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by SylvreKat
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Emerson Ultimo Piccolo
Replies: 1
Views: 6465

Re: Emerson Ultimo Piccolo

Found this on 8Notes from a quick Google--

"As far as specifications go, it is identical to the Emerson Boston Legacy except that it has solid silver keys. I've heard great things about the Boston Legacy."

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt M3S - circa 1970's: Cost when new?
Replies: 9
Views: 5474

Re: Gemeinhardt M3S - circa 1970's: Cost when new?

Don't know about the original cost. As for old vs new, I've been told by two flute reps and a woodwind repairist that old Gemi's are good instruments, while new Gemi's are apparently now a step up from Chinese knockoffs. Although at least they're still assembled in Elkhart, which is more than I forg...
by SylvreKat
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Curious
Replies: 0
Views: 4603

Curious

I just played my bass flute at both services in church today. Besides the "honkin' big piece of pipe" and many "What IS that thing?", I got "I thought that was maybe a sax 'til you started playing it" and even "Is that an oboe?" Which made me curious--what have folks called your "alternative" flutes...
by SylvreKat
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Jupiter Flute
Replies: 2
Views: 3414

Re: Jupiter Flute

My bass Jupiter has the model on the base of the rods supporting the first key. (not a technician, so probably using the wrong terms here, sorry) I suggest checking ALL of your flute to see if it's not hiding somewhere.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Identify this flute piece (please?!)
Replies: 5
Views: 4078

Re: Identify this flute piece (please?!)

Thanks a bunch, Bob! I already downloaded the sheet music. Should be able to convert the bottom parts to bass and (alto?) flute.

Btb, what is shazam?

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: LeFreque
Replies: 1
Views: 2432

LeFreque

An area woodwind repair lady hosted a flute party this weekend. The lady I encountered making flyers said there'd be lots of upper-tier flutes to try out (and buy), some piccs, and lots of flute stuff. Well, at least the first two were right. I did get to play on a $11,+++ Altus and Miyazawa. They b...
by SylvreKat
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Identify this flute piece (please?!)
Replies: 5
Views: 4078

Re: Identify this flute piece (please?!)

Don't know, but if you do find out please post the title here. What a fun little piece!

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Dark-Toned Flute Brands and Models?
Replies: 2
Views: 5152

Re: Dark-Toned Flute Brands and Models?

In short, here's what I'm looking for: DARK-TONED FLUTE BRANDS AND MODELS. 1200-1800$. The works: Bb foot, open-holed, etc. In short, there is no such thing. ... Well, unless he gets an all-wood flute. My wood picc def sounds less brilliant than my silver picc. Although I have more control over dyn...
by SylvreKat
Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New Yamaha Intermediate Flutes
Replies: 3
Views: 3697

Re: New Yamaha Intermediate Flutes

I haven't tried the 462, but my 584 plays like a total dream. Low notes project, good tone, really responsive keywork. I would guess the 462 should play similarly. Post back once you get it, and let us know what you think!

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Selling of Huge Flute Library
Replies: 1
Views: 3738

Re: Selling of Huge Flute Library

Hi Rebecca, Too bad you don't have an inventory. I'm sure I'd probably want some of your books for flute quartet. It's just that I don't have any specific songs we're wanting. Hm--do you have any books with movie or popular (esp older "big band"-type) songs? Books with parts for picc, concert, alto,...
by SylvreKat
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: No breath
Replies: 3
Views: 5462

Re: No breath

Thank you both. I've seen a nose-throat-ears doc. He even did some sort of scan of my sinuses. I have an extra little pocket on the right side, which is why it's the side that always hurts when allergies or weather front hits. Rarely do my left sinuses act up. And as usual, by later that afternoon t...
by SylvreKat
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: No breath
Replies: 3
Views: 5462

No breath

I've a question, after the fact. I played the prelude for my church service. I was having troubles breathing beforehand, practicing with our organist. I told him I just couldn't seem to catch my breath, and he said he'd heard before leaving home that allergies were really bad that morn. Well, it got...
by SylvreKat
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: OK. 2 years in.
Replies: 5
Views: 4677

Re: OK. 2 years in.

simpler melody line. I am a little shocked, the first verse and chorus is fairly straight forward melody with a few flourishes... Played straight, I think it would be uninteresting but to each his own. I like jazz. Yes my compatriot in the image is Homer. A great member of the family. A pure bread ...
by SylvreKat
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: OK. 2 years in.
Replies: 5
Views: 4677

Re: OK. 2 years in.

Personally, I'd like more recognizable melody. If you hadn't told me it was "Autumn Leaves" I probably wouldn't have known that. And just figured the couple of measures in the middle that did follow closer to the melody just happened to sound like AL. But I do really like the pic of your part-V! Wha...
by SylvreKat
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Comfortable Upper Range
Replies: 4
Views: 5868

Re: Comfortable Upper Range

I had zero issues playing high-Ab in high school. Like pied said, it's very doable.

My advice--keep the flutes parts as written. And add a picc part! Never mind more cowbell, MORE PICC!!!! :D

>'Kat