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by Phineas
Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Ugh..
Replies: 5
Views: 5469

Just a few comments for thought. Often when playing in certain situations, you will need more volume. Especially when playing in Jazz or Rock/Pop bands. Overblowing is an attempt usually to get more volume. The problem is if the air flow is not focused properly, no matter how hard you blow, you will...
by Phineas
Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Gemeinhardt or Pearl?
Replies: 21
Views: 28682

fluttiegurl, Well, I can only go with my experience also. Most of the time the problem with the Gemeinhardts is operator error. However, you are not the first one I have heard that had problems with them. Frankly as a preference in the same catagory, I like the Armstrongs better, however that is ano...
by Phineas
Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Sight Reading: Rhythms and Reading advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 4285

sakuramimato There is no easy road to sight reading, you just have to practice it. There are books out there that are suppose to help, but they turn out to be not much better that just reading the piece. Rhythm and pattern recognition are the key to sight reading. Part of the problem with sight read...
by Phineas
Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: ebay piccs
Replies: 23
Views: 12726

Jamie Congratulations! The main this is to play and have fun! you will go farther. My issue with people on these boards is sometimes when people ask a question they answer in absolutes. Frankly, I give people more credit. My goal was not to tell you what you should do one way or the other, but give ...
by Phineas
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 127697

Here is an update on my ever changing flute collection! The main ones I play on are. Buffet/Crampton international model SS head SP body/Openhole/Bfoot Pearl Quantz 665 SS head/Silver Aloy Body/Open Hole/Bfoot(New) Armstrong 210 Piccolo SS/Gold Plated LP and Keys(New) Melody(Chinese Yamaha Copy) SP/...
by Phineas
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: I have a question
Replies: 6
Views: 2946

MSN k0kma@hotmail.com

Keep in mind I am in Asia alot these days!

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by Phineas
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolo questions
Replies: 4
Views: 4759

Emerson Boston Legacy is the best wood piccolo in the price range you mentioned! Have played on the Rosewood and the Grenadilla models. Yamahas are cool, but they cost too much! >Seaman - Does this piccolo have the same intonation issues as >the other gemeinhardts? No Burkart Phelan Global are great...
by Phineas
Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: ebay piccs
Replies: 23
Views: 12726

Jamie I have LOTS of experience buying these Colored instruments on ebay, and have had decent results to a point. Here is my view. The biggest problem with these instruments is overall quality of the instrument. Venus piccolos and the like will work, are playable , but they are not "quality consiste...
by Phineas
Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Gemeinhardt or Pearl?
Replies: 21
Views: 28682

Pearl!.....nuff said Gemeinhardts get a bad rap, but I think it is WAY exaggerated! Frankly, I think Gemeinhardt flues are dependable, quality made, and good instruments over all. My only problem with them are their headjoints. This, and this alone, causes the problem with the "airy" sound, and the ...
by Phineas
Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What do you prefer?
Replies: 12
Views: 9112

The favorate flute I own is an english made Buffet/Crampton International model Yamaha Good quality, but heavily over ratted and over priced. Geminhart These are ok instrument. a little too light an airy for my tastes, but they are depenable for the most part. Would not be my first choice but would ...
by Phineas
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Conical vs. Cylindrical
Replies: 3
Views: 4565

Always just an instrument by how it plays, the quality of it, and how it sounds.

I have pics of both type that play and sound great.


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by Phineas
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Is this a good piccolo?
Replies: 26
Views: 12537

Armstrongs are good piccolos for the money!

I am the proud owner of an Armstrong 210! I chose this pic over Jupiters, Yamahas, and Gems around the same price.


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by Phineas
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Open Holed Techniques
Replies: 8
Views: 5832

Bull The fact is to the average listener, there is absolutely no differnece. I do need an open hole to bend a note. That is a crock. Openhole flutes for the most part are just a fad. The most important part of the flute is the headjoint, and the design. The better the headjoint, the more flexible th...
by Phineas
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is Your Gender?
Replies: 52
Views: 36164

MeLizzard Being a female or a male in music does not matter. However, depending on the circles you are in, there are stigmas behind being a male and a flute player, so there are differences. Another interesting note is demographics. What is the biggest population of flute players, especially the one...
by Phineas
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Annoyed
Replies: 6
Views: 3495

The number one mistake people can make is learn to play something as fast as they can right off the bat. Think about this. When you do not know a task, you have to do 10 times more thinking than when you do a task. Think about something simple like typing. When you first learn to type, you have to l...