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by LarryS
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: First day newbie embouchure question.
Replies: 7
Views: 4436

Re: First day newbie embouchure question.

I just found this thread, I'm a late beginner too (52), how are you getting on with your flute?
by LarryS
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 24
Views: 16239

Re: Let's hear it!!

Well this is where I'm at with flute. Its very basic. I can play more advanced tunes on recorder, tin whistle and now native American flute, but concert flute is hard. Very hard. I find I run out of breath really quickly, though I'm learning to make a smaller hole with my mouth, and use tu or du art...
by LarryS
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Curious about Skype Lessons
Replies: 7
Views: 4478

Re: Curious about Skype Lessons

I have Skype but I've never used it yet, other than to send messages to the person who introduced me to it. It could be neat to have my playing assessed in real time, or almost real time, but I'm a bit self conscious when it comes to talking face to face with people I don't know. Ideally I'd get a t...
by LarryS
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New member saying Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

Re: New member saying Hi

Re: your recorders--what do you have? I now own a couple of sopranos, a couple of altos, a Yami tenor (my fave!), and two Angel basses which my machinist friend is fabricating a bocals for one from the other, and mouthpieces for each (one came with neither part, the other is missing the mouthpiece)...
by LarryS
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning tarnish on a flute
Replies: 1
Views: 2760

Cleaning tarnish on a flute

My flute came to me secondhand (a freebie from a Facebook friend) and it has some tarnish on certain areas. The lip plate just looks dulled, whereas on some of the keys it appears some of the coating has worn off, or is it just surface tarnish? Also there's some green corrosion from reaction from th...
by LarryS
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New member saying Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

Re: New member saying Hi

pied_piper wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Welcome to the Fluteland Board!
Thanks. Is it normally so quiet on here?
by LarryS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New member saying Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

New member saying Hi

Hi my name's Larry from north east England, and I'm just learning to play the boehm flute. I was given one last year in exchange for an ocarina I had (ridiculously hard to play, and it hurt my ears). The flute is a Fortissimo beginner flute that was a Facebook friend's spare flute. It had a stuck Eb...
by LarryS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 24
Views: 16239

Re: Let's hear it!!

I'm one of the board moderators. I checked the new message queue and there is no introductory message there. Perhaps you could repost it. I've promoted you to full membership so your future posts will not be moderated. Ah thanks for that. It was quite the essay, I'm not typing all that again lol
by LarryS
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 24
Views: 16239

Re: Let's hear it!!

Well i complemented your playing and the post got removed for being off topic! Welcome to Fluteland. Apologies if your first post was deleted. Spammers hit this board pretty hard and while trying to keep them out, new members sometimes accidentally get caught in the crossfire. We'll try not to let ...
by LarryS
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 24
Views: 16239

Re: Let's hear it!!

Noob here playing a simple exercise from a Trevor Wye book. Much easier on recorder lol

[youtube]https://youtu.be/KWxfP8qwAOs[/youtube]
by LarryS
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 24
Views: 16239

Re: Let's hear it!!

Well i complemented your playing and the post got removed for being off topic!