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by woof
Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: plugs?
Replies: 19
Views: 15358

my current is an armstrong...I can't remember the number but it's open hole silver head...we are trying to get another one though. my dad used to put cork grease on the thing...I remember for the first two or so years I played, it was such a hassle taking the headjoint off... You can use candle wax...
by woof
Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Beatbox flute
Replies: 14
Views: 7725

beatbox

I wonder what kind of flute he plays- it really takes a beating- he is a spokesperson for the heartiness of whatever kind of flute he plays!!
by woof
Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Question about Pearls
Replies: 33
Views: 19512

bent keys

Thanks fluttiegurl and flutepicc. I am always super careful in handling the flute but was hoping the keys were stronger than they looked. The great fear for me is dropping the flute or to much pressure on the b key. The b key and G do look especially vulnerable because of their length. I think on th...
by woof
Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: question about pads
Replies: 10
Views: 6273

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by woof
Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: question about pads
Replies: 10
Views: 6273

Well, I was going off of the time I have spent in NE. But, seeing as how I dont live there.... not much to go off of. I just know that the weather in NYC was miserable on Thursday [Sleet above our ankles, snow, freezing rain... etc. etc.]. It does get miserable here and with cool weather the humidi...
by woof
Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: question about pads
Replies: 10
Views: 6273

Yes, New England's climate is reasonably damp [I have family in NH, ]. Damp? sometimes during cool weather the humidity gets up there but for the most part we are less humid than the southern part of the US per degree of temperature. Our humidity is generally between 32-38% at around 65F. When we h...
by woof
Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Question about Pearls
Replies: 33
Views: 19512

However, I took a student's flute in for service today (a Pearl 665), and the tech told me that they keys were bent pretty bad. . What is meant by a bent key? What part of the key bends? I can't imagine the force it might take to bend a key since it moves only a short distance and rest squarely on ...
by woof
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Beatbox flute
Replies: 14
Views: 7725

Yeah it is cool and it now gives all of us a new direction in which to go....after we have mastered all the other directions????
by woof
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Finally... a new flute.
Replies: 24
Views: 14999

Nice looking flute -- how do you like the D roller?
by woof
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Beatbox flute
Replies: 14
Views: 7725

Beatbox flute

Interesting tonal quality to this flute playing- I kind of like it- it is different from the norm;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ZX5qdIEB0
by woof
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: condensation?
Replies: 5
Views: 5382

water

I have experienced this occassionally as well. Mostly condensation would go to the bottom of the tube but if you move the flute around a lot, setting it down picking it up, changing angles etc. I think water droplets can be "encouraged" to pop out of the tone holes. If you are playing in a cool room...
by woof
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: most wicked flute recordings
Replies: 4
Views: 3576

groupa

Phineas- some good groups. The Japanese ladies-- were they part of an aerobics class?? there sure is lots of movement- is that kind of a style in Japan?? And Bill McBirnie proves the adage that you can hold a flute in a non traditional way and it still sounds great!!
by woof
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Question about Pearls
Replies: 33
Views: 19512

Pearls

I play a Pearl Elegante and really like the flute. It plays easily, is very much in tune from C1- C4- based on my electronic tuner (this makes it easy to play along with music on CDs). The cut of the headjoint is interesting and very responsive- a bit like driving a ferrai (I assume) it is easy to o...
by woof
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Headjoint cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 7295

drying

Also I think it helps to leave the flute case cover open for an hour or so after swabbing the flute to allow any residual moisture to evaporate before closing up the case.
by woof
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Chapped lips and air flow
Replies: 11
Views: 11328

chapped lips

As flutepicc06 says chapped lips cause turbulence in the air stream and this does (at least for me) cause some difficulties on tonation. I have the problem of dry lips as well as occassionally chapped and run into this all the time. I notice some professionals licking their lips during performances ...