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New member saying Hi

Post by LarryS » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:26 am

Hi my name's Larry from north east England, and I'm just learning to play the boehm flute. I was given one last year in exchange for an ocarina I had (ridiculously hard to play, and it hurt my ears).
The flute is a Fortissimo beginner flute that was a Facebook friend's spare flute. It had a stuck Eb key which I managed to fix myself.
I'm just starting out and am at the stage where I'm just practicing playing the first 3 notes (B, A and G), playing long notes to get a clean sound with my embouchure. I find I can get some of the lower notes but when I get to the bottom notes I just get air-I'm sure I'll get there in the end. As well as string instruments I also play recorder, clarinet and tin whistle so I have some experience with woodwind.
I signed up to Rebecca Fuller's youtube lessons and I look forward to improving my playing and seeing other's posts
Cheers
Larry
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Re: New member saying Hi

Post by pied_piper » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:11 pm

Welcome to the Fluteland Board!
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Re: New member saying Hi

Post by LarryS » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:59 am

pied_piper wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Welcome to the Fluteland Board!
Thanks. Is it normally so quiet on here?
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Re: New member saying Hi

Post by pied_piper » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:04 pm

Lately, there has not been much traffic.
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Re: New member saying Hi

Post by SylvreKat » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:46 pm

LarryS wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:59 am

Thanks. Is it normally so quiet on here?
Like most online forums, it seems to go in spurts. The scooter forum I also frequent is the same way. There'll be mad amounts of posts for a while, then it'll be few and far-between for a while. I just figure folks get busy real-world. Happens to me--real world fills my time, and online doesn't see much of me 'til things settle back down.

Meanwhile, welcome! Have fun learning your flute.

Re: your recorders--what do you have? I now own a couple of sopranos, a couple of altos, a Yami tenor (my fave!), and two Angel basses which my machinist friend is fabricating a bocals for one from the other, and mouthpieces for each (one came with neither part, the other is missing the mouthpiece). Say--do you know who might have either part for sale?

>'Kat
Flutes:1975 Gemeinhardt M2 in chrome nickel;1982 Armstrong 80;2006 Yamaha 584

Piccs:1978 Artley piece of crap 15 P;1982 Gemeinhardt 4S;1980s? Armstrong all wood (no model)

Bass:2006 Jupiter di Medici G0199
Treble:2009 Guo New Voice

+ many flute-cousins

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Re: New member saying Hi

Post by LarryS » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:16 am

SylvreKat wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:46 pm


Re: your recorders--what do you have? I now own a couple of sopranos, a couple of altos, a Yami tenor (my fave!), and two Angel basses which my machinist friend is fabricating a bocals for one from the other, and mouthpieces for each (one came with neither part, the other is missing the mouthpiece). Say--do you know who might have either part for sale?

>'Kat
I have 2, an Aulos 303 soprano, and a Yamaha YRA312biii Alto that I was given by an internet friend.
You can make beautiful music on an ugly flute

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