...