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Post by Kendall » Mon May 31, 2004 9:03 pm

THESE FLUTES ARE AMAZING THEY ARE SIX FEET TALL! this
one is easy to see by itself(6 feet tall)
http://www.info.sci.yamaguchi-u.ac.jp/~ ... -flute.jpg
This is hard to see but it''s next to a person so it''s porportional
http://www.dehnhard.com/images/kontra-tilmann-mini.gif
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Post by woof » Tue Jun 01, 2004 8:21 am

[quote] ---------------- On 5/31/2004 9:03:48 PM THESE
FLUTES ARE AMAZING THEY ARE SIX FEET TALL! this one is easy to see by itself(6
feet tall)
http://www.info.sci.yamaguchi-u.ac.jp/~ ... -flute.jpg
---------------- [/quote] What kind of sound do these flutes make?? How much air
must it take to play them and the keys look they are hand sized and spread so
far apart?? Interesting.

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Post by Kendall » Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:53 pm

I have no clue. I'm trying to do research on them. I
know there is a smaller version called s subbass flute(correct me if i'm
wrong)
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Post by nicki_flute » Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:01 am

I think they must make a low, mellow, deep sound although I have never heard one. There are only a few in the world. If you go to flutes.tk (or it could be flute.tk, I cannot remember :S), then it has a link to sites about them I think :D

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Post by Ladyflute » Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:39 pm

Hi ~ I play in a large Flute Orchestra in Michigan that actually owns a contra-bass flute! I haven't had a chance to try it yet (we are a large group, and I have to wait my turn!) but you should HEAR it! It's glorious - deep and throaty, almost like a pipe organ. It adds a lovely depth to our music, and we have had a couple pieces this year, commissioned to feature it. It's awesome!!

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Post by TennisFlute45 » Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:39 pm

Wow, that looks.... gorgeous. Alright... I know that might not be the word I'm looking for but... wow! And I thought the bass flute was impressive... I want to try a low flute so bad! Even trying an Alto would be good enough for me. :D But... my instructor says I have to wait until high School. :cry: Ah well.... I'll wait. Anyways... Those pictures are wicked sweat! 8)
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Post by biggzh » Sun Oct 10, 2004 5:23 pm

I'm the exact opposite, Tennis, I want something that goes higher then the piccolo :)

(greater question is, how in the world do you play that thing well)

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Post by Kendall » Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:45 pm

I love low flutes, I tried a gold bass flute a fair a few weeks ago and as soon as I started the room got quite and a bunch of people went into like a trance. It was embarressing but that's ok. It's a very (this isn't quite the word im looking for) seductive instrument.

Apparently there is a flute 6 FEET TALL!!!!

Called the subcontrabass flute, I'm dying to play one
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Post by biggzh » Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:22 pm

if you guys want to play lower flutes, try and see if your band director will let you do a flute choir for solo/ensembles..

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Post by Adam08 » Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:18 pm

biggzh wrote:I'm the exact opposite, Tennis, I want something that goes higher then the piccolo :)

(greater question is, how in the world do you play that thing well)
I dont think any higher would be very nice sounding. Drive the dogs nuts though.

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Post by fluttiegurl » Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:53 pm

I attended the National Flute Association convention in Nashville this fall, and had a chance to play a contrabass flute. It was very interesting, but I wouldn't want to own one. :wink:

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Post by lhampton » Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:04 pm

oh my goodness :shock: that's extraordinary

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Post by fluteguy18 » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:36 am

go to wikipedia.com and look up flutes. there are lower flutes than the contrabass flute. the lowest is a hyper bass. (4 octaves below a concert flute) 15 meters long :shock: :shock:

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Post by flutegeek1992 » Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:29 pm

I played one at flute convention!! It was gorgeous and I actually was able to play a D major scale. It took quite a bit of air, but was gorgeous.

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Post by MeLizzard » Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:06 am

I just played this also! A bit more air is needed, but mostly a very flexible, relaxed embouchure, like an extension of the lowest notes on your C flute. The key buttons are clustered closely, like on an alto, but, of course, the holes are spread proportionally over the length of the (very long!!!) flute tube. I'm 5' 10", and it made me feel, uh, dainty. :D
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