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by fluttiegurl
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Question about Hoover's Winter Spirits
Replies: 1
Views: 2192

Re: Question about Hoover's Winter Spirits

The section that you are referring to is to be double tongued.
by fluttiegurl
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Jupiter alto flute
Replies: 7
Views: 3510

Re: Jupiter alto flute

I had a Jupiter alto at one time. Mine was originally sold with a curved headjoint, which I found hard to tune. I later bought a straight one to go with it and was very satisfied. It is not a top of the line flute by any means, but mine was a very nice flute that served me well while I had it.
by fluttiegurl
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: How to fit smaller headjoint on flute
Replies: 5
Views: 2666

Re: How to fit smaller headjoint on flute

I would avoid masking tape, or any kind of sticky back tape, because it is quite rough and tends to leave sticky residue on things.
by fluttiegurl
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt KG Millenium limited Edition - Any good????
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

Re: Gemeinhardt KG Millenium limited Edition - Any good????

I had one of these prior to grad school that I used for traveling gigs. Overall, mine was a very sturdy flute. However, it was limiting. I purchased a different headjoint (from another maker) that helped some. The H1 headjoint was terrible, very stuffy, for me. I just could never get any kind of col...
by fluttiegurl
Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: How to fit smaller headjoint on flute
Replies: 5
Views: 2666

Re: How to fit smaller headjoint on flute

I use Teflon tape (plumbers tape) on my headjoint. It does not have any actual tack (sticky) to it, so it will not damage the headjoint. I do this because I use the headjoint on two different flutes. Some techs say that you cannot get the most from the headjoint doing this, which may be true, but I ...
by fluttiegurl
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Strange question, about the Bass flute
Replies: 2
Views: 2261

Re: Strange question, about the Bass flute

Since the basic requirement (as has been established here on many occasions) to becoming a "professional" is to be paid for your work, I would say that anything is possible. However, it is not likely that you will be able to make a living at playing the bass flute. Most of the time, the bass is used...
by fluttiegurl
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Please encourage me
Replies: 7
Views: 2240

Re: Please encourage me

Well said.
by fluttiegurl
Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: "Checkmark" notation in music
Replies: 6
Views: 4160

Re: "Checkmark" notation in music

Yes, this is an explanation of what I meant by breath mark. In many modern American notations, a breath is indicated by a comma above the staff. It simply tells the player where the editor suggests he/she breathes (takes in air) in the music.
by fluttiegurl
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: "Checkmark" notation in music
Replies: 6
Views: 4160

Re: "Checkmark" notation in music

Some editors use check marks as breath marks or phrase markings.
by fluttiegurl
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Unknown Elkhart Flute Manufacturer
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

Re: Unknown Elkhart Flute Manufacturer

I was thinking the same thing. Occasionally, a flute will slip through the factory with no stamp. This could be the case here.
by fluttiegurl
Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao Quality Question
Replies: 7
Views: 6607

Re: Di Zhao Quality Question

The first thing that you should be aware of is the fact that the flutes you have listed, though they have the same basic features, are a very wide range of instruments. The second thing I would point out is that asking most of these flutes to last 10 years is a stretch. Most likely, if the flute doe...
by fluttiegurl
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Advice on attending NFA
Replies: 34
Views: 13280

Re: Advice on attending NFA

I took mine the one time I got to go and was happy I did. I also kept it on my person at all times.
by fluttiegurl
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Advice / Advantages of new flute purchase for college
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Re: Advice / Advantages of new flute purchase for college

I have found that many students who upgrade prior to entering college change their playing so much once they begin studying on a very competitive level that they regret the purchase and want a different flute soon after entering college. Considering this and the fact that college auditions for most ...
by fluttiegurl
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Looking for a hard case
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Re: Looking for a hard case

I buy replacement cases on Ebay. Just be sure to ask if the case will accommodate a B foot and the condition & cleanliness (is the owner a smoker, pets, etc). For most flutes, cases are pretty standard. There are exceptions with handmade flutes and some Yamahas, but most any brand case will work as ...
by fluttiegurl
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying new piccolo
Replies: 3
Views: 2318

Re: Buying new piccolo

I have owned a few of them over the years (Gemeinhardt pics) and they have been fine for general use.