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by SylvreKat
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Music notation numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5887

Re: Music notation numbers

I guess, to be logical, C4 should actually be C1 for the flute. But it isn't logical. Heh, now you're just asking for trouble. Imagine if they did that for every instrument...on its own C. Egads! :shock: What a mess in, say, and orchestra with all the extra instruments, if the director for some rea...
by SylvreKat
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Music notation numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 5887

Re: Music notation numbers

Gosh, I must say that I've never considered the numbers that go with the notes, outside of handbells where it helps you set them up and lets you know which notes are yours to play. Only with bells, the middle-C bell is C5 (bells transpose up an octave). It goes from C up to B before changing. So the...
by SylvreKat
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Model 80 Information
Replies: 8
Views: 4553

Re: Armstrong Model 80 Information

Good to read that you're enjoying your 80. It really should last you for years of good playing. Esp since you've figured out repadding it. Good job there! Mine has never loved its bottom notes (another thing my Yami has over it). I remember my teacher not picking a solo for contest because of that. ...
by SylvreKat
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Returning to the flute after a while
Replies: 4
Views: 2312

Re: Returning to the flute after a while

Oh my gosh, Ted, that's exactly how my Dad would play! He started on Pappa's old Wurlitzer spinet, then we bought a Conn. I think he never graduated to true pedaling though. And I totally agree about how hard playing organ is. I can do both feet, or both hands with either foot, or either hand with b...
by SylvreKat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Model 80 Information
Replies: 8
Views: 4553

Re: Armstrong Model 80 Information

I believe the only real cure for carpet beetles is just buy a new case. 'Cause I've read that freezing doesn't always kill off everyone in there. Usually, but not always. And don't store your flute on the floor in the closet, or anywhere dark. That's where the little buggers like to hang out when th...
by SylvreKat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is sterling silver -Am?
Replies: 1
Views: 1306

Re: What is sterling silver -Am?

When my Yami dropped below $1000, I called my repairman for advice. He said that plated hand-crafted Yami vs solid machined Armstrong was a no-brainer, that plated wasn't going to make enough diff as opposed to the craftsmanship which will. Now as for plated vs solid Yami, that I can't advise on. I'...
by SylvreKat
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: MSSU Flute Day!
Replies: 3
Views: 2228

Re: MSSU Flute Day!

So how'd the day go? Was it well-attended, I hope? Lots of fluting accomplished? Are there any papers handed out in the sessions that I might snag copies of? I'd esp be interested in what was said in the Strategies for Performance Anxiety and the Shopping for Your Forever Flute sessions. Sure hope i...
by SylvreKat
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong Model 80 Information
Replies: 8
Views: 4553

Re: Armstrong Model 80 Information

Welcome!! As you can see in my sig line, I've owned an Armstrong 80 since high school. Good solid workhorse of a flute. It IS all silver body, with plated keys. It does play like a 30+ year old $1000 flute compared to my Yami. But then it's not really a fair comparison since the Yami normally costs ...
by SylvreKat
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Returning to the flute after a while
Replies: 4
Views: 2312

Re: Returning to the flute after a while

Welcome, Ted! It's never too late to resume playing an instrument! Once you regain your chops, how about finding a solo/accompaniment book of religious songs to play in your church? If your church is anything like mine, the congregation loves "special" music and is never judgmental. That would give ...
by SylvreKat
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: MSSU Flute Day!
Replies: 3
Views: 2228

Re: MSSU Flute Day!

I really wish you had posted this earlier. I told my boss Thurs morn that since I had nothing to do Sat, and since nobody else had volunteered, (and since he had also promised lunch :D !), I would work the Sat shift that our store needed filled. Maybe next year you can let us know a couple of weeks ...
by SylvreKat
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Pearl flutes vs Yamaha
Replies: 2
Views: 4085

Re: Pearl flutes vs Yamaha

I was hoping someone who's played both might reply. I've never played a Pearl, but my Yami is luscious to play. Have you played on each model you're considering? If not, I highly recommend doing this. If your local shop doesn't have them, Flute Center in NY will send you trials. I just shipped a pai...
by SylvreKat
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 4680

Re: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate

Mm, Canada, eh. I bet you're currently appreciating global warming even more than we are here in KC (about 20°) My suggestion is, if you can stand to wait, then do wait for the thaw and make the road trip. One, you can save up a little more money and can maybe consider the next level of horns. Two, ...
by SylvreKat
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repeated loose screw
Replies: 3
Views: 3155

Re: Repeated loose screw

Disclaimer--I AM NOT ANY SORT OF REPAIRMAN!!! Having gotten that straight, I do know that there's two different types of Lock-tight that keeps screws from unscrewing themselves. I first learned about the stuff on the scooter forum. So when I had a pair of hair shears that kept unscrewing its screw, ...
by SylvreKat
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 4680

Re: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate

Bottom line is everyone has to use/buy whatever works for them because everybody is different and they have to try lots of options to figure out what that is. Amen, brother. That's why companies make many different types of everything. None of us are alike. Although sometimes I wish they'd only giv...
by SylvreKat
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 4680

Re: Trying Piccolos - Lip Plate

I dunno, pied. Free trial is a good thing. But if she's already concerned about going from a lip plate to none, then I'd worry that any sort of wave would be way too different for her. But hey, free trial! Does WWBW still do free trials with a supplied credit card number? I know that way back when, ...