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Re: newbie here

Post by Gocatdave » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:17 pm

Thanks, Pied Piper! The flute arrived and I love it. It is an open holed flute and I caused quite a debate on Facebook when I asked about how soon I should pull the plugs. Lots of different opinions. Ultimately, I decided to just pull them all and force myself to get used to all of the open holes from the start. My teacher agreed that this was the way to go. So now I am off to the races. :D

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Re: newbie here

Post by Daisy221 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:52 pm

Hello there! I am from Alabama and i want to learn flute :)

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Re: newbie here

Post by accidentalflutist » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:25 am

Another newcomer to the Boehm system -- I already play (not professionally, just as an amateur) a 6-key conical which I love to bits and decided that it might be fun to try a Boehm as well because of the higher range. (I can only get up to about the range of a middling Baroque flute on my conical, so two octaves above the low D and a note or two beyond.) My 6-key is a Copley D in Delrin, and my new Boehm is a Viento 208 plateau-key -- less than half the cost of my Copley so a nice, simple student model.

I greatly prefer the more meaty sound of the conical flute but am curious as to how far I can push the Boehm one into a more raucous sound once I get used to it. The bore seems to make it easier to get up high but a little harder to get a thick, dark sound out of the low end. Also, the fingering seems to make flat keys easier, and I love the long G# lever and the fact that I can get a Bb with my bottom hand. It's hard at this early stage to tell whether I like the conical better because I actually like it better or because I just know how to play it better. It should be fun to explore and see what happens.

I also play piano and pedal harp, like to compose and arrange, and especially like Baroque and Romantic music and opera tunes. Nice to meet you all -- now I'm off to read up and look around. :-)

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