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by vandoren
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Burned on Ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 5754

If you paid by Paypal Credit Card, file a 'charge back' if you don't get anywhere with the seller or eBay !
by vandoren
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: YAMAHA FLUTE YFL411 SLGB ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8531

Nah -I'll let this one pass.
by vandoren
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: YAMAHA FLUTE YFL411 SLGB ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8531

At my request, the seller has posted some more info including serial number and inscription detail. Someone (not me) has started the bidding on it.
by vandoren
Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: YAMAHA FLUTE YFL411 SLGB ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8531

See your PM.

Are all 411 not usually silver tubed ?
by vandoren
Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: YAMAHA FLUTE YFL411 SLGB ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8531

Thanks for the feedback - it definitely is SLGB - see here

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/YAMAHA-YFL-411-FL ... dZViewItem
by vandoren
Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: YAMAHA FLUTE YFL411 SLGB ?
Replies: 11
Views: 8531

YAMAHA FLUTE YFL411 SLGB ?

Has anyone seen or heard of this flute ? It is reported as having gold plated Headjoint, Body and Footjoint tubes. I cannot find any reference to the SLGB part on the 'net. Any info appreciated.
by vandoren
Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 88017

How about Sharon Bezaly ?
by vandoren
Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Youtube
Replies: 8
Views: 4313

Enjoyed your playing very much - the backing piano(?) is awful though.
by vandoren
Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Embouchure problems - can you help me, please ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3237

Thanks Guys. Get tongue into correct position and get aperture down in size to increase air velocity - makes sense. As my embouchure develops, then I would need no tongue support, but need to break the tongue habit now before it becomes ingrained. I'll work on this now and try to be more patient, bu...
by vandoren
Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Embouchure problems - can you help me, please ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3237

Embouchure problems - can you help me, please ?

Have had flute for 4 days and can only produce notes around A in first octave if : 1: I support behind lower lip with my tongue. 2: I have quite an obvious gap in lips - much more than the straw size opening referred to in the lesson on this site. 3: I do not have any 'face ache' from trying to form...
by vandoren
Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: My first notes
Replies: 2
Views: 2402

Your tongue should generally be behind your top teeth... mine ends up being just a tad lower than where the teeth meet the roof of the mouth. Are you using a method book? I highly recommend Trevor Wye's Beginners Practice Book for the Flute, Vol. 1 -- it comes with a CD of piano accompaniments for ...
by vandoren
Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: My first notes
Replies: 2
Views: 2402

My first notes

I am getting practice in my first notes around A in first octave. I am not attempting to tongue yet but am finding that when I get the best tone, my tongue has found its way to behind my lower lip and is pressing it to the lip plate. I am sure that this must be wrong as it would impede tonguing late...
by vandoren
Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My first post
Replies: 3
Views: 3002

My first post

I have decided to teach myself the flute at 66 years of age - if this is possible !!?? I retired last year and need a 'project'. I did play the clarinet several years ago but had to give it up due to teeth problems. Therefore, I will be spending time on this Forum and may ask for help and advice now...