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by Phineas
Thu May 19, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which New Flute is Best Within My Budget?
Replies: 13
Views: 9969

I like the Buffet/Crampton flutes. So far, I have not played any others I like better than this one. You can find one for around $1500 I have the "International" model, but if you cant find that one, the 8000 series is comparable.

Phineas
by Phineas
Thu May 19, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: flute help
Replies: 4
Views: 2579

barrington

This brand is sold by www.wwbw.com and is a decent starter instrument. You may have to send send back the first one you get though. I have a barrington Pic, and it plays and sounds great.

Phineas
by Phineas
Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Good beginner piccolo?
Replies: 13
Views: 16526

Here are a few I own/have owned and would highly recommend I own these. http://www.wwbw.com/Barrington-Model-996--Piccolo-i125667.music http://www.wwbw.com/Woodwind-P3-Piccolo-i71101.music I use to own these http://www.wwbw.com/Lazer-LZP3-Piccolo-i17300.music http://www.wwbw.com/Jupiter-303-Series-P...
by Phineas
Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute vs. Piccolo?
Replies: 10
Views: 7676

I play on my Piccolo more nowadays than my flute, but I think the Pic is a more limited instrument in a lot of ways.(Range for one!) even though I can play faster on a pic for some strange reason. A pic is also not very forgiving. However, there is nothing like doing a flute gig with a piccolo. Peop...
by Phineas
Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:55 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 129017

I have many flutes and Pics in many different colors. You would be surprised how many playable cheap colored instruments are out there. My goal is to get a flute with a matching suit. The main ones I play on are. Buffet/Crampton international model SS head SP body/Openhole/Bfoot Melody(Chinese Yamah...
by Phineas
Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:31 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: miyazawa pa101 or yamaha yfl361? help anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 3901

Always get the best instrument you can afford, but also keep in mind about tastes. The longer you play, the more your tastes will change. You can learn how to play well on any instrument, but you will play better easier, and faster on an instrument that you prefer. I would play on both of them, side...
by Phineas
Sun Mar 27, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Minor Scales
Replies: 3
Views: 4168

When you play a major scale, you already know 4 of them. When you playoff different degrees of a major scale, and play up, you will be playing a different scale. For example if you play a D scale in the key of C, you are playing a Dorian minor scale. I will demonstrate this in the key of C. C Ionion...
by Phineas
Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Switch to an offset G?
Replies: 19
Views: 15222

I am really a sucker for threads like these! It is just plain easier to play on an offset G than it is on an inline. Period. Isnt that an instrument should really want, one that is easier for you to play on! Unfortunately, when people see all of these high dollar French style onpen holes, with an in...
by Phineas
Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: When did you start playing your flute?
Replies: 67
Views: 40054

I started playing flute in 1991 after I got out of the Marine Corps/DOD. I always wanted to play flute since I was a kid, but there were stigmas about men who played flute that I was not mentally about to deal with at the time. Nowadays, I really dont give a hoot what anyone thinks. I was already an...
by Phineas
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What Flute.
Replies: 12
Views: 8364

My favorite instrument (I Own) is a Buffet/Crampton International model. You can pick up one of these for around $1500 dollars. If you can find one. This flute is a very under rated flute for the the price! I own a Hayes Standard. The Buffet IMO plays and sounds almost as good and plays better than ...
by Phineas
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt or Yamaha?
Replies: 14
Views: 16652

Jazzy I do not disagree with you. I have seen just as many people give up, or not get into music for finacial reasons. I have also seen people use their instrument(Or lack of a better one) as a cop-out! I am sure Charlie Parker would have liked nicer instruments, but that did not stop him from playi...
by Phineas
Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Jinyin piccolo
Replies: 3
Views: 4479

The Jinyin I just got is an outstanding flute for the money. I have had it for a couple of weeks now, and I just can believe I am playing on something that costs less than $200 dollars. It is not the best instrument I ever played on, but I would feel comfortable in recommending it as a good starter....
by Phineas
Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Good beginner piccolo?
Replies: 13
Views: 16526

Price Range?
by Phineas
Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Gemeinhardt or Yamaha?
Replies: 14
Views: 16652

I hate threads like this one. Just play on it, or have someone you trust play on it. The brand does not matter. I got a house full of cheap instruments that play great. I have a few top of the line instruments that don't play so great. I have owned both brands, and I have a Jinyin I just bought that...
by Phineas
Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What kind of flute is the best to have?
Replies: 19
Views: 11806

If you like the flute you have, keep it! That whole deal about open hole and closed hole is just a myth!

I would suggest keeping the flute you have, saving your money, then try every flute you can until you find one that fits you.

Half the fun in playing an instrument is shopping for one!

Phineas