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by Phineas
Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?
Replies: 16
Views: 14837

Re: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?

If discovered, CBP can seize the item(s). It's also possible to learn about the criminal penalties for deceitfully avoiding the duties. I use to do this all of the time. Rules for customs. 1. ALWAYS DECLARE SOMETHING! If I buy gifts for others, I claim them. If I am bringing back things for someone...
by Phineas
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?
Replies: 16
Views: 14837

Re: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?

Don't forget about the duties payable upon re-entry to the U.S. It probably won't be as much as the price difference, but it will increase your total cost a bit. From my experience, if you take it out of the box, get rid of the factory packaging and play on it, you will not be hit with duties. Howe...
by Phineas
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?
Replies: 16
Views: 14837

Re: Buying a new Yamaha flute - in Japan?

If you have time, take a trip on the Shinkansen down to Hamamatsu. Yamaha has a big showroom there. I lived not far from there for a while, and spent my share on money. You will not only have to opportunity to save a few bucks on a Yamaha instrument, you will also see and be able to try out differen...
by Phineas
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Will my neighbours hate me?
Replies: 5
Views: 3586

Re: Will my neighbours hate me?

I also live in an apartment. Here are a few pointers. 1. Pick a regular time to play/practice. Usually, if you play at the same time every day, people who live near you will be prepared for it.I usually play between 6pm and 8pm for example. Right before the prime time TV shows and sports games come ...
by Phineas
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Bamboo Transverse
Replies: 1
Views: 1534

Re: Bamboo Transverse

by Phineas
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: To upgrade or not to upgrade...
Replies: 7
Views: 4009

Re: To upgrade or not to upgrade...

If you do not like the way you sound, practice will always take you farther than flute dollars. Keep your flute well maintained and practice more. The flute you have does not need to be upgraded. Now, if you just want to buy another flute, just do it and stop trying to justify the reasoning behind i...
by Phineas
Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Baroque sounding flute with Boehm system
Replies: 5
Views: 3314

Re: Baroque sounding flute with Boehm system

Thank you Phineas for your reply. Could you tell me how authentic is the sound? The Baroque flute has a soft sweet sound with very little overtone. Does your suggestion gives approximately the same sound? Are there any sound recordings, e.g. on you tube or other websites that you can recommend so t...
by Phineas
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Baroque sounding flute with Boehm system
Replies: 5
Views: 3314

Re: Baroque sounding flute with Boehm system

woodbourne wrote:1. Buy a new wooden headjoint without a riser and lip plate. This is by far the cheapest option, about US $100 to 200.
I have used this setup for years. I hand have found it to be very effective as well as the best solution for the money. You may have to get it fitted to your flute however.
by Phineas
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The Flute View's Winning Composition Now Available!
Replies: 3
Views: 1894

Re: The Flute View's Winning Composition Now Available!

Interesting piece! Mostly thought your video on the different techniques very interesting. I have used a lot of those, but never really thought about how I did them. I use to play in a lot of drum circles using the flute kind like a percussion.

Thanks for sharing!
by Phineas
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Upgrade flute for a 6th grader
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

Re: Upgrade flute for a 6th grader

My dd has been playing since 2nd grade and is now going to middle school. She is in a performing arts school so she plays many, many times a week. She is currently playing a very old Gemeinhardt 2SP which we bought when she was 7 because it was the only flute with the extra curved joint that the st...
by Phineas
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: newcomer
Replies: 3
Views: 1853

Re: newcomer

Greetings mike here from yorkshire Sup! Welcome to the board. play clarinet and a few other instruments, decided to add flute, havent got one yet, looking at a buffet Crampon Any good ? If the price is right, the Buffet is a decent instrument. I use to own the International Open Hole model. I would...
by Phineas
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute FAQ 3.0 Update Soon!!!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 3015

Flute FAQ 3.0 Update Soon!!!!!

I am planning on adding some sections and doing some updates to the Fluteland Flute FAQ. Secular Music (Jazz/Rock/Funk/Blues etc....) Doubling Traveling Playing With Groups/Accompaniment Improvising Play-a-longs/music minus ones/ If you would like to contribute something please let me know. Thanks P...
by Phineas
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes
Replies: 12
Views: 13231

Re: Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes

As a person who has purchased and played on MANY flutes for a lot of years, I call snake oil on this one. Are we REALLY talking about physics, or are we talking about craftsmanship/design? The flute is nothing more than a big tuner. You can take a headjoint off of the flute, and still make a sound. ...
by Phineas
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Tuning by Ear
Replies: 2
Views: 3990

Re: Tuning by Ear

This is a loaded question, but here are my 2 pennies.... Play a tone, play a note along side of it. If it sounds good, you are in tune.....simple ...RIGHT? Yes, it is that simple. In the end, it is all about what sounds good. There are a lot of factors that effect the pitch you hear.... 1. You and t...