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by MissyHPhoenix
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What does "resistance" mean?
Replies: 21
Views: 14853

Fluteguy & Fleming & Phineas -- Thanks so much for clarifying! There are so many terms and phrases now about the flute that were not there when I was in my schooling years! :shock: Not to mention that there are so many more FLUTES and flute stuff! Now, another query in the same vein. I've seen headj...
by MissyHPhoenix
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 39621

Oh, that's great! I can't wait to hear it!

And yeah, I like to play baroque on my composite. Going to call the lady you recommended tomorrow to talk to her about getting it fixed. Thanks a bunch!!!!! :D
by MissyHPhoenix
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What does "resistance" mean?
Replies: 21
Views: 14853

Ok ... hmmm. So, in essence, a headjoint would be considered "less resistant" if the notes cracked fairly easily when pushing to get more color ..... ? And, yet another query, would a player who is not necessarily a power player do better to work with a less resistant headjoint because the more resi...
by MissyHPhoenix
Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: which golden 14k flute?
Replies: 58
Views: 39621

I know this thread has basically been discussing gold and silver flutes and the differences in playing. Since I have absolutely no experience with gold flutes, I can only think of my real experiences -- which have been with silver flutes and the composite flute I have (Phineas has one, too). I know ...
by MissyHPhoenix
Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What does "resistance" mean?
Replies: 21
Views: 14853

What does "resistance" mean?

What does "resistance" mean when it is used in a description for a headjoint?
by MissyHPhoenix
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sale alert Orpheo flutes on clearance on Ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 11728

Phineas, exactly what did she have to do to it? Maybe it would be worth my putting out the dollars to have it done so I can play mine again ....
by MissyHPhoenix
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sale alert Orpheo flutes on clearance on Ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 11728

I'm glad that you find your experience with it so far to be positive rather than negative. Please let me know how you continue to do with it, how it holds up, and how much work you have to put into it to get it going. I'm still trying to decide whether or not to send mine off to have it worked on.
by MissyHPhoenix
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sale alert Orpheo flutes on clearance on Ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 11728

Neat playing. I am always amazed when I hear jazz flutists -- I can NOT for the life of me play like that! Give me a piece of music in front of me and I go to town, but improv ..... yeeesh. Musicians who can do that have all of my admiration!
by MissyHPhoenix
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sale alert Orpheo flutes on clearance on Ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 11728

It seems to be a pad/leaking problem. It came on slowly over a few months; middle register started being "airy", then slowly became unplayable. I contacted a flute specialty repairperson about it and that's when I was told that they don't hold up to the repairs that are made on them. If I would've p...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Oh goshhh, what a conundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 4690

I want to emphasize the Thumbport, too! I have severe arthritis in my hands, especially the right hand, and this little device saved my life! Try it! I also play exclusively with an offset G, makes a huge difference. Don't play the inline if it hurts you -- the pain is there for a reason, don't igno...
by MissyHPhoenix
Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Sale alert Orpheo flutes on clearance on Ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 11728

Phineas, I hope you enjoy your Orpheo composite. I got one about a year ago (before they went on sale!!!) and had fun with it. However, I have to warn you that it did not hold up well to play; mine is unplayable now, and I was advised by a flute repairperson that I shouldn't throw more money after i...
by MissyHPhoenix
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Control vs Constriction?
Replies: 2
Views: 2754

I'm not a pro, but you didn't seem to get any other responses, so I'll give it a shot. Embouchure focus vs relaxation are not in conflict, but ARE difficult to do properly. My instinct is to tighten my lips & jaw when I'm playing, for instance, higher notes. I have to fight that instinct all the tim...
by MissyHPhoenix
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: pearl flutes
Replies: 18
Views: 16216

That's one of the flutes that I'm going to try. I look forward to testing it out and i"ll let you know what I think, too.
by MissyHPhoenix
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Need opinions, please
Replies: 2
Views: 2118

Thanks for the info!!!!!
by MissyHPhoenix
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: I was told that a flute is supposed to be played ....
Replies: 3
Views: 2647

I did check the cork, and the repairman checked it too. He pushed it in a little more and said try playing with that -- that is when I returned to the manager, who could not play it in tune, either. I should've stated originally that I checked the headcork first thing 'cause that is usually what my ...