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by melodydad
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Telemann Methodical sonatas
Replies: 2
Views: 3966

Telemann Methodical sonatas

I have just bought the Amadeus edition of these 12 sonatas, published in four volumes. The print, layout and paper quality is excellent making it a joy to read (unlike some editions of baroque music where the notes are crammed into a short space). The Adagio movements have alternative versions, one ...
by melodydad
Mon May 31, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Miyazawa flutes
Replies: 10
Views: 13425

When I decided to buy a better flute (after starting with a Trevor James Privilege), I really thought I would like the Miyazawa - I was convinced that is what I was going to buy - until I tried it - and ended up buying a Sankyo! After a year, I am sure that I made the right choice.

What do I know!
by melodydad
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Would a specific section on repertoire be useful?
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

Would a specific section on repertoire be useful?

Looking through the various sections of the Forum, I could not find anything specifically relating to repertoire. For example, I have just discovered and started to work on the Pergolesi (attrib!) flute concerto in G. I would welcome the opportunity to compare notes with any other Fluteland members ...
by melodydad
Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Learning all by myself
Replies: 4
Views: 2979

I thought I could teach myself having previously played another instrument (trumpet) to professional level and had a teaching diploma from a London music college. However, although the first year or so was OK, I finally 'hit the wall' where I was not getting any better, and decided to take lessons (...
by melodydad
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Any other old coots out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 3349

Well, you know, I actually started on trombone when I was 10 - switched to trumpet because of the much more interesting repertoire (I could not take the Rimsky-Korsakoff Trombone Concerto any more! But talking of personality and instruments, Konstantin, you are absolutely right - but by comparison t...
by melodydad
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sankyo cf201-muramatsu EX, which one?
Replies: 27
Views: 19069

Although I did not try the Muramatsu, I bought a Sankyo CF201 back in November and am very pleased with it. At that time, I tried a Miyazawa, Altus and one or two others and the Sankyo was the only one that knocked me out right away. (My previous flute having been a TJ Privilege, so quite a step up)...
by melodydad
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Any other old coots out there?
Replies: 4
Views: 3349

Oh yes! the name 'Melodydad' should give you a clue! I am 59, trained at a London music college on trumpet, spent the next few years during the end of the 1960's playing trumpet in Sould bands and backing several US Soul acts touring Europe, including Dawn and Arthur conley. Gave up trumpet in 1973 ...
by melodydad
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which Flute
Replies: 14
Views: 9560

Have sent you a PM - I live in Huntingdon which is not too far from Northants - and have a 'mint' TJ Privilege (with solid silver lip plate) for sale having just bought a beauuuuuutiful Sankyo! I should also say that I tried a Miyazawa, Altus, and a couple of others and only the Sankyo felt an impro...
by melodydad
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Coke and the flute
Replies: 12
Views: 12203

Well, when I first started to play the flute, one evening I was sipping a nice dry white wine, and playing, and sipping, and playing - very nice too . . . until I then got a sticky pad which took me weeks to sort out. Never again - I almost always brush my teeth beofre practice - and I no longer dri...
by melodydad
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Collecting flutes as a Hobby
Replies: 19
Views: 12634

I have just replaced the membrane on my Dizu. I was given the flute by a Chinese composer with whom I have been working here in London. He gave me bamboo, not rice paper. It is the inner membrane of a bambopo shoot, dried - it is like a flattened hollow tube, so you need to cut it and open it out. T...
by melodydad
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Recording Flute
Replies: 10
Views: 15202

I have recently been using a DPA IMK4061 condenser. It is a tiny omnidirectional mike which you can clip to the flute very easily. I use it with a ProTools Mbox which provides the phantom power. It is considerably cheaper than say the AMT Z1, and will take an amazing 144db before clipping - apparent...