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by goldenflute
Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Alto Flute question
Replies: 8
Views: 6289

Re: Alto Flute question

I love my alto flute. Making the change was not a big deal. As previously stated, the embochure is slightly looser and the needed air supply is greater. In the beginning it "feels funny" putting down one and picking up the other. But once your muscle memory develops, its inconsequential.
by goldenflute
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 36807

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

My first flute was an Armstrong 104 back in 1975. I still have it with its original pads and it still plays well. I guess I took good care of it! :D
by goldenflute
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha's K Headjoint - has anyone played it?
Replies: 7
Views: 2602

Re: Yamaha's K Headjoint - has anyone played it?

I'd feel more comfortable purchasing from a reputable flute store where you have the ability to speak with flute savvy salespeople and then, try them out for a week or so and be able return them if you aren't completely satisfied. But that's just my own opinion. I think you'll find that if you look ...
by goldenflute
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha's K Headjoint - has anyone played it?
Replies: 7
Views: 2602

Re: Yamaha's K Headjoint - has anyone played it?

"Very keen to hear firsthand of the response, and esp the tone colours! How would you describe the headjoint - cut feel and tone?" The tone colors are very warm and (I think) it has a fast response. I can't really compare it to other headjoints, other than to say that I really liked my EC but feel t...
by goldenflute
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha's K Headjoint - has anyone played it?
Replies: 7
Views: 2602

Re: Yamaha's K Headjoint - has anyone played it?

I love my Yamaha K headjoint. Had it for about a year now. I used to play with the EC which I also liked. But for my Church playing, I find I get more projection with the K.
by goldenflute
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: My left index finger "falls asleep" after playing flute. Why
Replies: 3
Views: 4733

Re: My left index finger "falls asleep" after playing flute.

Usually that "tingly feeling" is because you are not getting circulation to a certain part of your anatomy, in this case, your fingertip. I would also consider that perhaps you are pressing thye key down too hard, or your finger position is incorrect, possibly bent, rather than curved. I would sugge...
by goldenflute
Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Playing both C and alto flutes
Replies: 3
Views: 1865

Re: Playing both C and alto flutes

Yes, absolutely, switch back and forth during the same practice session. I know when you return to the C flute, it takes a bit of re-adjusting to find your embouchure. But that's the point ot switching back and forth. You have to train your lips to make the switch. Its hard at first, but soon you wi...
by goldenflute
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Playing both C and alto flutes
Replies: 3
Views: 1865

Re: Playing both C and alto flutes

Congratulations on the purchase of your new alto flute! I remember how exciting it was when I first got mine. My "strategy" for playing both is switch back and forth often. Play the concert for awhile, then put it down and pick up the alto. Play that one for awhile and then go back to the concert fl...
by goldenflute
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which Alto Flute
Replies: 5
Views: 2644

Re: Which Alto Flute

I can't compare the key spacing to a Trevor James because I don't have access to one. I will tell you that I don't have large hands or long fingers, but still have no problem at all reaching all of the keys. I can let it sit in the case for months at a time, and then just pick it up and continue on ...
by goldenflute
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which Alto Flute
Replies: 5
Views: 2644

Re: Which Alto Flute

I love my DiMedici Alto! But, you do have to try any flute first, before you buy. :D
by goldenflute
Sat May 26, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Very rusty and need to learn a song with no sheet music
Replies: 7
Views: 4595

Re: Very rusty and need to learn a song with no sheet music

What is the song? Is it something well known that perhaps you can play from a piece of music from another C instrument?
by goldenflute
Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: PURCHASING A PEARL ANNIVERSARY FLUTE 2008 CIRCA
Replies: 2
Views: 2840

Re: PURCHASING A PEARL ANNIVERSARY FLUTE 2008 CIRCA

Depending on how much of a beginner you are, you may find that purchasing a student flute is the way to go at first. They are made so that a student can play them relatively easy and get a good tone out of them. You might be discouraged/frustrated by the challenge of a professional flute at first. H...
by goldenflute
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying an alto flute
Replies: 14
Views: 13857

Re: Buying an alto flute

Hi Shelby, If it helps, I have a diMedici alto flute and absolutely love it. It has a solid silver headjoint and plated body but it has a gorgeous sound. As far as the headjoint, I am only 5' 2" and I have no problem playing a straight head. I like it because its more traditional than the curved hea...
by goldenflute
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Fluteworld.com
Replies: 9
Views: 5742

Re: Fluteworld.com

Agreed. I purchased a flute from them and thought the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. It was a pleasant transaction and I am very happy with the flute as well!
by goldenflute
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Unsure if I'm where I'm supposed to be (going to college)
Replies: 8
Views: 7028

Re: Unsure if I'm where I'm supposed to be (going to college

When I entered college as a performance major (many years ago) I had many of the same thoughts as you. I allowed myself to be intimidated by other students who (I thought) played better than me. That was/is the worst thing to do. You spend more time worrying about other people instead of focusing on...