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by SylvreKat
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New member saying Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Re: New member saying Hi

Thanks. Is it normally so quiet on here? Like most online forums, it seems to go in spurts. The scooter forum I also frequent is the same way. There'll be mad amounts of posts for a while, then it'll be few and far-between for a while. I just figure folks get busy real-world. Happens to me--real wo...
by SylvreKat
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hi!! Newbie with a Couple Questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 2736

Re: Hi!! Newbie with a Couple Questions.

Hi Emi, and welcome. My only thought for changing is to go slow and really REALLY concentrate on what you're doing with your fingers. Maybe just start with scales. Focus on curling your fingers rather than holding them up. Each time you lift a finger, focus on keeping it bent. It'll probably be pret...
by SylvreKat
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band gloating
Replies: 6
Views: 4880

Re: Band gloating

I must post an update to the Civic Band's instrumentation. We now officially have a CONTRABASS CLARINET on roster! Yes folks, one freakin'-insane-wrap-all-around-almost-too-tall-to-sit-and-play contrabass clarinet! Here's a youtube of a metal version. Our young man plays a plastic one, but it otherw...
by SylvreKat
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Sankyo piccolo
Replies: 4
Views: 3655

Re: Sankyo piccolo

Thanks for the update. What a very interesting read of your experience in getting familiar with your "new" Sankyo. Please do keep posting as you get to know it even better.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Interesting head joint find
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Re: Interesting head joint find

Wow! Congrats on the awesome score, Jess! Keep us posted how the head joint continues to work out for you.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Help/Advice needed for Upgrade!
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Help/Advice needed for Upgrade!

I obviously am missing a detail in the OP's post that Marsyas read, as I see no indication what stage/level the OP plays at. Based on that failing of mine, I would guess that the OP has progressed past the student flute stage, since s/he's looking at intermediate (and better) flutes. The Yami 500-se...
by SylvreKat
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bass flute
Replies: 5
Views: 4245

Re: Bass flute

So teas, what did you decide about the Schiller? Did you buy it?

And I just realized, I paid close to the same for my little peppermint stick (the treble) as for my big boy (the bass).

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bass flute
Replies: 5
Views: 4245

Re: Bass flute

From what I could find, the Schiller doesn't have trill keys. Probably why it doesn't show on Dr Potter's list--she won't bother with it if it has no trill keys. They aren't just for trills, as you use the to help stabilize notes, help more problematic notes sound, all sorts of alternate fingerings....
by SylvreKat
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 23
Views: 10855

Re: Let's hear it!!

I wish I could share. I just played "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" on my little treble in church today. But I'm not on youtube, and posting a Dropbox link apparently only sort of works. But I did enjoy your video, Chris.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band gloating
Replies: 6
Views: 4880

Re: Band gloating

Sorry, malc, I missed your post. I feel your pain of small band size. There was a time when we were probably doing not much better than your band. Mr Badsky even paid a friend to play drum set for us, 'cause we had no percussionists whatsoever. There were maybe five flutes tops, and fewer of everyon...
by SylvreKat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.
Replies: 5
Views: 3384

Re: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.

Just did a quickie google--

https://www.flutes4sale.com/products/gem-2spch (if you're in Am)

https://www.alangregory.co.uk/music/Cur ... lutes.html (if you're in Eng)

Probably others, if you look a bit harder.

Good luck!

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.
Replies: 5
Views: 3384

Re: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.

Why not see if any of your local music stores has a curved-head student flute to rent? Or try wwbw.com, or any of the other online stores--most will give you at least a few days to try out an instrument. The curved head joint will make the flute considerably shorter, which might help prevent any iss...
by SylvreKat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Silversonic flute identification? Not Sankyo
Replies: 1
Views: 1901

Re: Silversonic flute identification? Not Sankyo

Just taking a guess, but based on that "superised" isn't an actual English word, maybe a Chinese flute?

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band gloating
Replies: 6
Views: 4880

Re: Band gloating

I believe there's maybe around 120 on the roster. Like I said, we very rarely get everyone at once. I think we usually average around 70-80 at a concert, which is just about the right size and instrumentation. Nevermind Wagner. I'm working on convincing our director we need to take on some Morton Go...
by SylvreKat
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band gloating
Replies: 6
Views: 4880

Band gloating

The gal in charge of the programs for the Civic Band's concerts just emailed the official roster. And I just have to gloat. FIVE oboes! Yes, FIVE! THREE bassoons! THREE bass clarinets! ELEVEN french horns! Freakin' ELEVEN!! We have more frenchies than trombones, more than all the saxes (although we ...