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binzone
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Post by binzone » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:14 pm

) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun)
For lots and lots of fun


2) What kind of flute do you play?
My primary instrument is the Bansuri (Flute from Northern India). I also play Dizi. But then, I have a li'l hobby of collecting flutes from across the world and so I try to play all thats there in my collection.


3)What is your dream flute?
A professionally concert tuned Bansuri


4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
I love listening to Hari Prasad Chaurasia. You are immediately at peace with your surroundings...

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
I play East Indian music mostly, but am trying to learn a few Celtic numbers

arabians207
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Post by arabians207 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:50 pm

1) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun)
I play at my Highschool. We just got done with marching band and now I am in my schools Wind Ensemble, the top band of 3 bands for grades 10-12 at my school.


2) What kind of flute do you play?
Pearl Dolce CODA, with a Yamaha EC headjoint. My piccolo is a Yamaha YPC-32.


3)What is your dream flute?
I don't know.. but I just got this flute and i love it :D


4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
My flute teacher :P

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
Im really enjoying the current piece im working on- Mozart Flute Concerto No.1 in G major

fluteguy18
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Post by fluteguy18 » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:39 pm

I guess I will update my info [seeing as how it has changed so much, and who knows.... someone might actually want to know].

I currently play in a woodwind quintet, a Symphonic Band [piccolo], and Orchestra [Principal Flute], a flute choir.

I currently play a Miyazawa with 14k Riser, C# trill, Split E mech, and D#roller.

My dream instrument is a 14k Miyazawa. I havent yet played a gold flute I didnt like, and out of all of the various companies I have tried, Miyazawa is my favorite... but I also hear that gold Brannens are nice too...

I have discovered a new artist that I absolutely LOVE. Christina Jenning's playing is to die for. Luckily, she teaches at the University of Colorado, so I might take an audition there for Grad School.

I like the soundtrack music for films. Those pieces are always fun. My current favorite Symphonic Band piece is Russian Christmas Music. My favorite Symphony is Mahler #1.

sinebar
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Post by sinebar » Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:04 am

1) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun)
Concert band in my home town.


2) What kind of flute do you play?
Yamha YFL-381 and Yamaha YFL-881 as soon as I get it back from the repair guy.


3)What is your dream flute?
A flute that will play all the high notes with no resistance.


4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
Jame Galway would be one.

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
I love Irish Trad.

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Post by Buttercup » Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:44 am

1) What group do you play for? A Wind Orchestra and a flute ensemble


2) What kind of flute do you play?
An old solid silver muramatsu with a John Webb head (and a Yamaha 62 piccolo)


3)What is your dream flute?
I'd like to try some more flutes before committing to that- but I'm pretty happy with the one I have just now


4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
I downloaded Sharon Bezaly playing the Prokoviev sonata recently, it's mesmerising I've also had the great joy of seeing Katherine Bryan in recital with harpist Pippa Tunnell, just absolute flute heaven

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
I like French flute music, my favourite is the Gaubert sonata. I love the Georges-Hue Fantaisie. Also particularly fond of music written for wind bands, Frank Ticheli, Philip Sparke, Guy Woolfenden.

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Post by music_elf16 » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:38 pm

1) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun)
High school band, pep band, pit in the spring musical, jazz band


2) What kind of flute do you play?
Gemeinhardt 3SB with a gold lip plate


3)What is your dream flute?
Oh, I like the one I have..


4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
Myself, my band teacher

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
Christmas songs make me happy!

*~*flute rocks*~*
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Post by *~*flute rocks*~* » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:32 pm

1) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun)
I play for my school's marching band and Concert Band.


2) What kind of flute do you play?
Marching band: A closed-hole Jupiter JFL-511-II.
Concert season: Open-hole Artley and the number is either 702187 or 15-0-OFF. I have no idea. Those are the numbers I can find on it.

3)What is your dream flute?
A resin/plastic bodied piccolo with a silver headjoint and for flutes, I'm not sure. Maybe a Yamaha or Pearl.

4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
Ian Anderson. That guy is amazing!

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
This year's marching music was really cool but my fave out of it would have to be Under the Sea! That was so fun!

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Post by avins » Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:12 am

1) What group do you play for - solo mio

2) What kind of flute do you play - classical ...


3)What is your dream flute - I play on Muramatsu EX great really, but am now dreaming of the DS but probably that's becasue I dont think I'll afford the 14K gold.


