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by Phineas
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Conical vs. Cylindrical
Replies: 3
Views: 4642

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: 12729

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: 5920

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: 36544

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: 3536

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...
by Phineas
Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is Your Gender?
Replies: 52
Views: 36544

Male

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by Phineas
Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Wow you guys are awesome
Replies: 16
Views: 12245

15+ Years I started out playing music when I was 6 playing Cello. Then I started playing Guitar when I was 7. (I am 38 now). I did not start getting serious about playing flute till I got grown. Primarily because I went to public schools, and there was a stigma about boys who played flute. Flute sta...
by Phineas
Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: how much solid silver should be in the flute?
Replies: 8
Views: 7008

Also, James Galway is a Muramatsu artist, not Miyazawa (although many top players play both brands.) I should point out that Pearl is a Japanese flute (not made in this country) I stand corrected...lol I knew it was something Japanese that began with an M As far as Pearl, I was refering to availabi...
by Phineas
Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: how much solid silver should be in the flute?
Replies: 8
Views: 7008

Is yamaha that overrated? I don't see how such a popular flute brand could be that overrated.. It should be really popular for a reason right? Maybe you just like different types of flutes than flutists in general? B/c if others agree with you that yamahas are really overrated.. then i might want t...
by Phineas
Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:49 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: how much solid silver should be in the flute?
Replies: 8
Views: 7008

I am looking at intermediate flutes but I'm not sure whether I need solid silver in just the headjoint.. OR the headjoint, body and footjoint.. what do intermediate/advanced flutists generally buy? soild silver on all three pieces or just the headjoint? I'm wondering if its really necessary to have...
by Phineas
Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: What's the hardest note to learn?
Replies: 30
Views: 24124

The Altissmo range (above C3) is not very forgiving period. Everything flows till you get to Eb, then it all kind of falls apart. You almost have to finger the notes depending on the arrangement you play, especially above G3. The fingerings just have no real flow. Other than that, just fingering not...
by Phineas
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: other flute forums/boards?
Replies: 2
Views: 2285

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by Phineas
Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Piccolo tones
Replies: 1
Views: 2886

Annie Welcome to the club! It really depends on a few things, so I will cover the ones I have ran into. Fisr let me tell you, you cannot tighten up your embochure!!!! You have to loosen it, and focus more air down then across. The same way you hit C4(High C) on the flute, you have to play a piccolo ...
by Phineas
Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The dreaded Turn-around
Replies: 8
Views: 5154

Hello! I am new to this website, but not new to flute. I have been practicing my scales more lately, and one day, I actually played the chromatic scale perfectly, and 8 times in a row. First of all, welcome to the website. Second, scales are the most under rated "TO DOs" in music. This whole trick ...
by Phineas
Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What other instruments do you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 31347

Main Instruments Guitar 30+years Flute 15 years Piccolo 2 years Dabbles on(and sight reads) Piano Bass Use to play... Cello Saxophone(Alto/Tenor) Tuba Trombone Most of these instruments came from my days and times in high school when the instruments were around. I did a lot of experimenting! I would...