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by SylvreKat
Mon May 14, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: I struggle to play the 2/3 lowest notes on my alto flute !
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

Re: I struggle to play the 2/3 lowest notes on my alto flute !

I recommend checking out Dr Chris Potter's videos on youtube. I think she's playing her bass on them, but the techniques crossover to alto. Here's the link to her homepage--

https://www.youtube.com/user/altofluteDR

Actually, I probably need to go back through them myself.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Mon May 07, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Model number assistance needed. .
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Re: Model number assistance needed. .

Look (or have the seller look) above the serial number for a model number. Or under the Armstrong logo. Otherwise, have you checked online? I know there's an Armstrong database out there somewhere. If you can't find the model on the flute, I'll try to re-find that site. Might be a little waitthough ...
by SylvreKat
Thu May 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Straubinger vs Muramatsu pads
Replies: 5
Views: 3529

Re: Straubinger vs Muramatsu pads

On the other hand, and despite so many folks recommending trying multiple brands (and myself recommending the same), I have to say that I've never done any trials before buying any of my horns. I think the clerk brought out the one Gemi when Mom took me to buy my first one. She ordered the Armstrong...
by SylvreKat
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How many play flute and another instrument?
Replies: 11
Views: 6230

Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

fluteguy18 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:36 pm
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I'm also a harpist...
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:shock:
I think that has to be right up there with organ for difficulty in learning how to play.

Too bad I didn't know about your IMS, I'd have inquired what you might've charged to make a treble.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Music for G-flute and piano?
Replies: 0
Views: 1678

Music for G-flute and piano?

Does anyone know of a decent book of treble flute solos, preferably accompanied by piano, that would be appropriate for playing in church? Or alto flute that wouldn't sound odd up the octave? Edit--or an unaccompanied flute book that doesn't sound like you're just practicing scales or something. I p...
by SylvreKat
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which notation software do you use?
Replies: 4
Views: 2951

Re: Which notation software do you use?

Kat !! flute quartets !not yet , although some pieces might be arrangeable if you've got the patience? Or tell me a quartet set up , piccolo etc...? I was curious because I just waded through all 27-some pages of "flute quartets" a week ago. Most of which weren't flute quartets but woodwind quartet...
by SylvreKat
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How many play flute and another instrument?
Replies: 11
Views: 6230

Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

I can play publicly the flute family, recorders etc, piano, handbells (including soloing), mallets. I can play privately :D the organ, ukulele (but picked rather than strummed), clarinet. Although if my church was desperate, I could manage an embarrassing organ for them. edit to add that I also arra...
by SylvreKat
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which notation software do you use?
Replies: 4
Views: 2951

Re: Which notation software do you use?

I started on Composer's Mosaic, then went to Finale when MOTU dropped all support. And am fighting Notion on my iPad--very VERY twitchy app. I've wasted more time fighting it than arranging the song. Very irritating when your tool doesn't work right. But when it isn't being so twitchy it's actually ...
by SylvreKat
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute Cases (Bam, Wiseman, etc.)
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

Re: Flute Cases (Bam, Wiseman, etc.)

I don't know about any cases myself as my horns all live in their original cases. But I just encountered Wiseman reviews on youtube. Seems everyone's in love with them. Supposedly massively strong. For the price, they'd better be. I would be tempted myself if their 5-horn case would hold a treble in...
by SylvreKat
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: [Review] Philipp Hammig wooden flute (658/2/R)
Replies: 1
Views: 1678

Re: [Review] Philipp Hammig wooden flute (658/2/R)

Congrats on finding the right flute for you! Maybe sometime you can post a recording of you playing it.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Music notation numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5012

Re: Music notation numbers

Ted, sounds like your organing is right down there near mine. :D When I first started, Mom made a deal with our church--they let me take lessons there, and I would play organ for service some time. They never asked me to fulfill my end of the deal. And through college, my professor would invariably ...
by SylvreKat
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Good news, bad news flute trial
Replies: 3
Views: 2201

Re: Good news, bad news flute trial

Ted, congrats on the new flute! Sounds like you had fun putting all three through their paces. If your Yami is like mine at all, you'll continue to love playing it.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Music notation numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5012

Re: Music notation numbers

Oo, you have an organ, too? What kind? We had Pappa's old Wurlitzer spinet, which now lives with my big bro'. We had upgraded to a Conn with almost-full pedals. And rhythm section! That's where I first met the glory that is a Leslie speaker. Sadly, my skill at playing said Conn is merely private lev...
by SylvreKat
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Music notation numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5012

Re: Music notation numbers

pied_piper wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:26 pm
It's because the key of C has no flats or sharps. :mrgreen:
:roll: I cry uncle. :)

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Music notation numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5012

Re: Music notation numbers

pied_piper wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:32 pm
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Have I confused everyone enough? :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
No, because you didn't explain why they ever started with C in the first place, rather than A. Did they plan to always add those three bottom notes to a piano, hence the C? Or what? :P

>'Kat