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by Mark
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Jade Flutes
Replies: 18
Views: 15831

yes.

the length to bore ratio has a rather dramatic effect. to long for the bore and
you end up with a whisper flute, that you have to play really soft in the low notes or they jump.
:)
I am glad your dizis are working out. :)
by Mark
Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Inline G verses offset G
Replies: 8
Views: 4479

hmm.. I'll have to watch for Carpel starting up then.. hopefully I will regain more use of my little finger so I can switch back to offset while still playing g# without my finger missing the key.

I'll take your post as a warning, thanks.

mark
by Mark
Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fed up with ameture flute repair persons
Replies: 14
Views: 7693

ouch. Of course, that's one of the reasons I have my son playtest any flute I repad, he not only has a lighter touch than I do, but I can make pretty much any column of air play. :) You should see the beater flute I bring out here to work.. the pads are scary.. one day I'll get around to replacing t...
by Mark
Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Finger Positions, First Two Registers, large bore PVC flute
Replies: 5
Views: 6299

hmm.. okay, what spec did you make them to? I tend to use 3/4" Sked 40 pvc with (usually) a 3/8" embouchure hole. but that is for a DD flute. My G flutes I use 1/2" sked 40 and generally the same 3/8" embouchure hole. I have made a large bore using 1" sked 40 it had a really mellow voice to it. Unfo...
by Mark
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute FAQ 1.1
Replies: 44
Views: 27226

Phineas wrote:Flute FAQ 2.0 will be coming out shortly!

Phineas
8) 8)
by Mark
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Finger Positions, First Two Registers, large bore PVC flute
Replies: 5
Views: 6299

LOL

it does get interesting when you take one of those up into the top of the second octave, doesn't it. :)
by Mark
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on Gemeinhardt Flutes?
Replies: 7
Views: 5414

I play an older Gemmy 3SH that I grabbed from ebay. Of course it needed a bit of work but that's ebay for ya. :) The knock around flute that I bring out here to work is an ancient Gemmy M1 and it suits its purpose as well. I can make my Gemmy sing, but I will admit that I prefer my son's Pearl. I ag...
by Mark
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Collecting flutes as a Hobby
Replies: 19
Views: 11505

:)
I make many of my own to keep costs down. :)

Native American style flutes
recorders sop, alto and tenor
Sabine flute
Fife
Bamboo simple flutes
and half a dozen saxophones to add some weight to the collection. :)
by Mark
Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:57 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Jade Flutes
Replies: 18
Views: 15831

yeah, that looks like a dizi scale alright. :) I play around with one once in a while for fun. :) My suggestion to you would be to run scales and get your embouchure stablized, then use them for improv around the house. Then you should grab a simple flute tuned to D and get ready for the next sessio...
by Mark
Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Eek! I just impulse-bought a flute!
Replies: 13
Views: 10955

8) thanks for the update.
by Mark
Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: i thought I'd say...
Replies: 2
Views: 2234

*waves hello*
by Mark
Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Just saying hi!
Replies: 4
Views: 2647

*waves*

Know that feeling, Alvin. :)

I pretty much reserve my NaF's for improv and for private worship/prayer time now. :)

have fun with your new flute. :)
by Mark
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Panic!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 4310

:shock:


I'll be praying you do well.


mark
by Mark
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: will a muramatsu flute be good for me ?
Replies: 51
Views: 27859

ROFL

You're dating yourself Phin....
of course I was on pretty much the same equipment in '80. :lol:

That's a good idea about keeping a couple of plugs around, I think
I'll do that, Fluttiegurl. thanks.


mark (who plays with to many sharp objects himself) :)
by Mark
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: newbie post-question regarding my old Gemeinhardt
Replies: 3
Views: 2648

:) Good evening. I have an m1 that I take here to work with me as a beater flute. And yes, the scale could be better but it was rather abused prior to my aquiring it. Personally, I am just now getting something other than the Conservarte, that was my father's, to play on when I'm not at work. I'll s...