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by pied_piper
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Mute Flute?
Replies: 10
Views: 25622

Re: noisy flutes

We need to figure out an inexpensive way to build a "sound reduced" room. There are many techniques that can be used to attenuate sound. Here are a few possibilities. Some are not very attractive, but many times inexpensive and attractive are inversely proportional in cost. :cry: Also, multiple tec...
by pied_piper
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Lazy River
Replies: 1
Views: 2279

A quick Google search turned this up:

http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/mt ... =MN0044419
by pied_piper
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: help my cleaning cloth is stuck in my flute !
Replies: 1
Views: 5743

Is it stuck in the head joint, body, or footjoint? Is the swab still on the cleaning rod or did it slip off? If it's stuck in the body or foot joint and the swab is still on the cleaning rod, you can try this: pull gently (but firmly) on the tail-end of the swab while pushing-in on the cleaning rod....
by pied_piper
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: need help possibly buying new flute
Replies: 5
Views: 4009

It's hard to say exactly what model you have, but it might be a Model 80. Those came with a sterling silver head and body - the keys are plated. Have you tried another flute or asked another flutist to try yours? That would be the easiest way to figure out if it's you or the instrument. Regarding yo...
by pied_piper
Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 3 New Pieces - Help!
Replies: 21
Views: 10740

OK. That puts a slightly different slant on the situation. If the program is intended to be an experience for high school students and you are already a college sophmore, then there are other factors besides just the age. Your point that you don't want to be perceived as a "troublemaker" certainly t...
by pied_piper
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 3 New Pieces - Help!
Replies: 21
Views: 10740

...So, the board/panel decided to cut the oldest of remaining applicants. That was me. ... I am furious that I was removed from the final roster because I was "too old" [even though there was no cut off age... fluteguy18, If they told you that you were removed solely on the basis of your age, I wou...
by pied_piper
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Pinky Key
Replies: 10
Views: 11290

I do agree that you need to learn proper fingerings and that using the pinky key is a big part of this, but I think the looking stupid thing is completely irrelevant. .... If you watch amazing pro flute players closely enough, you will clearly see that they all innovate in one way or another at tim...
by pied_piper
Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which flute to buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 15734

Section 3 of the FAQ here on Fluteland has some good suggestions for selecting an upgraded flute:

http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=2411
by pied_piper
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: this has been on my mind..
Replies: 3
Views: 2635

Claiken, your comment about the flute being a C instrument is correct for the usual soprano flute that is used in orchestra and band, but they come in other flavors too: There is an Eb flute (although it's not too common) and of course the alto flute which is in G as are some of the very low contrab...
by pied_piper
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Back on the saddle again
Replies: 2
Views: 3157

Fingering charts for the flute are available online: http://www.wfg.woodwind.org/flute/ That should help jog your memory. This site provides some free online video tutorials: http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/141_beginner-flute.htm Also, consider taking some private lessons to help you get r...
by pied_piper
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Jazz Flute Pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 8370

Try the Claude Bolling "Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio". It's written for flute with piano, jazz string bass, and drum set, but it can be played with just the flute and piano. It's sort of a crossover piece with both jazz and classical elements, but it is definitely very jazzy. It has seven mov...
by pied_piper
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sterling Silver Riser
Replies: 8
Views: 4430

If you are looking at a flute with a sterling silver headjoint, a sterling riser is the standard type. In a student flute that is silver plated, the riser would be made from the same material as the headjoint tube and lip plate - usually nickel silver. Sterling silver headjoints can have risers of s...
by pied_piper
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Problem in my back :(
Replies: 2
Views: 4081

If you have arm or shoulder problems, the curved headjoint might help a little, but it is mostly intended to allow children or those with shorter arms to reach the right-hand keys. It might help, but it might not be enough since you will still need to raise your arms. You might want to look into a v...
by pied_piper
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute keys "clicking"
Replies: 1
Views: 3721

Don't be too upset about this. It does not sound like a major problem. It's probably something simple to correct like a spring moving in it's saddle, but yes, it can be VERY annoying. Since you indicate that it is intermittent, it's occurance may be related to temperature. Your statement that it see...
by pied_piper
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: An unmatch powell headjoint with other flute?
Replies: 6
Views: 3827

I think you are the one that has to answer that question. Have you tried a Powell HJ on your Armstrong? If not, you should try them together before buying. Putting a Powell HJ on an Armstrong may be a bit like putting a Porsche engine in a Volkswagen, but if you like the engine sound and can't affor...