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by MeLizzard
Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: piccolo shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 7156

piccolo shopping

If I were needing an audition-worthy picc for not much $$$, I'd look at the Yamaha YPC 62 or YPC 81. Powell is great, but almost twice the price of the Yamahas. (Can't say they play TWICE as well lol.) When considering a used wooden instrument, be sure to have a trusted repair tech check for cracks,...
by MeLizzard
Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Gemeinhardt
Replies: 32
Views: 32842

Gemeinhardt

It's not so much a shorter tube length causing problems. No significant adjustments were made to the placement of the key holes, which causes the flute to be very out of tune with itself. This also sometimes happens with antique or other older instruments which were built at a lower pitch, like A438...
by MeLizzard
Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What are some of your favorite pieces to play ?
Replies: 30
Views: 14978

Burton, definately!!! Currently, I'm plugging away at Bloch's Suite Modale (lovely piece, not too difficult), Bozza's Image (a little harder, unaccompanied), and Liebermann's flute concerto (quite challenging, but I'm finding it's absolutely playable). Pieces my 7th- through 12th-grade students have...
by MeLizzard
Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Suggestions for buying a beginner flute
Replies: 8
Views: 8057

Suggestions for buying a beginner flute

I'm not sure what's somebody's hangup with Armstrong, but on the rental program at the store I work in, they're offered alongside Yamaha, Emerson and Gemeinhardt. They seem to log fewer hours in the repair room than the others, though the Yamaha flutes are very good, too. The tone quality of each is...
by MeLizzard
Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Suggestions for buying a beginner flute
Replies: 8
Views: 8057

Suggestions for buying a beginner flute

I'm not sure what's somebody's hangup with Armstrong, but on the rental program at the store I work in, they're offered alongside Yamaha, Emerson and Gemeinhardt. They seem to log fewer hours in the repair room than the others, though the Yamaha flutes are very good, too. The tone quality of each is...
by MeLizzard
Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: TUNE IN MY FLUTE
Replies: 23
Views: 11693

tune in my flute

He's a repair GOD and we're thrlled to have him. Sorry you're so much less fotunate.
by MeLizzard
Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:35 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: TUNE IN MY FLUTE
Replies: 23
Views: 11693

tune in my flute

Then I'm blessed with a genius tech...
by MeLizzard
Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:56 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: TUNE IN MY FLUTE
Replies: 23
Views: 11693

TUNE IN MY FLUTE

Sorry, impatient fingers lol! I'll finish... there are GREAT-playing examples and lesser-performing flutes within each model number. Or maybe I simply have an overly-sensitve ear and fingers as well as highly-discriminating students. An important consideration is service. Buying a new instrument is ...
by MeLizzard
Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: TUNE IN MY FLUTE
Replies: 23
Views: 11693

tune in my flute

Muramatsu EX and Miyazawa Lyric series are priced similarly to many intermediate flutes, but play much better. It's also been my experience that, while different machine-made flutes of the same model number will sound and perform similarly, they are not, in fact all the same. There are
by MeLizzard
Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Gemeinhardt
Replies: 32
Views: 32842

Gemeinhardt

I'll agree that most people who still love Gemeinhardt haven't progressed to a level which would allow one to truly hear and feel a difference. I own two, ironically, but they're each well over ten years old.I'm not sure at what point this happened, but when Gemeinhardt changed their flutes' scale, ...
by MeLizzard
Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: TUNE IN MY FLUTE
Replies: 23
Views: 11693

tune in my flute

E- (I emailed a detailed reply) Many of my students play this exact flute, Armstrong 104, as rental instruments for their beginning band classes. Overall, the scale is quite reliable. I'll suggest adjusting the amount of the blow hole you're covering with your lower lip. Uncovering raises the pitch,...
by MeLizzard
Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: TUNE IN MY FLUTE
Replies: 23
Views: 11693

tune in my flute

E- (I emailed a detailed reply) Many of my students play this exact flute, Armstrong 104, as rental instruments for their beginning band classes. Overall, the scale is quite reliable. I'll suggest adjusting the amount of the blow hole you're covering with your lower lip. Uncovering raises the pitch,...
by MeLizzard
Tue Dec 10, 2002 10:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: playing higher notes
Replies: 4
Views: 4901

playing higher notes

Maybe move lips a bit forward , smaller aperture,
and direct airstream w/center of upper lip...[:)]
by MeLizzard
Tue Dec 10, 2002 10:30 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Will playing the trombone affect how well I can play the f
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

Will playing the trombone affect how well I can play the flu

Pebbles: In my odd high school experience, playing trombone didn't really affect my flute embochure (fairly loose and relaxed for both instruments), although playing sax during a graduate woodwind program certainly was destructive!! Playing sax appears to desensitize the upper lip, causing poor flex...