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by Chris Carr
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Recording Mic
Replies: 2
Views: 4138

Re: Flute Recording Mic

Personally, I get the best results from a pair of small diaphragm condensers that I setup in X/Y stereo.
by Chris Carr
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Boehm with tone of Irish flute?
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

Re: Boehm with tone of Irish flute?

I bit the bullet and ordered a fully restored vintage Rudall, Rose, and Carte from London Flutes. It's an 18th century model, so there's no metal liner, which means no cracks. Oddly, I prefer the old style headjoint on my Irish flute to a modern headjoint with a raised lip plate, so I'm pretty thril...
by Chris Carr
Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Boehm with tone of Irish flute?
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

Boehm with tone of Irish flute?

My Boehm flute is currently unplayable due to a need for maintenance, so I've been primarily using my traditional Irish flute. As I've been recording a bit lately, I find that I prefer the rich tone tone of the Irish flute, however, I'd prefer not to be stuck in the key of D/Bm for the rest of my li...
by Chris Carr
Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ideas for pieces to play with my band?
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

Re: Ideas for pieces to play with my band?

Gandalfe wrote:Can you do your own arrangements?
Sure can!
by Chris Carr
Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Opinions on a different flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 3092

Re: Opinions on a different flute?

Isn't it easier to find plateau key flutes in Europe? I have heard it said that the open hole/B foot phenomenon is an American thing. I am planning on biting the bullet on a new flute after the first of they year, and was considering moving to a plateau key flute, as I pretty much only use the open ...
by Chris Carr
Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Problematic A# key
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Problematic A# key

Bummer. I live on an outer island, so using them would still require me to ship it off. Is the pivot something I can fix/adjust myself? Not really, It requires it to be reprofiled a bit and shortened every so slightly. IF, it is a cylindrical pivot, you might be able to just file the pilot end a bi...
by Chris Carr
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Problematic A# key
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Problematic A# key

What island is Music Center of Hawaii on? I'm on the Big Island, and the only place I'm aware of on this island that does anything at all is a furniture store in Hilo. I did check the C rod, and I've found that if I loosen the C rod tiny bit, it works ok... for about 5 mins, then sticks again. Hono...
by Chris Carr
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Problematic A# key
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Problematic A# key

I'm having an issue with my A# key. It seems to be getting stuck partway up. The pad isn't sticking, but the key doesn't seem to be moving freely. It seems to have a tiny bit of resistance. I had this instrument completely overhauled by the manufacturer just a couple of months ago, and I'm kind of ...
by Chris Carr
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Problematic A# key
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Problematic A# key

I'm having an issue with my A# key. It seems to be getting stuck partway up. The pad isn't sticking, but the key doesn't seem to be moving freely. It seems to have a tiny bit of resistance. I had this instrument completely overhauled by the manufacturer just a couple of months ago, and I'm kind of s...
by Chris Carr
Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Who is up for a forum collaborative jam?
Replies: 0
Views: 2731

Who is up for a forum collaborative jam?

If there is interest, I'd love to do a flute forum collaborative jam. I've done a few of these over at a guitar forum that I frequent and it's been a ton of fun. Here's how it works: I'll create and upload a fairly simple looping backing track and give everyone the key and chord progression. Partici...
by Chris Carr
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute store in SF Bay area?
Replies: 0
Views: 2520

Flute store in SF Bay area?

I'm going to be in the SF bay area next month, and would like to take the opportunity to shop for a new flute. There simply isn't anyplace out here on the Big Island that carries that sort of thing. Specifically, I'd like to try out a Muramatsu EX and a Sankyo CF401. Any suggestions would be helpful...
by Chris Carr
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Sheet music for Ian Anderson's Eurology
Replies: 2
Views: 2807

Sheet music for Ian Anderson's Eurology

Aloha,

Would anyone know where I might purchase sheet music for Ian Anderson's Eurology? I absolutely love the piece and my buddy google hasn't come through for me on this one.


Thanks!
by Chris Carr
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ideas for pieces to play with my band?
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

Ideas for pieces to play with my band?

I recently sent my flute back to the mainland for a complete overhaul, and since it's come back to me, I can't put it down. I've been converting some of my lead guitar parts in one of my bands to flute solos. My other band is more of a traditional folk/celtic rock sort of thing. I've been looking fo...
by Chris Carr
Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Traditional Irish Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Re: Traditional Irish Flute

Thanks for the info... When I initially started researching, Terry McGee was one of the first sites that came up. Then I saw that he's not taking orders.

Since I live on a tropical island, should I consider a delrin flute, or will I be good with Casey's blackwood flute?
by Chris Carr
Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Traditional Irish Flute
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Traditional Irish Flute

I'm interested in purchasing a traditional Irish flute to use in my Celtic band. I'm currently looking at a Casey Burns folk flute in blackwood, but I'm really out of my element here. Couple that with the fact that I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific and can't really try anything out, I...