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by Mark
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: silver plated versus solid silver
Replies: 26
Views: 38195

lula wrote:I have never heard of a Muramatsu flute before so I have no idea how these look or sound so your flute might be better than mine. :?
the important thing is that your flute speaks well for YOU. :)
by Mark
Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Versatile Musicians, anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 5592

Ethnic flutes:
Quena
Native American
Anasazi

Concert flute:
relegated to my Gemmy for the time being

Saxophone:
Soprano... Belcrest
C-Melody... Coutier
Tenor... Kauf stencil line
Bari... Buescher 400. ( my main axe and little friend :) )
by Mark
Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Will a cheap flute suit my needs?
Replies: 8
Views: 4593

I've got a nameless, soft metal flute that I picked up for little to nothing on the infamous Ebay. :shock: It is very well voiced, but has to be cared for gently so that I don't have to keep taking it to the bench to straighten something out. You can get a decent cheap flute, they just have their ow...
by Mark
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Pearl Quantz 665, 765 or Dolce?
Replies: 13
Views: 16647

I'm quite pleased with my son's Pearl 661. I suspect it will get him
through his first couple of years in college as well.

mark
by Mark
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: James Galway's New Autobiography!
Replies: 4
Views: 2043

Should be an interesting read... thanks. :)
by Mark
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How many play simple-system instruments?
Replies: 19
Views: 11068

I play both. :)
..and welcome to the forum. :)
by Mark
Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this Pearl flute worth it ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5024

the Forte headjoint will fit? hmmm...

I'll have to give that some thought too. :D
by Mark
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute makers
Replies: 2
Views: 2394

just on a guess, I'd say the wars shifted things.
by Mark
Sat May 31, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying a Piccolo
Replies: 18
Views: 23022

King made some fair saxophones, I'm not sure about their flutes though.

ah... you tried them today... or rather yesterday now.. :)
how did they sound?


mark
by Mark
Sat May 31, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Wasn't sure where top put this.. decision about college
Replies: 4
Views: 3971

sounds like you already made your decision then. :) my two cents, however, are definitely thrown at keeping violin in the mix as well. You do not have to play it at school to continue playing and enjoying the instrument. Adding piano will likely help you in all your music, btw, so good choice there....
by Mark
Thu May 01, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: have a 1922 Haynes Sterling Silver Flute
Replies: 2
Views: 2461

so keep it and enjoy it. :)
There, that was easy. :)

seriously, play it in a duet with a friend and see how it sounds,
play it with a tuner yourself and see how the tone handles being played
a bit sharp..
by Mark
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheo Composite Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 5570

excellent.! :)
by Mark
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How important is learning the piano to flute performance?
Replies: 37
Views: 24000

hmm..

or at least partially correct. :twisted:

in any case, I'll blow this thread now.

seeya
by Mark
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How important is learning the piano to flute performance?
Replies: 37
Views: 24000

etgohomeok wrote:
Band directors aren't professional musicians.
Some of them certainly are.
by Mark
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How important is learning the piano to flute performance?
Replies: 37
Views: 24000

hmm... Dad plays most everything, and supported us that way for years.. I guess that makes him a pro.... He told me one day that his musical regret was not learning piano sooner. I've seen Woody play oboe, sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, and know he plays others.. he's been a pro for as many years as ...