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by Phineas
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Can't play F, E and D.
Replies: 1
Views: 2656

Re: Can't play F, E and D.

Just because you cannot see it does not mean there is nothing wrong. I would go have your flute checked out.

Even on cheap flutes, you should be able to hit those notes easily if the flute is adjusted properly.
by Phineas
Fri May 30, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Using a mic to play with a group (not for recording)
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: Using a mic to play with a group (not for recording)

What you said about tone and the alto may be a self-imposed limiting factor! I like the low tone of the alto, which is why I don't use my C flute, but am beginning to understand its limitations when playing with others, esp. for rock. Appreciate your reply - maybe I'll hear from others. I just sign...
by Phineas
Wed May 28, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Yamaha YPC-61 vs YPC-62
Replies: 1
Views: 2553

Re: Yamaha YPC-61 vs YPC-62

Ok so I have this older Yamaha YPC-61 piccolo and I would like to know if there are any differences between it and the newer 62 like significant improvements in tone and intonation? Christine I never could tell the difference from a players perspective. If the older one is not worn out, I would jus...
by Phineas
Wed May 28, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Update on fluting
Replies: 5
Views: 3170

Re: Update on fluting

MissyHPhoenix wrote:Hey everybody I haven't been on in quite a while because of school but wanted to say hi during summer vacation.
Don't know about anyone else but I love you and miss you my flute sista!!!! Welcome home!!

Phineas
by Phineas
Wed May 28, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Using a mic to play with a group (not for recording)
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: Using a mic to play with a group (not for recording)

Does anyone have advise on using a mic with a flute in an informal playing situation? I've read a bunch of posts but haven't found gold yet! Anyone mic an alto flute with a curved head joint? Sometimes I jam with electric guitars but that's a challenge to be heard. Thank you. Dorothy Hey Dorothy, W...
by Phineas
Tue May 27, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!
Replies: 7
Views: 7124

Re: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!

maddietortellini wrote:Just goes to show, you don't know what works for YOU until you play test them!
Yep :D
by Phineas
Thu May 22, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Loose Headjoint
Replies: 3
Views: 2447

Re: Loose Headjoint

Hi...I just purchased a brand new Gemeinhardt flute, and the headjoint moves when I play it. I've never seen a flute with a loose headjoint before. I am wondering if I should just send the flute back, or is there some kind of a fix? Thank you! If it is brand new and you purchased it locally, then I...
by Phineas
Thu May 22, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Repair Gig
Replies: 10
Views: 4695

Re: Repair Gig

So, just a heads up... I start my first repair gig on Tuesday. I will be doing general repairs during rental season (but with an emphasis on flutes and clarinets), and then mostly flutes and double reeds through the rest of the year. I'll have to do a little bit of everything depending on what walk...
by Phineas
Thu May 22, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Neckpain. :-(
Replies: 8
Views: 3237

Re: Neckpain. :-(

+1 Fluteguy18 I went through the same thing. I would advise you go to see a Doctor that deals with sports injuries. When I first started playing, I suffered from muscle swelling. After I got over that, the doctor gave me stretches, and weight training exercises. I still do them 20 years later! Will...
by Phineas
Wed May 21, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Newbie to flute; not to music
Replies: 1
Views: 1364

Re: Newbie to flute; not to music

1. Is the flute I purchased, a decent beginning instrument? It's not exactly a name brand with which I'm familiar, but the price was right. It IS in great shape. Was maintained by a music shop, so it's not a "project" purchase. As long as it is in good playable condition, it is a good instrument. J...
by Phineas
Wed May 21, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!
Replies: 7
Views: 7124

Re: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!

Thanks, everyone! I am leaning more towards the EX, but who knows? I may even end up with a Miyazawa! I tried out the Muramatsu against the Miyazawa when I was in Japan years ago. The Miyazawa was easier to adapt to out of the box. However, later, I wish I would have gotten the Muramatsu. After pla...
by Phineas
Wed May 21, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Neckpain. :-(
Replies: 8
Views: 3237

Re: Neckpain. :-(

+1 Fluteguy18

I went through the same thing. I would advise you go to see a Doctor that deals with sports injuries. When I first started playing, I suffered from muscle swelling. After I got over that, the doctor gave me stretches, and weight training exercises. I still do them 20 years later!
by Phineas
Wed May 21, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Question Re. Playing Open-Hole Flute
Replies: 17
Views: 4686

Re: Question Re. Playing Open-Hole Flute

They're saying that you can reduce the venting. I'm not so sure it's a great idea myself, but if you want that to be done you need to take it to an adequate technician. The flute only cost $135. Shall I have my personal secretary locate an expert technician and arrange an appointment, then buzz my ...
by Phineas
Fri May 16, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!
Replies: 7
Views: 7124

Re: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!

They play an sound virtually identical. At least from my player's perspective.
by Phineas
Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Open holes promote correct finger placement?
Replies: 3
Views: 2981

Re: Open holes promote correct finger placement?

When I wanted to transition from closed to open hole flutes, I started out on Bamboo/Cane Flutes http://www.sunreed.com/our-products/myflutes/transverse-bamboo-flutes-and-accessories/transverse-bamboo-flutes.html http://eriktheflutemaker.com/collections/flutes It was less about "Finger Position", an...