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by SylvreKat
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Playing outside in the cold - bad for instrument?
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

Re: Playing outside in the cold - bad for instrument?

I'm not a technician or repairman, so take my opinion for exactly what it is. Having established that, based on my own history of guerrilla band-playing including playing outside for the Dead Tree (aka that year's White House National Christmas Tree) at some obscenely late hour in what quite possibl...
by SylvreKat
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: treble flute
Replies: 19
Views: 9398

Re: treble flute

Technically, I'm on fb. But so barely that I've no idea how to find any groups. How do I search for those flute groups?

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: treble flute
Replies: 19
Views: 9398

Re: treble flute

I thought I'd bring this back up. Thanks to a generous Christmas gift from my Dad and his wife, I now have a reasonable amount to spend on a treble flute. So please, if anyone knows or hears of a metal treble for sale, please post. Or a used Guo in good shape--I'm willing to settle, but I'd much rat...
by SylvreKat
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Baroque flute embouchure vs boehm system embouchure
Replies: 5
Views: 3162

Re: Baroque flute embouchure vs boehm system embouchure

So what was the "twist"?

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Armstrong ARM 3 headjoint
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

Re: Armstrong ARM 3 headjoint

If you just want it for your Heritage, you can take both headjoint and Heritage to a good instrument repairman and have him/her resize it to fit. Of course, then it won't fit your 80.

A make-do option for if it's too small, you can wrap a piece of paper around the joint to help it fit.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: lower B key on my flute
Replies: 3
Views: 2577

Re: lower B key on my flute

Say, what model of Armstrong did you get?

>'Kat, just curious as a fellow Armstronger
by SylvreKat
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: lower B key on my flute
Replies: 3
Views: 2577

Re: lower B key on my flute

What pied said. Also, most band music, you'll maybe see one song with that low B. I've heard that modern pieces do make more use of it, but the composers also are aware that not everyone has the low B, plus it's typically at least intermediate-level players that can consistently hit it. So chances a...
by SylvreKat
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolos under $500?
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

Re: Piccolos under $500?

My silver Gemi is a dream to play. Not nearly as shrill as you'd assume all-silver would be, unless I let it go shrill. I got it for $200 used, in perfect shape. My Armstrong isn't too far behind. A little less responsive in dynamics and key action but well up to my needs. It also was $200, plus cle...
by SylvreKat
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Unknown flute with numbers only
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

Re: Unknown flute with numbers only

So did you look up King? Is that who made your flute?

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Tonguing Quarter Notes - No slur or Accent
Replies: 4
Views: 4832

Re: Tonguing Quarter Notes - No slur or Accent

As the lead cat in my Civic Band, I'll tell you that you're absolutely correct that your section leader could very well have no clue how the end of the row plays. When my two friends and I were trying to think of a fourth to make a flute quartet, I asked about a gal from the "other end." Both friend...
by SylvreKat
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Guo flutes
Replies: 2
Views: 4142

Re: Guo flutes

Here's Guo's response to my question about noticeable differences from the different air speed-- The grenaditte flute sounds more like a wooden one, with more deep tone. People who like to play jazz are saying that grenaditte flute gives the same tone as the jazz flutes 100 years ago. And in case of...
by SylvreKat
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Guo flutes
Replies: 2
Views: 4142

Guo flutes

I've contacted Guo about the differences between the grenaditte and new voice trebles. I got a reply saying the different material affects the speed your air passes through it. Plus the crown and foot are silver in the gren. She asked if I've played either--honestly haven't even checked the local st...
by SylvreKat
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: The flute slips from my lips
Replies: 3
Views: 3053

Re: The flute slips from my lips

Dunno about same tone cold vs hot days. But I know there's some sort of stick-on you can get to adhere to your lip plate. It's not permanent, and I guess does wear out. But it's supposed to stop slipping. Sorry I can't be more definite, I don't think I ever had slipping issues so didn't pay a lot of...
by SylvreKat
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Unknown flute with numbers only
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

Re: Unknown flute with numbers only

I wonder if it could be made by King? You might Google images and see if the crowns look alike.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Entry Level Professional Flutes Under $5,000
Replies: 1
Views: 1852

Re: Entry Level Professional Flutes Under $5,000

I can't really give you any advice on your choices, but I'll say that when I called my repairman before getting my Yami, I asked him about it being "only" silver-plated whereas my Armstrong is solid. He said that's not going to make any difference and not to worry about it.

>'Kat