4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
Emmanuel Pahud,who is maybe a little technical but I think is a great musician, Jean Pierre Rampal and Aurel Nicolet

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played.
I'm quite new at the flute but somehow prefer French music from the impressionistic era to modern - like debussy, Ibert , But I think that a great concerto is by Reineke which Im presently practising on amogst others

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Post by pearlburkartguy » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:28 am

1) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun)
UCA Wind Ensemble, Conway Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, UCA Flute Ensemble


2) What kind of flute do you play?
Pearl PF-795RBECDGH Elegante(main), Pearl PF-525RBE(spare)


3)What is your dream flute?
All Gold Nagahara!!!!


4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
Susan Hoeppner, Nestor Torres, Jean-Pierre Rampal

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
My favorite piece is Muczynski Sonata for Flute and Piano and my favorite type of music to listen to is musicals

kristalbell
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Post by kristalbell » Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:56 pm

1) What group do you play for?
I play for fun.

2) What kind of flute do you play?
all kinds


3)What is your dream flute?
I Really don't have a dream flute

4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
My Sister.


5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
all kinds.
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smurph
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Post by smurph » Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:58 pm

1) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun)
Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir


2) What kind of flute do you play?
Pearl Quantz Coda

3)What is your dream flute?
Pearl Maesta


4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
All....

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
Chaminade Concertino, anything good and hard

Carrot
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Post by Carrot » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:55 pm

1) What group do you play for? I play for my school Showband as first flute, and also just for recreation. I'm very into my music and want to play as many instruments as possible.

2) What kind of flute do you play? Some sort of Yamaha. Haven't really noticed that it has a number or anything, I'll check later. :)

3) What is your dream flute? Don't really have one...

4) What flute players do you enjoy listening to? My flute teacher is pretty awesome (well, I guess she has to be!). I don't really listen to flute players, I just play it!

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played? I love playing movie themes (such as My Heart Will Go On from Titanic by Celine Dion) and editing them to my own version.

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Owen Meehan
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Post by Owen Meehan » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:18 pm

1. What group do you play for?
youth symphony, chamber group, flute quartet, celtic band.

2. What kind of flute do you play?
Brannen- Cooper millinnium, and Dave Williams simple- system.

3. What is your dream flute?
Right now, since I have a new silver flute, it is a Patrick Olwell flute.

4. What players do you enjoy listening to?
Matt Molloy, Seamus Egan, June McCormack, Kevin Crawford, Mary Bergin, Julius Baker, Emmanuel Pahud.

5. What is your favorite piece to play?

Hard to say; I have lots.
Owen

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flutedogs561
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Hey you all!

Post by flutedogs561 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:15 pm

1) I used to play saxophone and flute in the marching band and in the concert band when I was in public school and college. Now I play alone or with friends -- the flute dogs, not professionally though -- just for relaxation. Professionally, I am a vet tech. I don't want to make my music into WORK because it is such a grest stress reliever. 8) I just hope that none of the dogs ever bites me in the hand so that I can't play the flute! :shock:

2) I have two Gemeinhardt flutes, a 2SP and a 3HSB. I also have a BandNow! piccolo. I also have a Feadog (Celtic for "Irish tin whistle").

3) I love Gemeinhardt flutes.. for sentimental reasons. I would like to get a purple laquer one with silver keys, but I don't really think that the major flute makers will ever make them. Maybe some day.

4) Seamus Tansey

5) I mostly play jazz and some classical. I like so many pieces that it is hard to say what my favorite piece is.
"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom." -- Charlie Parker

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piccpimp
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Post by piccpimp » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:13 pm

1. What group do you play for?
I play in Wind Ensemble, a Flute Choir, a Flute Quintet, a Woodwind Quintet, a Woodwind Trio, Marching band for the fall, and I sometimes sub for people in the pep band.

2. What kind of flute do you play?
I play mostly on a Yamaha 600 series flute, and a Yamaha YPC 61 piccolo. I also have a Haynes flute from 1936 that I love to play, but am to afraid to take anywhere other than my house. (I know it sounds stupid, I have insurance and everything but it really means a lot to me)

3. What is your dream flute?
I really like Haynes and Brannen Bros., but I have yet to try Powell and some other flutes, so I dont have a definite dream flute.

4. What players do you enjoy listening to?
I like listening to any flute player that really enjoys what they are doing, but I love listening to modern innovators of flute performance, like Ian Anderson, Robert Dick, and Greg Patillo to name a few.

5. What is your favorite piece to play?
My favorite piece to play is undoubtedly the Chaminade Concertino, and I also really enjoy the Hindemith Sonata

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