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by pied_piper
Fri May 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Quena practice
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Quena practice

Unfortunately, most of the members of this forum are focused on concert flutes. There are not many members her who play any of the ethnic flutes. I'm not familiar with any resources for the quena. I'd suggest a Google search. Perhaps there is a forum or a Facebook group for the quena.
by pied_piper
Fri May 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute/Piccolo cases/bags. Interchangeable?
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: Flute/Piccolo cases/bags. Interchangeable?

As you observed, there are cases for flute only, piccolo only and there are combination cases that will hold one of each. You'll just need to carefully read the ads.
by pied_piper
Fri May 03, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 23
Views: 6755

Re: Let's hear it!!

Nice. You're off to a good start. Keep working to attain a smaller lip opening with a more focused air stream. That will allow you to play longer notes and also improve the tone.

Keep up the good work!
by pied_piper
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Curious about Skype Lessons
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

Re: Curious about Skype Lessons

Search Fluteland Forum and you will find some teachers that do Skype flute lessons. Here's a couple. There are more if you search... http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=26831&p=57436&hilit=skype#p57436 http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=19771&p=49024&hilit=skype#p49024
by pied_piper
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Can anyone identify this flute's make and model?
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Can anyone identify this flute's make and model?

With no markings there is no way to know for sure, but the black plastic tenon covers are a dead give-away that it is a generic Chinese made flute.
by pied_piper
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Which flute should I use for my recital?
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Which flute should I use for my recital?

I don't have any significant experience with either of those particular flutes, but in general, you should choose the one that sounds best to you and that you feel most comfortable playing. No one can tell you which of those is best for YOU.
by pied_piper
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Questions about repair/technician work
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: Questions about repair/technician work

First, buy yourself a good book about band instrument repair. That will be the best way to get started. If you are only interested in flute repair, get this one: http://www.jlsmithco.com/books/servicing-the-flute-by-j-l-smith If you want to repair all of the woodwind instruments, get this: http://ww...
by pied_piper
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong model 85
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Armstrong model 85

You are correct. There is not much info about the Model 85. I suspect that it may be a short-lived but slightly later version of the Model 80. The Model 800B seems to be the current equivalent model. Around the time of the Model 80, Armstrong also produced a sterling silver closed hole flute designa...
by pied_piper
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Silver content
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Silver content

The parts of an "all-silver" flute that are not made from silver include: - Pivot screws - Hinge rods - Hinge pins (except flutes with a pinless mechanism) - Adjusting screws (when used) - Pads - Pad retainers or grommets vary - some are silver, some not. - Headjoint stopper and cork - Felt and cork...
by pied_piper
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What's special about two flutes in one case? I believe they're an Armstrong#80 and #24 picolo solid silver
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: What's special about two flutes in one case? I believe they're an Armstrong#80 and #24 picolo solid silver

There is nothing special about a dual flute/piccolo case. There are lots out there. Here's a couple of random images I found online. https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/360/1114/26/armstrong-303b-open-hole-flute-204_360_7045e78c0c194f5d3ce032869782139a.jpg http://usedpiccolo.biz/wp-content/im...
by pied_piper
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Silver content
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Silver content

Silver flutes have the same amount of energy as plated flutes. Both have 0 energy. The only energy in a flute is what the player puts into it.

All of the flutes you listed should be solid silver or even sterling silver.
by pied_piper
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Tips for middle octave for beginner please!
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Tips for middle octave for beginner please!

Well, it's not unusual for beginners to have an airy tone. Usually, it's because the embouchure (lip position) is too open which causes air to "spill" outside of the embouchure hole of the flute. That will also make it difficult to reach the upper notes. Practice long tones and work to get the best ...
by pied_piper
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: First day newbie embouchure question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: First day newbie embouchure question.

You didn't mention if your flute is closed hole or open hole. Open hole flutes can be challenging because it's easy for a finger to slip off the hole and that makes it impossible to play any lower notes. Also, be sure to ask your teacher to try your flute. That way you will know if it is you or the ...
by pied_piper
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: First day newbie embouchure question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: First day newbie embouchure question.

You are quite welcome. Check in again and let us know how it's going!

Also, I recalled another resource that may help a beginning flutist. Read thru this and watch some of the videos that linked on that page.

http://www.jennifercluff.com/beginn.htm
by pied_piper
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: First day newbie embouchure question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: First day newbie embouchure question.

It takes a little time to be able to center-in on the embouchure. Most likely what is happening is that when you try with the whole flute, it is causing you to pull the embouchure hole to the right and that is preventing you achieving a good, reliable sound. Practice in front of a mirror. Do it firs...