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etgohomeok
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Re: Poll- Flute

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1) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun)
My school's concert band as well as jazz band, jazz combo and piccolo in Marching Band. I also take jobs, gigs, and contests as they come up.


2) What kind of flute do you play?
Yamaha YFL 481


3)What is your dream flute?
I like mine :P


4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
I like Ian Anderson's jazz style and James Galway for classical.


5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
I like all kinds - classical, jazz, celtic, etc. I don't think I can name a favorite piece. As for band music, I like October, Festive Overture, Stars and Stripes Forever, etc. I like just busting out some improv in jazz band too.

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Post by remnantpark »

1) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun)
Northwest Catholic HS Wind Ensemble


2) What kind of flute do you play?
Yamaha 584H!!! :D I love my new flute SO much!

3)What is your dream flute?
galway's nagahara...ahh yes

4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
Galway! Jethro Tull XD the dude who beatboxes on the flute (in youtube)

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
I stick with the classical & music from the romantic era

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vampav8trix
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Post by vampav8trix »

What group do you play for? None. I just started playing again 6 months ago.

What kind of flute do you play? I have a Muramatsu EX and an old beat up Gemeindhardt 3.

What is your dream flute? I don't know. Maybe some kind of Powell.

What flute players do you enjoy listening to? James Galway, Rampal, Greg Patello, Rhonda Larson, Ian Anderson, Mimi Stillman. List goes on and on.

What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played? I like classical, I would like to try some latin jazz. I used to play Carneval of Venice. I am trying to work my way up there again. I am working on Mozart Flute Concerto in G.

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Post by lhampton »

1) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun)
Wind Ensemble, Youth Orchestra, marching band (drum major), All-State


2) What kind of flute do you play?
Miyazawa

3)What is your dream flute?
gold miyazawa; we met at the midsouth flute convention, however, had to part.


4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
pahud, clarke, tharaud

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
prokofiev's romeo and juliet is a lot of fun, but I'd have to say le merle noir

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Post by Symphony »

I don't truly understand the fascination with Galway; while he certainly has a beautiful tone and whatnot, I have performed in concert with him, and found him to be a very disagreeable, grumpy little man who, when he didn't get his own way, LITERALLY went into a corner and sulked. He was supposed to be giving the flautists there masterclass, but was too grumpy to do so, and so his wife, instead, did some work with us - which wasn't quite the same....

Can't say much good about the man from my experiences with him! :roll:
-slinks out-

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sidekicker
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Post by sidekicker »

I don't know anything about Mr. Galway's temperament, but I do find his playing -- for the most part -- rather boring. Everything is played with the same big wide vibrato, hardly any colour changes, and particular emphasis on technique. I know these are his "trademarks", but I personally don't find it to be a highly impressive addition to the world of music. Also, having gone to several performances of his, it's rather obvious that his recordings are over-mastered for my tastes; i.e., his sound is not nearly as big as it sounds on his recordings, like it's been greatly enhanced.

Just my opinions. I know many will differ. I just prefer flutists who can vary their playing style much more and produce a wide variety of tone colours, and I personally don't think Galway does that very successfully.

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Post by fluteguy18 »

I find his technique very impressing, and his sound overall. But, on the other hand, I do agree. He doesn't use a wide variety of tone colors or vibrato speeds/widths. And, while his sound is quite nice I think, it is too bright for my taste.

He is still worth listening to though, and I have quite a few recordings of his that I particularly enjoy. He is not however my favorite flutist. My favorite flutists at the moment are: Christina Jennings and Carol Wincenc.

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Christina Jennings is terrific. She lived in the same town I do for a while and I was able to hear her play several times. Her live performances were exquisite. There was nothing I did not like about her playing.

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Post by fluteguy18 »

sidekicker wrote:Christina Jennings is terrific. She lived in the same town I do for a while and I was able to hear her play several times. Her live performances were exquisite. There was nothing I did not like about her playing.

SK

8) I just hope she is as good as a teacher as she is a player. Tone-wise and stylistically she is in the same "vein" of flute playing as I am. So, there is a definite reason I will be auditioning for her for Graduate School.

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snowstripedmoose
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Post by snowstripedmoose »

1) What group do you play for?
Haven't played for a group in years just playing for fun and to get through my music exams currently studying grade 6 Trinity College London

2) What kind of flute do you play?
For now -> Sankyo ETUDE inline with NEL had it for 10 years
Soon a new instrument......

3)What is your dream flute?
Sankyo CF-901 or any Sankyo with the Kingma System

4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
Laurel Zucker, Brian Benson

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
Classical and modern
currently playing around with Rutter Suite Antique which is very nice
My Instruments :)
Sankyo - ETUDE inline with NEL
Sankyo - ARTIST PA inline with NEL B foot
Yamaha - YPC32
Yamaha - YPC62

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sidekicker
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Post by sidekicker »

fluteguy18 wrote: 8) I just hope she is as good as a teacher as she is a player. Tone-wise and stylistically she is in the same "vein" of flute playing as I am. So, there is a definite reason I will be auditioning for her for Graduate School.
Well remember that recordings don't always give the most accurate view of one's real playing because good sound engineering can do wonders :-). However, since I've heard her live more than once I can tell you that she really does sound like that. I thought she was incredible.

I remember hearing that she was also very good in the pedagogy department. The flute studio at Boulder right now is really crackling with great players.

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Post by az1983 »

1) What group do you play for?
Arizona Flute Society, DEFproject and other random gigs

www.azflutes.org & www.myspace.com/defproject

2) What kind of flute do you play?
Jupiter DiMedici 1011RBEO C# trill D# roller Split E mech, 40th Anniversary Pearl CODA, 1920 something Haynes commercial, a no-name Ebay special (lol), a Emerson Boston Legacy Ultimo piccolo, and a Zentner picc with a Brannen head.

3)What is your dream flute?
Brannen anything and a Hammig piccolo with their thin wave head

4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
Laurel Zucker, Mary Karen Clardy, Christina Steffen

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
Cantabile et Presto by Enescu, Sonata by Muczynski, Bach Sonata E min, Sonatine by Dutilleux
www.cantabileflutequartet.com www.defproject.org

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Post by akonojo »

) What group do you play for?(college band, marching band, for fun)
Marching Senators


2) What kind of flute do you play?
?

3)What is your dream flute?
black with gold keys


4)What flute players do you enjoy listening to?
I don't have any

5) What is your favorite type of music to play or favorite piece you have ever played?
I like fast, happy music
Music is one of the few things in this world that can impact people in a positive way, that can help people. we musicians should spread it around!

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Post by pied_piper »

akonojo wrote:) 3)What is your dream flute?
black with gold keys
Unless you are referring to a wood or Grenaditte flute, I think for most of the experienced players here, that would qualify as a nightmare flute rather than a dream flute. :shock: Just slightly more desireable than a purple or pink flute... :D
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
--anonymous--

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Phineas
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Post by Phineas »

pied_piper wrote:
akonojo wrote:) 3)What is your dream flute?
black with gold keys
Unless you are referring to a wood or Grenaditte flute, I think for most of the experienced players here, that would qualify as a nightmare flute rather than a dream flute. :shock: Just slightly more desireable than a purple or pink flute... :D
I dont know. It would be kind of cool if someone made a quality flute that was plate with black nickel with gold key! But they dont, so... :roll:

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