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by Tarandros
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 48232

From what you've said so far, the flute seems very good value for money. The longer term concern is obviously how durable the mechanism is, but it seems, so far so good. Regards, T.
by Tarandros
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Di Zhao flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 48232

Re: Di Zhao flutes

Hello, I've been a lurker, and now first-time poster on this board. My background is as a professional/semi-professional clarinetist/saxophonist, and just this January started back on flute after a nearly 20-year layoff from that instrument. My question is: has anyone here yet tried Di Zhao's flute...
by Tarandros
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Breathing help?
Replies: 10
Views: 7293

ShortButSweet and Callidor: I hope the method goes well. It's important to imagine the breath as being in the stomach and try to inhale from the bottom of the stomach first and imagine the air filling up towards the top of the lungs. Then the air is exhaled from the top down, but forced out from bel...
by Tarandros
Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Help with the G key
Replies: 11
Views: 11154

Okay. Obviously this is a miscommunication by means of geographic region. You are in the UK, and I am in the USA. What you are calling the G# key is what I am calling the upper G key. I was saying that the two G keys (which you are saying are linked) and the G# lever are not linked. So, to make it ...
by Tarandros
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Help with the G key
Replies: 11
Views: 11154

The G and G# keys are not linked. When you take a flute apart, they are not connected whatsoever in a closed g# flute (which is the current standard). . When you finger G, two keys go down, the g sharp key under the third finger of your left hand and the adjacent key, which is the G key. They are l...
by Tarandros
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Help with the G key
Replies: 11
Views: 11154

If no air is escaping when you are holding both keys down separately, then I'd agree, a pad problem is unlikely. More likely, it's an adjustment problem. 99.9% of flutes are closed g sharp and this means the g and g sharp keys are linked. It could be that the g key isn't closing fully even though th...
by Tarandros
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Room Acoustics (Practice vs. Performance)
Replies: 1
Views: 2466

Re: Room Acoustics (Practice vs. Performance)

Hi all, Practice: I understand if the room is too dull, the tone will not be as flattering and one tends to force the sound more. Yet, my thinking is: if one awares of that, wouldn't it be better to practice in such a room and make beautiful sounds? 'cos when one goes to an ideal room afterwards, t...
by Tarandros
Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Breathing help?
Replies: 10
Views: 7293

Re: Breathing help?

I've been playing the flute for 8 years and seem to have a much smaller lung capacity than most other flautists who have been playing as long as i have. it's very distracting in most pieces. I am a pretty little person in general, I'm 5'2 and weigh 90 pounds, which could contribute, but i don't wan...
by Tarandros
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: best flutist
Replies: 74
Views: 103940

Amir - Welcome to the forum! Since no one's yet responded, the best thing would be to check out Amazon or your fave music store's website. That will give you the best idea in the shortest time. ...and while I'm here, I'm going to add a very emphatic vote for Peter-Lukas Graf (see pic on left). Two ...
by Tarandros
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 101244

Yeah, the composite Orpheus I have was OK after I got it worked on. The biggest problem with it over all was the factory setup. Other than that, it reminds me of a large composite piccolo...lol The next biggest issue other than the factory setup is getting use to the cut on the head joint. Once you...
by Tarandros
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 101244

*** The foot joint issue is still unresolved at this point. unfortunate the foot joint is so consistenly faulty on this instrument and others. I'm new to this Forum, having just joined this evening, after reading a number of message threads over the last week. Briolette, I hope you are feeling bett...