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by Phineas
Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: solo suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 11722

Does it have to be classical? Show tunes and standards work out pretty good under those circumstances. "My Favorite Things" is always a good flute piece to do. It is simple, but goes over very well with a good piano player. If you can learn one of many transcribed jazz solos that are available, that...
by Phineas
Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: open hole flute?
Replies: 8
Views: 6275

woof

There is an easy way to get use to playing on an open hole inline flute. Try starting out on a Tranverse Bamboo flute first. Bamboo flutes sound cool, but they are not very forgiving. After a week on a Bamboo flute, an open hole is easy!

Phineas
by Phineas
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:17 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Piccolos?!Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 14871

I will have to agree with Chris on this one. I own an Armstrong 210(Silver). Most people would say <Bleck> :P but after trying out several pics, this was the one I played on the best. I also own a Rosewood Piccolo made by the ShangHai flute company in China that is also not a popular brand. My next ...
by Phineas
Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: four flutes
Replies: 2
Views: 1713

I have several flutes. (and guitars). I love all of my instruments from the $100 dollar ones to the $5000 dollar ones. Every instrument has their own personality, and when I play on a performance, I use the instrument that I can get the best out of for that performance. To keep current, I rotate my ...
by Phineas
Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Cheap Flute/Piccs...a non biased view.
Replies: 21
Views: 9380

Nii_Neko For you, I would high recommend going up to at least 150. In this range you could get a Barrington, Woodnote or a Selmer Prelude(I have not tried the Selmer yet.) These brands a warranteed, are supported by repair techs and have a good return policy. Jinyin is an honorable mention, but they...
by Phineas
Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Cheap Flute/Piccs...a non biased view.
Replies: 21
Views: 9380

Define "Really Cheap" and I will make my comments from there.
by Phineas
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flutist or flautist?
Replies: 22
Views: 20454

I just play the flute thang! 8)

Phineas
by Phineas
Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which Professional Flute Model?
Replies: 26
Views: 17905

Professional does not mean anything when it comes to a flute. It really is just a marketing ploy. How I know more musicians making money with "Student" and "Intermediate" models than any of the "Professional" models. That is why playability is more important than anything. When it comes to spending ...
by Phineas
Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 127490

Chris

No offense taken. Points of view are what message boards like this are here for.

Phineas
by Phineas
Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 127490

By the way, here is my updated flute collection The main ones I play on are. Buffet/Crampton international model Wood HeadJoint/SP body/Openhole/Bfoot Pearl Quantz 665 SS Head/Silver Clad body/Openhole/Bfoot Yamaha YFL514 SS Head/Silver-Nickel body/Openhole/Bfoot Armstrong 210 Piccolo SS Head/SS Bod...
by Phineas
Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 127490

flutepicc06 I do not see anywhere in my post where I was leading anyone to "My Brand" I just stated what my favorite brand was. There are a lot of good choices for that price range. The first thing I would suggest is go flute shopping, and start play on a few. This is the only true way to learn abou...
by Phineas
Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 127490

Saturncat There are a lot of good choices for that price range. The first thing I would suggest is go flute shopping, and start play on a few. This is the only true way to learn about what suits you. Frankly, you can learn how to play any instrument. However, the kind of money you are talking about ...
by Phineas
Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Whats your age?
Replies: 66
Views: 36113

I am 39. Been playing flute for approximately 15years. Started out on Cello and Guitar at 7 years old, played professionally at 14. Now I play 30% Music, and 70% Engineering for income. Presently working in Japan. I play flute more often than guitar these days. I stopped playing cello 20 years ago.
by Phineas
Wed May 31, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Cheap Flute/Piccs...a non biased view.
Replies: 21
Views: 9380

Cheap Flute/Piccs...a non biased view.

To all I have experimented with many different flutes and piccolos that I have found on the net. Some from ebay, others from various stores, NAMM shows etc.... I am also frequently asked about my opinions about such instruments. Here it goes. Where are these instruments made? Just about any place yo...
by Phineas
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ear playing for flute.
Replies: 3
Views: 2886

Weatherlicious When I started flute, I was in the same boat as you. I play Guitar. All I can tell you is there is a different frame of mind you will have to master, and a lot more memorization. On bass, you mainly memorize a pattern, and just move it around to change keys. On flute, you will have to...