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by Gandalfe
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: SUMMERTIME Flute Cover by SharpEye
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Re: SUMMERTIME Flute Cover by SharpEye

Nicely done, good sound, solid pulse, and interesting too. Made me pull out my axe to play against too.
by Gandalfe
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The Flute View's Winning Composition Now Available!
Replies: 3
Views: 1998

Re: The Flute View's Winning Composition Now Available!

Kudos and thank you for sharing. There are some interesting techniques in the piece that could result in more flautists picking up some new sound vocab options. I've always liked the push sounds using syllables but haven't developed the technique myself.
by Gandalfe
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: College Auditions
Replies: 3
Views: 4172

Re: College Auditions

You might find this article interesting too: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Flute-2059/A ... Pieces.htm
by Gandalfe
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: To upgrade or not to upgrade...
Replies: 7
Views: 4236

Re: To upgrade or not to upgrade...

I found establishing a good relationship with a tech to be very valuable. Sounds like it's time to have your instrument checked over again. Just be happy you don't play 10 instruments like I do. The costs for maintenance, reeds, etc. can be prohibitive. Enjoy.
by Gandalfe
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Trying to price a flute my mother bought a long time ago
Replies: 1
Views: 1147

Re: Trying to price a flute my mother bought a long time ago

Closed hole indicates that this is a beginner instrument. Today there is one for sale on eBay for ~$60.
by Gandalfe
Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Software Notation Update
Replies: 0
Views: 3807

Software Notation Update

Upgrade bottom line: SIBELIUS If you use Sibelius 7, I think that's a good version to stick with for now. (that's the version I use for most of my work.) If you use Sibelius 7.5, that's fine too. (This version added some small new features, but it also changed the file format, so it's annoying to sh...
by Gandalfe
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Starting to look for a (used) flute
Replies: 7
Views: 2992

Re: Starting to look for a (used) flute

I remember returning to music performance after a 30-year break. Buying my first instrument then was such a heady trip, I was sure there would be the perfect instrument out there. 12 years and 50 plus instruments later (buying for my wife, son, daughter, grandkids, etc.) I have come to realize that ...
by Gandalfe
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute isn't working properly
Replies: 3
Views: 1612

Re: Flute isn't working properly

How long has it been since you've had your flute checked out? In can be very frustrating to battle a flawed instrument, especially when you find out it didn't cost that much to fix. Good luck!
by Gandalfe
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New To Forum - Shopping For New Flute!
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

Re: New To Forum - Shopping For New Flute!

I just double on flute, but I know getting a custom cut head was the best thing I could do for the money. As a student, you might be going for some kind of fingering advantage though. Good luck and do let us know what you decided to do.
by Gandalfe
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Trying New Sounds, I got one
Replies: 1
Views: 1552

Re: Trying New Sounds, I got one

I love exploring flutters, cluck tongue, weird trills, and multiphonics. Multiphonics can be fun too. A multiphonic is an extended technique on a monophonic musical instrument (one which generally produces only one note at a time) in which several notes are produced at once. This includes wind, reed...
by Gandalfe
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Fluterscooter
Replies: 5
Views: 3755

Re: Fluterscooter

Had to look this up. Didn't know these existed: http://www.flutopianmusic.com/flutebags/
by Gandalfe
Mon May 11, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this flute an improvement? (Jupiter 511RII over Armstrong 102)
Replies: 4
Views: 4195

Re: Is this flute an improvement? (Jupiter 511RII over Armstrong 102)

Great answer! When I sell my personal instruments they always go fast because the potential buyer sits down with me and plays them first. A good instrument should be a joy to play. The last used instrument I sold to a friend was so prized, their son used it the next week for a state competition. The...
by Gandalfe
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What's the point of a solid silver gemeinhardt
Replies: 4
Views: 3738

Re: What's the point of a solid silver gemeinhardt

When I purchased a new Gemeinhardt 3SBH for $300, I liked it but as a doubler suffered the inherent learning curve for this reed player. I got a custom cut head on sale for another $300 and suddenly my Gemeinhardt spoke for me. YMMV, but part of the fun is seeking that sound that you want. Good luck!
by Gandalfe
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: For Sale: Gemeinhardt 10ASH Alto Flute
Replies: 4
Views: 3608

Re: For Sale: Gemeinhardt 10ASH Alto Flute

Vintshave has good ratings on Ebay, would love to hear this instrument. Good luck! :)
by Gandalfe
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Jupiter 507S flute with case, bought 3 months ago. Flute and case are new.
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Re: Jupiter 507S flute with case, bought 3 months ago. Flute and case are new.

That is a very nice closed-hole beginner instrument that goes for $900 at most online music stores. But since we really don't know you, it might be hard to sell it this way. If you don't want to use eBay, where purchases can be vetted to some degree, consider contacting local band teachers to place ...