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by fluttiegurl
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: 3 Flutes to Choose From. Please Advise.
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: 3 Flutes to Choose From. Please Advise.

From a teacher's perspective, the Yamaha is a better bang for your buck (so to speak).
by fluttiegurl
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Refreshing
Replies: 10
Views: 4648

Re: Refreshing

Congratulations all around! I took a year off from playing once, so I completely understand the emotions that come with both not playing and playing again. Now, you can have the joy of playing for the most important person in the world,, you. I know you will do great in whatever you do.
by fluttiegurl
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bach A Major Sonata - vide??
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: Bach A Major Sonata - vide??

I'm not sure bout this particular piece. Sometimes, editors will research further to try to get back to the original. Other times, it is done to better fit a score that has been added. Then there are times when it is just an editor's choice for no real reason other than choice. I am sure there are o...
by fluttiegurl
Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bach A Major Sonata - vide??
Replies: 3
Views: 1339

Re: Bach A Major Sonata - vide??

Vide literally means "cut" or to cut out a section of music. This is usually an editors interpretation, making the cut optional. I have several editions of the same piece, with several variations, which is not at all uncommon.
by fluttiegurl
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: For Music Majors (past & soon to be) a question
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: For Music Majors (past & soon to be) a question

I applied to 1. Got a scholarship, took it, regretted most of it. Should have applied to more. For grad school on the other hand, I selected the school for the teacher. Best decision I made!
by fluttiegurl
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: What are the names of the keys on a flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 7032

Re: What are the names of the keys on a flute?

[url]http://www.larrykrantz.com/keyname.htm[/url]

I gave all of my students this diagram a few years back. Very informative.
by fluttiegurl
Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: yard sale find: what do I have here and whats missing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1828

Re: yard sale find: what do I have here and whats missing?

What you have is a Yamaha (? assuming the case is the original) piccolo that appears to be made of wood. It appears to be in tact, though the pads could be worn/missing. If it is in good condition, it could be worth quite a bit. I would have it checked out by a technician. These are fairly delicate ...
by fluttiegurl
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: How to get rid of metalic smell from flute/sax
Replies: 5
Views: 3078

Re: How to get rid of metalic smell from flute/sax

The Yamaha 681, though it may be a new flute, could very well have been setting for a while. The 681 has not been produced for quite some time (last made in 2000). If it was unplayed in a storage room for any amount of time, that may explain the smell, probably from outside sources. I would love to ...
by fluttiegurl
Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bundy piccolo and Gemeinhardt flute - When were they made?
Replies: 1
Views: 2664

Re: Bundy piccolo and Gemeinhardt flute - When were they mad

I would say that you are correct on the date of the flute. I would put the piccolo somewhere in the mid 60's to early 70's based on the style of the instrument (from what I can tell), though I do not know for sure. Their serial numbers are a little strange and do not always line up, probably due to ...
by fluttiegurl
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is the hardest scale on the flute?
Replies: 5
Views: 3436

Re: What is the hardest scale on the flute?

For me, B natural was a nightmare to learn. I had a bad audition experience early on that caused a mental block when it came to that scale. It took me years to overcome, even though it had nothing to do with the scale, just my mind getting the best of me.
by fluttiegurl
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Can you buy too advanced a flute for a young girl?
Replies: 35
Views: 10758

Re: Can you buy too advanced a flute for a young girl?

As a teacher, I love it when a student starts on a good intermediate flute. In most cases, those students tend to stick it out longer and it seems to be a better investment for the parents. As for the B foot, it depends on the kid. I have seen kids as young as 8 play with a B foot and have not issue...
by fluttiegurl
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Gemeinhardt serial number help please?
Replies: 9
Views: 11313

Re: Gemeinhardt serial number help please?

I would look for something that is less than 10 years old. And I agree that a used name brand is FAR better than a Chinese cheapie. It is just difficult to find one online that you can play before you buy. Not to be too negative, but I am always a little leery of a school band director working on my...
by fluttiegurl
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Gemeinhardt serial number help please?
Replies: 9
Views: 11313

Re: Gemeinhardt serial number help please?

It is the older version. Prior to the 1980's, their piccolos were marked with the key the piccolo was in (C or D-flat). Personally, I would not buy it. Assuming it is in decent playing condition, it is likely to have intonation issues. Also, buying a used piccolo without first playing it could be as...
by fluttiegurl
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Advice on attending NFA
Replies: 34
Views: 13244

Re: Advice on attending NFA

While there are some college professors who will be available for a lesson or two, many of them take advantage of the time to learn, play and relax. Many of the bigger names will have some time scheduled for lessons, but be prepared to pay. They do not come cheap (I think fluteguy said this earlier)...
by fluttiegurl
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 85
Views: 52324

Re: Joke of the Day

Congrats!