Search found 1825 matches

by pied_piper
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Post not showing
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Post not showing

You should now be able to post without moderation. :D
by pied_piper
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Split E mechanism
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Split E mechanism

Is it important to have the F# key seal tightly on flutes with split E mechanism? Flutes with an E facilitator ring don't seal at all and play just fine. The split E mechanism seems more like a sales gimmick than anything. What do you think? Well, there are pros and cons to the split E mechanism. S...
by pied_piper
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Aquisitions (2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Aquisitions (2020)

Nice! In addition to my concert flute family, I also play world flutes, tin whistles, etc. They are always fun to play.
by pied_piper
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: My Introduction

Welcome to Fluteland. You will find a number of others relatively new to the flute plus a number of experienced flutists. A few pros sometimes visit too. We look forward to your discussions
by pied_piper
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Post not showing
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Post not showing

Our apologies for the delay. We only have a small number of moderators to approve posts from new users. After you've made a few more approved posts, you will graduate to regular user status and can post with waiting for approval.
by pied_piper
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What are these tiny pins for?
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: What are these tiny pins for?

The pins are there to connect multiple keys to different pad cups on the same hinge rod. In those cases, there is an inner and an outer hinge rod. For example, there are two trill keys that share a single hinge rod but in reality there is an inner hinge inside the outer hinge. This allows the second...
by pied_piper
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: A not so leaky flute!
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: A not so leaky flute!

On flutes and clarinets, testing with a leak light may point out bad leaks, but using the light on a phone will certainly not be reliable. Because the pad skins are translucent, light dissipates through and small leaks may not be visible, especially if the leaks are at the back of the pad. The only ...
by pied_piper
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: A not so leaky flute!
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: A not so leaky flute!

Well, simply plugging the end of a flute or clarinet and blowing air into it is not a particularly accurate way of determining if there is a leak or finding it. The Eb/D# key is sprung closed and it actually does not take a lot of air to blow it open. So, that may have happened (and probably did hap...
by pied_piper
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Indvidual Practice Help
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Indvidual Practice Help

Here are my thoughts: 1- Have you looked for a new teacher in your current location? 2 - If there are none near you, you might consider online lessons via Skype. 3 - If that is not an option, buy the Trevor Wye series of flute books and work your way through them in order 1 to 6. Trevor Wye - Practi...
by pied_piper
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong flute- I want to figure out when it was made?
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Armstrong flute- I want to figure out when it was made?

Your flute was made in 1980. That is determined by the "30" prefix to the serial number. From 1974 to present - The prefix number plus 50 will give you the date manufactured. So, 30 + 50 = 80 (1980).
by pied_piper
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Japanese boehm flute from the 80's
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: Japanese boehm flute from the 80'

I don't know the Mateki tunig, but you you might check the position of the headjoint cork to be sure it is in the correct place. Improper cork position can cause intonation issues.
by pied_piper
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 4th octave Eb in Chopin, should I trust that the flutist will get the note?
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Re: 4th octave Eb in Chopin, should I trust that the flutist will get the note?

While the fourth octave Eb can be played by some flutists, an average flutist cannot play much, if any notes, above fourth octave C. Unless you are writing this for a VERY professional, virtuostic flutist, I suggest taking that passage down the octave. Professional level symphonic literature will ra...
by pied_piper
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Problem with Flute, how to fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Problem with Flute, how to fix?

Most student and intermediate flutes have an adjustment screw to regulate the closing of the F# key/pad. Sometimes the screws can work out a bit but the problem can also be caused if the silencing material has fallen off under the screw or if a key has been accidentally bent. If you are mechanically...
by pied_piper
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Hey Guys! Im newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Hey Guys! Im newbie

Yes, it still works.
by pied_piper
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Piccolo
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: Piccolo

The piccolo requires a more focused embouchure than the flute. Not tense or tight, but focused. By that I mean that the embouchure opening must be smaller than on flute. You also must place the piccolo a bit higher up because the diameter of the piccolo is smaller than flute. Practice lots of long t...