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by vandoren
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Embouchure -starting to get there
Replies: 14
Views: 9021

I know exactly what you mean vandoren. I have the same problem. One day I'll get a really good tone going and feel all excited, then the next time I play, it doesn't seem to quite happen. I guess it just takes time and practise to be consistently good. And now I'm going to ask a dumb question. By h...
by vandoren
Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute to Oboe
Replies: 2
Views: 2839

Go route - flute - clarinet - bassoon then oboe :wink:
by vandoren
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Does better flute equal easier hight notes?
Replies: 14
Views: 10656

Re: Does better flute equal easier hight notes?

sinebar wrote:I'm currently playing a Yamaha 381 which is good flute. But would a better flute be easier to get high notes like E, F, F#? In other words the better the flute the easier the high notes?
What does 'better' mean - more expensive?. I can get these notes easily with Yam 211.
by vandoren
Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Trevor James Cantabile II
Replies: 23
Views: 25308

CarolynManley said in her post ............."The Trevor James Company has master craftsmen building Recital and Master’s level instruments in their workshop in Lenham, England. They also maintain a continuing 25 year collaboration with a Taiwanese partner to manufacture the 10X2 and Performer Series...
by vandoren
Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: How long does it take .................
Replies: 3
Views: 3164

I can play up across almost the same range - my problem is when I have to jump intervals of more than about a 5th. One thing I have corrected at last was my habit of not placing lip plate in same position all the time. Variability in placement meant that I was always having to 'find' notes. This vid...
by vandoren
Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: How long does it take .................
Replies: 3
Views: 3164

How long does it take .................

........... for an adult to develop an embouchure which is competent over the low and mid registers ?
by vandoren
Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Trevor James Cantabile II
Replies: 23
Views: 25308

My experiences with TJ flutes is that they are solid built flutes that have a great deal of ease in the key action. My younger students tend to lean toward them as a first step up because of the ease of playing. I agree that you either like them or you don't. If you like the Cantabile, try the Virt...
by vandoren
Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong 92b
Replies: 4
Views: 2953

I have managed to get serial number and dated the Flute to 1987.
by vandoren
Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong 92b
Replies: 4
Views: 2953

Armstrong 92b

Armstrong 92B - all silver tubes and plated keys - B foot - Offset G - Closed holes.

Does anyone know this flute - how is the intonation, headjoint and general build quality ?
by vandoren
Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Trevor James Cantabile II
Replies: 23
Views: 25308

Trevor James Cantabile II

Has anyone any experience of the TJ Cantabile 2 ?

Is it a good buy wrt intonation, headjoint and build quality ?
by vandoren
Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: probably a frighteningly stupid question...
Replies: 14
Views: 8750

Good move and good luck on Monday :wink:
by vandoren
Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: probably a frighteningly stupid question...
Replies: 14
Views: 8750

The screws control the interaction that occurs between the various keys when Right Hand keys are depressed. As you can see the depression of a RH key will cause other key(s) to be actioned as well. The lag or lead of this action is adjusted by the screws. There is also interaction between these adju...
by vandoren
Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: probably a frighteningly stupid question...
Replies: 14
Views: 8750

It will never cease to amaze that people will monkey about with a screwdriver in areas where they have little or no knowledge :? Next time use a cold chisel and club hammer :wink:
by vandoren
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Regulation adjustment screws
Replies: 2
Views: 2348

fluteguy18 wrote:They use adjustment screws. It is the 800 series and higher that uses shims. [unless they have updated the design recently....]
Much obliged :wink:
by vandoren
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Regulation adjustment screws
Replies: 2
Views: 2348

Regulation adjustment screws

Are key regulation adjustment screws fitted to the Yamaha 5xx and 6xx flutes - or are they shimmed ?