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by pied_piper
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Collecting flutes as a Hobby
Replies: 19
Views: 10553

You can use a small piece of celephane tape in the place of rice paper in a pinch. I definitely would avoid using any type of tape as a substitute. At best, the tape could leave a gummy residue and at worst it could pull off the lacquer finish when you remove it. It's best to use real dimo, but if ...
by pied_piper
Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: PVC Flutes
Replies: 15
Views: 11278

You might find these articles useful too...
http://www.jennifercluff.com/articles.htm
by pied_piper
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: PVC Flutes
Replies: 15
Views: 11278

It sounds like you might be having difficulty focusing your air stream. The second octave requires you to make a slightly smaller opening with your lips and to blow the air stream a bit faster (not harder, faster). Do you have a teacher? If not, it would help to have someone who can show you by exam...
by pied_piper
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: PVC Flutes
Replies: 15
Views: 11278

If you Google "PVC Flute" you will find a number of different plans online - some free, some for sale, some kits, too. They are not hard to make. You can buy PVC at any home supply store and it's inexpensive. 3/4" PVC usually comes in 10ft lengths and usually costs less than $5. Only common tools ar...
by pied_piper
Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Muramatsu Ex and GX models
Replies: 7
Views: 11251

Every flute/pic i have ever purchased needed to have work done on it. .... It would be cheaper in the long run to take day drive, or a short plane ride to a dealer, and deal with them face to face. Phineas I've never had the experience of buying a new instrument that needed work, but I usually deal...
by pied_piper
Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Collecting flutes as a Hobby
Replies: 19
Views: 10553

Re: Collecting flutes as a Hobby

binzone wrote:please post what kind of flutes you collect?
I posted pics of some of my collection a while back. You can see there here along with a description:
http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopi ... 0&start=20
by pied_piper
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band
Replies: 5
Views: 4223

Perhaps you are trying to play louder because you feel that you won't be heard over the louder volume level in band. If you force yourself to play too loudly, you may be distorting your embouchure.
by pied_piper
Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: will a muramatsu flute be good for me ?
Replies: 51
Views: 25554

I've had good luck using liquid skin instead of a bandage. It doesn't interfere with covering the holes unless it's a really bad cut that's directly on the finger pad. YMMV.
by pied_piper
Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Tchaikovsky Flute Concerto
Replies: 8
Views: 5552

Thanks. I appreciate the insights. I, too, don't always agree with the rating systems (a lot of it is subjective) which is why I didn't ask what grade it would equate to. I think every player has unique strengths and weaknesses so sometimes I find some of the ratings too high and some too low.
by pied_piper
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Tchaikovsky Flute Concerto
Replies: 8
Views: 5552

flutepicc6: What is the approximate level of difficulty?
by pied_piper
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: cheap flute; lessons learned
Replies: 7
Views: 4171

Just curious - Has anyone ever tried one of the flutes or other instruments that they sell at Sam's Club? I've had a couple of folks ask about them, but I try to steer them to a music store where they can get a known brand. I'm just wondering if they're as bad as some of the eBay horrors...
by pied_piper
Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Breathing
Replies: 22
Views: 15882

I guess I have to practise to blow out air in a more balanced way. Try a few of these sites for some breathing tips. The first two links are videos that might help you. Sir James Galway Masterclass - Breathing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulKmP5ZVQus Nina Perlove on Active Breathing for flute: h...
by pied_piper
Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Breathing
Replies: 22
Views: 15882

my teacher said the other day that my tone is "shivering" One possibility is that you might be nervous playing for your teacher. Do you sound the same when playing for your teacher as when you play alone? It might be a nervous quiver in the lip muscles... Another possibility is that since you have ...
by pied_piper
Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Fuzzy sound
Replies: 3
Views: 5397

Re: Fuzzy sound

Hey. my flute is sounding all fuzzy. the high notes are fine because i can belt them out but the middle and lower notes, although the volume is fine, sound as though there is something inside the flute flickering around, or as if the sound is muffled. Did this happen suddenly or is it something tha...
by pied_piper
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: practincing
Replies: 7
Views: 7291

Give the Ibert Concerto a go ! -piano- I think (at least I hope) vandoren's comment was meant as tongue-in-cheek - It's challenging, even for very experienced players. Perhaps if you gave us some specifics of your playing ability, everyone could offer some meaningful suggestions. For example, what ...