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by Phineas
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Scales :(
Replies: 4
Views: 1959

Re: Scales :(

I agree with what has already been posted, but I just want to add my .02 cents. Scales and Arpeggios are the basis of all music and styles. Some would argue whether scales are necessary or not. Most top players use them as a warm up tool. When I start a student on scales, I start them out by practic...
by Phineas
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Miyazawa flutes
Replies: 4
Views: 2921

Re: Miyazawa flutes

I own a Miyazawa Legacy 1E. I love it, and that is why I on play it. There is really nothing more to say. From a technical stand point, what is flute is made of, or how it is made has little to do with what you prefer to play on. Just play on it and see if you like it or not. It is a good quality fl...
by Phineas
Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Opinion Sought - PEARL Flute PF665E Dolce & Headjoint
Replies: 5
Views: 3498

Re: Opinion Sought - PEARL Flute PF665E Dolce & Headjoint

I am sorry, I was thinking about the QUANTZ, not the Dolce. Sorry about the confusion!!!
by Phineas
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Opinion Sought - PEARL Flute PF665E Dolce & Headjoint
Replies: 5
Views: 3498

Re: Opinion Sought - PEARL Flute PF665E Dolce & Headjoint

I use to own the Non-Dulce model. Great flute, but mine had the stock headjoint. I really loved playing on it. I once tried it with a Forte headjoint. Was in the market for it right before my flute was stolen.
by Phineas
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha 614 vs Sonarè 605 vs Altus
Replies: 1
Views: 1301

Re: Yamaha 614 vs Sonarè 605 vs Altus

If you like the Yamaha, get it. YFL600 series Yamahas are great flutes. They are also a good step up from the YFL311.

What you like, and feel comfortable with is the point. Frankly, you could not go wrong with any of these choices. It is all a matter of preference.

Phineas
by Phineas
Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Piccolo players?
Replies: 6
Views: 5864

Re: Piccolo players?

This conversation sounds like a music store advertisement. If you are a piccolo "player" you should be able to pick up ANY piccolo and adjust to it. Of course you have to blame the instrument when you can not really play. It's to hard, it's tone is off, the keys are not right. Don't care if it's 20...
by Phineas
Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: What's your favorite time period?
Replies: 3
Views: 2908

Re: What's your favorite time period?

Music Period!! :D
by Phineas
Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying a flute online?
Replies: 4
Views: 2570

Re: Buying a flute online?

It all depends how much you have/want to spend. Online, there are tons of choices.
by Phineas
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Learning Flute at 40
Replies: 4
Views: 3855

Re: Learning Flute at 40

Just have fun, and play the d**n thang. Anything else is a matter of getting out of the learning experience what you put into it. It is never too late! I have taught many adults at different ages. The more successful ones are the ones that know what/how they want to play and pursue it. The ones that...
by Phineas
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Azumi or Pearl
Replies: 4
Views: 3133

Re: Azumi or Pearl

Play on it. See how they feel to you. Either one could potentially be a good choice. From a preference stand point, I would go with the Pearl. The mechanism on the keys just feels better to me than the Azumi(s) I have played on. IMHO, if you like Altus flutes, buy a REAL Altus instead of the hybrid ...
by Phineas
Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: jupiter capital edition?
Replies: 2
Views: 2600

Re: jupiter capital edition?

I have have owned one for 5 years now. I really like it. Especially the headjoint! Never had a problem with it. Has been around the world with me several times.

Phineas
by Phineas
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Weird Octave Changes?
Replies: 1
Views: 2124

Re: Weird Octave Changes?

Is this something that just started happening, or are you just starting out?
by Phineas
Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Save up...
Replies: 9
Views: 4614

Re: Save up...

Uh, I will pass :D
by Phineas
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hi, new here
Replies: 6
Views: 2575

Re: Hi, new here

Yamaha YFL221 = Closed Hole Yamaha YFL261 = Open Hole Both have the same headjoint, and play very similar, other than the obvious. If they are playable, either model would be fine for a beginner. Gemeinhardt 2SP = Closed hole These are fine for a beginner as well. Most people on this board will favo...