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by Gandalfe
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Comfortable Upper Range
Replies: 4
Views: 4837

Re: Comfortable Upper Range

I often wish that some low range passages could be mic'd to carry better without blowing your brains out. Quieting down a wind ensemble can sometimes be a challenge. I do remember one time when my instrument spoke very eloquently and with so much ease. I was like, wow ... I've finally figured it out...
by Gandalfe
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Questions about my Emerson Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 1582

Re: Questions about my Emerson Flute

You might start with a local music store who have been known to allow trades for new instruments.
by Gandalfe
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Tips on Picking up the Flute Again
Replies: 3
Views: 7795

Re: Tips on Picking up the Flute Again

There are some lovely online flute lessons to that you might explore. Enjoy the new project. :)
by Gandalfe
Mon May 23, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: My Super Mario medley for flute quartet
Replies: 2
Views: 7133

Re: My Super Mario medley for flute quartet

It's great to select song that will interest all age groups. This one is unique enough to get some people talking. Thanks for the share.
by Gandalfe
Mon May 09, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Purchasing an Intermediate Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: Purchasing an Intermediate Flute

There is no magic bullet for instruments. There are so many really good flutes. And many of us buy used pro flutes for less than the price of a new intermediate flute. We all have our favorites, and those favs can be based on less than scientific analysis. As long as you shy away from cheap, no name...
by Gandalfe
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Lips changed, need help finding new embouchure.
Replies: 2
Views: 4211

Re: Lips changed, need help finding new embouchure.

Love the suggestion here. I would also consider some sessions with the best instructor you can find/afford. It could save you a *lot* of time.
by Gandalfe
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Best Cleaning Tools?
Replies: 6
Views: 7591

Re: Best Cleaning Tools?

Fabricate your own from materials locally available at fabric stores. Just sayin' ...
by Gandalfe
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 30353

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?

This is hard because I really believe in starting an adult beginner on a decent flute. The Gemeinhardt 3sh has been my go-to recommendation for a long time because for a while you could get a new one for $300 on eBay (did it twice, once for me and two years later for my wife after she wanted my flut...
by Gandalfe
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: tone
Replies: 1
Views: 1577

Re: tone

Do you have an experienced flute playing friend who can check out your instrument for you? Maybe you can trade instruments just to see if you have the same problem on their flute. When I do this I use Mi-T-Mist mouthpiece cleaner between players. Good luck.
by Gandalfe
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hand pain?
Replies: 2
Views: 2766

Re: Hand pain?

Have you checked with your doctor to see if there is a physical problem that needs to be addressed?
by Gandalfe
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Correcting a Student's Hand Position
Replies: 3
Views: 9668

Re: Correcting a Student's Hand Position

Love this solution and will try it with my daughter. It just makes sense.
by Gandalfe
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Step up flute??
Replies: 4
Views: 3672

Re: Step up flute??

Have you talked to your music instructor? If you are going to college next year, you might stop in to see your college music professor?
by Gandalfe
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Question on Purchase of Intermediate Flute
Replies: 4
Views: 3086

Re: Question on Purchase of Intermediate Flute

bpsanborn wrote:I live in rural central MA and there are no flute stores where I could play test a short list of flutes. There are general music shops that focus on guitar and such.
Might be time for a road trip?
by Gandalfe
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Question about flute value - solid silver, Gemeinhardt
Replies: 3
Views: 2602

Re: Question about flute value - solid silver, Gemeinhardt

Once you figure out the model number (might have to visit local music instrument store), you can search eBay to see what they have been selling for.
by Gandalfe
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Alto Flute(s)
Replies: 5
Views: 3366

Re: Alto Flute(s)

Most players of alto flute that I know preferred saving longer to get the instrument they really like. We are playing Scheherazade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL52dcNVdXw for our March concert and the alto flute solo is so lovely.