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by woof
Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Numbness
Replies: 7
Views: 4669

I didn't see how the arms hanging off the flute would work but I tried it. The feeling is very unique. Its like at least in my mind it shouldn't work but it does. Its remarkable and the flute feels more secure than it did when I was like gripping it. Thank you. Numbness like you describe usually co...
by woof
Sun May 20, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fingers!
Replies: 18
Views: 11615

Body structure varies only so much from person to person (seeing that we're all of the same species), and in the vast majority of people (those with relatively normal shoulders), how you're built is not an excuse for pain. .[/quote] Not to beat a tired horse here but there is an important point to b...
by woof
Wed May 16, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fingers!
Replies: 18
Views: 11615

I know this isnt my topic, but would the same go for left shoulder pains?I mean does everyone go through periods of shoulder pain????I usually hold my flute pretty level and my backs up straight, but I get horrible pains in my left shoulder if I play too long. My mother explained about one shoulder...
by woof
Tue May 15, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is the name of this christmas tune please
Replies: 8
Views: 4894

name that tune

Tho't I could hear a bit of "now we don our gay apparel" hidden amongst the baroque melody??


On another subject for you guitar crossovers did you see john doan video- nice-- and great to play along on the flute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSypqOGq ... ed&search=
by woof
Mon May 07, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New flute ^^
Replies: 4
Views: 3420

Of the flutes you listed I have only tried the Almadeus. The one I played played well- the mechanism was a wee bit stiff, it was reasonably well built, intonation good. In the set I tried I like the Pearl Quantz a little better but that is personal taste perhaps. Why doesn't your teacher want you to...
by woof
Sat May 05, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Irish tunes
Replies: 18
Views: 13311

Re: Irish tunes

I love irish music. Can anyone recomend a good "easy level" music book with irish songs? I would give the Jessica Walsh series of books w CD a try. You can get them at Amazon. I have enjoyed playing alot of those songs and Jessica's variations seem to work pretty well. Many of her books has a play ...
by woof
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Musical
Replies: 26
Views: 16139

[/quote] Well, I wouldn't recommend trying to close the Db key to sound F#, but it really depends on the specific circumstance which one I'll use. If I'm coming from or going straight to an E, and it's relatively fast, I'll probably use the middle finger (E key) of my right hand. Normally I try to u...
by woof
Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Musical
Replies: 26
Views: 16139

[[/quote]


As far as going from Bb to B natural, I rarely use thumb Bb, so it is an easy transition for me. The hardest transition for me is C, D, Eb, F
or even worse the dreaded F#...lol



Phineas[/quote]

Just curious what is everyone's favorite fingering for F#? closed E or D/Db??
by woof
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Jupiter vs. Gemeinhardt
Replies: 14
Views: 10872

So, if you do a trial with three flutes, then they put a hold on your account for the value of three flutes I trialed three flutes and yes they do put a hold on the full purchase amount- which means your credit line is reduced by that amount-tho your account is not charged. I think it is a fair sys...
by woof
Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: flute pitch?
Replies: 14
Views: 8503

Re: flute pitch?

The problem with frequency changes during playback most likely occurs due to variances in electronic components from one device to another. Consumer devices such as CD players use electronic components that often have a maximum 5-10% tolerance from their specification. Most components will usually ...
by woof
Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: flute pitch?
Replies: 14
Views: 8503

Re: pitch

CD's tend to play sharp, even if the artist on the recording did not. If they're playing at a nice even 442 while recording, when you play it back from the CD, it may have risen to 443, 444, or higher. That is interesting-- why is that so? Is it due to the speed of the playback? I wonder if this mi...
by woof
Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: scratches?
Replies: 7
Views: 6977

scratches

Where are the scratches, on the lip plate, on the body? What is the flute made of? I have had a sterling silver flute for nearly a year and no major scratches outside of microscratches to the lip plate. Wipe your flute down only with a clean soft cotton cloth, don't use paper towels- the wood fiber ...
by woof
Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: flute pitch?
Replies: 14
Views: 8503

pitch

Thanks for the replies. I have a Pearl elegante which is presumably pitched at A-442 and I find it is mostly dead on throughout full range using an electronic tuner but it seems to sound a little flat when played with CD's of other artists- I guess they are pitched even higher and that means I have ...
by woof
Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: flute pitch?
Replies: 14
Views: 8503

flute pitch?

What determines the pitch of the flute? Is it the headjoint, overall design or cork position?? If a person had a flute pitched at A=440 could they change it to A=442 or higher----by buying a new headjoint etc.... or would they have to buy a new flute??
by woof
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Beatbox flute
Replies: 14
Views: 7754

more beatbox

And the guy is distraction proof besides...........and sets the bar on movement while playing...to much isn't always.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_9b1FCmffE

in other videos he plays wearing a coat.... on a cold flute??


only in New York!!!