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phthien16
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metal vs wooden flute

Postby phthien16 » Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:50 pm

i have the wooden flute and i would like to know
...what is the advantage for wood flute vs metal? disadvantage? are there
fingering chart for wood flute?
KP

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embum79
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metal vs wooden flute

Postby embum79 » Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:56 pm

I wish I knew more about wooden flutes. I think
they're used a lot with baroque music, native american, and irish music. But
besides that I don't know much. Metal flutes are more "mainstream" and used
often in major orchestras and such. I would love to own a wooden flute.. I think
they have a sound that is so mellow and beautiful. If only I had more money....
lol [:bigsmile:]
Cheers,
Emily

IDigAPony
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metal vs wooden flute

Postby IDigAPony » Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:47 pm

Depends on the wooden flute. Cracking is a big
problem, they need more maintenance, and some don't project as well and aren't
bright enough for some types of music. On the positive side they have a much
more solid mellow tone with none of the shrill and tinny sounds that metal
flutes can have. Because of the nature of wood, staying in tune across the scale
is almost impossible. I don't believe anyone uses one as their main instrument
unless they are a specialty player, like a baroque group. They can produce
awesome, many say the best sound of any flute. Those are my random thoughts and
what I have been told by a gentlemen that I know that plays one occasionallly in
a symphony. It would be great to own one to pull out on occasion. But hopefully
you have a silver flute for daily use.


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