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by pied_piper
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Quick and dirty high E donut/facillitator
Replies: 4
Views: 2941

WARNING : If you are not experienced with disassembling/reassembling your flute and comfortable gluing something into a tone hole , it's definitely best to leave this to the professionals... J.L. Smith sells High-E facilitators (donuts) similar to those installed by many flute makers. They are avai...
by pied_piper
Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: going without practice
Replies: 19
Views: 10920

kodalyflutist wrote: Galway advocates holding the flute very tightly against the lower lip. I have observed him in masterclass asking flutists to anchor the flute tightly against the lower lip - so much so, that if someone else were to try to remove the flute from the lip of the player while playin...
by pied_piper
Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: going without practice
Replies: 19
Views: 10920

Callidor, Another option for male flutists is to grow a beard or at least grow out the whiskers below the lower lip. If you prefer the slippery feel, the whiskers prevent the lip plate from sticking to the skin. Personally, I prefer no slipperiness. Occasionally, if I don't shave and then play, I fi...
by pied_piper
Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: show off!
Replies: 42
Views: 42640

I'd assume that the six-holed instruments are fingered the same (e.g. penny whistle, fife, folk flute) with lots of cross-fingerings. But how is the Meyer system flute fingered? (cflutist: I like your instruments too!) The Meyer system has little in common with the Boehm system except for the most ...
by pied_piper
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Piccolo Pitch?
Replies: 4
Views: 4208

Since the range is very similar, the piccolo could certainly play tunes that were written for the D whistle. Of course there is a difference in the sound of the instruments, but a skilled player can certainly attempt to mimic the whistle qualities. Also, there are some embellishments that are easily...
by pied_piper
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Chromatic pennywhistle?
Replies: 9
Views: 8814

Yamaha YPC-62

I HIGHLY recommend the Clark 'Meg' pennywhistle. It has a conical bore. Like a conical bore piccolo, it gives it a MUCH more pleasant sound. I got my Meg off of eBay and it only cost me about $3 + shipping.
by pied_piper
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: show off!
Replies: 42
Views: 42640

Not as much as I'd like... :cry:
by pied_piper
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Chromatic pennywhistle?
Replies: 9
Views: 8814

OK folks. I posted pics of some of my instrument collection (including my whistles) in the "Show Off" thread. Enjoy!

http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopi ... 4842#14842
by pied_piper
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: show off!
Replies: 42
Views: 42640

Here's some of my collection... http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1160/flutes2jh3.jpg Yamaha YPC-62 Piccolo Muramatsu AD Flute Armstrong Model 80 Flute Unknown antique Meyer system Grenadilla Flute (I'm restoring it as time permits) Chinese Dizi Flute Homemade PVC Pipe Flute (I even undercut the em...
by pied_piper
Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Piccolo Pitch?
Replies: 4
Views: 4208

It depends upon which whistle you are talking about... The D Tin Whistle is the most common. See the whistle with the green fipple next to the Piccolo: http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/4272/piccolowhistlefluteua8.jpg From top-to-bottom in the photo: Flute Low D Tin Whistle G Tin Whistle (red fippl...
by pied_piper
Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Chromatic pennywhistle?
Replies: 9
Views: 8814

I did try making a tin whistle from plans that I found on the internet. Making the body is simple - just buy brass tubing available at hobby stores and then drill holes of the correct size in the right places. It's easier if you start with an existing whistle and steal the fipple from it. The fipple...
by pied_piper
Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Chromatic pennywhistle?
Replies: 9
Views: 8814

Sinebar: fluteguy18 is exactly right. The tin whistle can play chromatically, but it requires a lot of half-holes and other odd finger combinations. See the fingerings here: http://www.wfg.woodwind.org/tinwhistle/ Some of these are more for the fife than the tin whistle, but most work even though th...
by pied_piper
Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: show off!
Replies: 42
Views: 42640

cyberflute - I too liked your web site very much - It has a very clean, professional appearance and some nice content to boot!
by pied_piper
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: show off!
Replies: 42
Views: 42640

I've found that there seems to be a strong correlation in the thought processes between music and computers. I, too work in the computer industry as a system engineer/architect for one of the big computer/consulting firms, but it was a second career. I was a music teacher for 6 years but sort of fel...
by pied_piper
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: show off!
Replies: 42
Views: 42640

This is certainly not a scientific study, but I've always kept a 3M anti-tarnish strip in my case since I got my flute. I put in a fresh one about every 6 months. I also wipe off the fingerprints with a microfiber cloth before returning it to the case. After 8 years, it is just now beginning to show...