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by Gandalfe
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ideas for pieces to play with my band?
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

Re: Ideas for pieces to play with my band?

I pick up piano song books at Half Price Books for ideas. Usually there are 20 plus songs to whet my appetite. I also use these to write quartets. Fun stuff and I get to pick the kind of music I really love. Since the flute is an instrument in C, you can also look over a piano players shoulder and p...
by Gandalfe
Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ideas for pieces to play with my band?
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

Re: Ideas for pieces to play with my band?

Can you do your own arrangements?
by Gandalfe
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: lower notes
Replies: 2
Views: 1863

Re: lower notes

Voicing certain notes on any instrument can be tough. You can work on them by starting with long notes, starting softly and crescendoing to a forte in four beats and the decrescendoing to piano again in four beats. Then go the the next lower note chromatically. If you do this regularly for a week, I...
by Gandalfe
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Opinions on a different flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 2828

Re: Opinions on a different flute?

I have used plastic hole plugs which look fine and made a *big* difference for me and my wife. You can read about my story here:

http://biskey7.wordpress.com/2010/12/01 ... osed-hole/
by Gandalfe
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: engraving a flute
Replies: 13
Views: 7942

Re: engraving a flute

I am really on the wrong side of the pond to advise you but I know that it can be done. Check out the one I purchased here in the US: http://biskey7.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/chrismckennahead_thumb.jpg?w=320&h=241 . You might ask at a couple of music stores. Sometimes they can find an artist that ...
by Gandalfe
Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Why is my
Replies: 4
Views: 1903

Re: Why is my

Maybe you are a "morning person"?
by Gandalfe
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sankyo headjoint problem solved!
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

Re: Sankyo headjoint problem solved!

There is a kind of prestige to playing open hole. It takes a lot time and in most cases instruction to get that right. Since I just double on flute I put plugs in. When I offered to do the same for my wife (also a doubler) she asked me why. So I just handed her my flute (we have matching flutes both...
by Gandalfe
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Need flute solo?
Replies: 5
Views: 3646

Re: Need flute solo?

Does there have to be a piano part too? I've been listening to this one this morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAJ4i1L3y5M
by Gandalfe
Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Looking for used or damaged full silver flute
Replies: 1
Views: 1724

Re: Looking for used or damaged full silver flute

Ping my boss, second link below. I have gotten some messed up instruments for use in art from him in the past. Good luck!
by Gandalfe
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: industry OH&S stds for protection from LT prolonged exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 4139

Re: industry OH&S stds for protection from LT prolonged expo

One thing you can do to reduce exposure to nasty chemicals is to use ultrasonic trays. That doesn't help you with all your concerns but is a good start.
by Gandalfe
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Halloween Flute Duet
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Re: Halloween Flute Duet

Ooh, I've always liked Charles Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette and this is a nice adaptation performed exceptionally well. Thanks for the pointer.
by Gandalfe
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Help about this flute
Replies: 2
Views: 1805

Re: Help about this flute

Pictures would help. Usually no serial number means either it's really old or it's a throw-away. Sometimes the serial number can be really hard to see.
by Gandalfe
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Quartet for Flute and Strings - Danny Boy
Replies: 1
Views: 3352

Re: Quartet for Flute and Strings - Danny Boy

Why the midi choice of violin? Just curious.
by Gandalfe
Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Nicw Gemeinhardt Flute for sale on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Re: Nicw Gemeinhardt Flute for sale on Ebay

I see this sold. Good on you! :)
by Gandalfe
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Help with information on a flute?
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Re: Help with information on a flute?

You can just point to the pictures from any online site with the URL of where you have posted them like Flickr.com and/or WordPress.com