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by Benjahmin
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High notes and...
Replies: 27
Views: 14386

Zevang


Oh, ok !
So the lower jaw-bone.
Learnt a new vocabulary, thanks !


Benjahmin
by Benjahmin
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: High notes and...
Replies: 27
Views: 14386

Zevang,

What exactly is the "mandible" ?

I turn the tonehole TOWARDS the lip slightly for the high notes, and it works quite well if not perfectly yet, so to project the mandile away confuses me now...not knowing, what is meant by it :?

Sorry :roll: :wink:
Benjahmin
by Benjahmin
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Piercings and orchestra jobs
Replies: 10
Views: 6216

@Phineas I knew a guy having a Pearl ( probably silver) in his Tonguetip, who actually could percussion on a Sax-reed while playing, and having a microphone built into his mouthpiece it was quite audible too. The idea gave me the creeps up my spine though. But why not tack a small blow-tube to ones ...
by Benjahmin
Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 28364

@ Pied_Piper Yes, as I said, I get the idea of the different feeling of thick and thin pads. I personally don't really feel TOO much of a difference, since coming from the "heavy-duty- mechanisms" of the sax, my fingers might not have developed that sensivity yet, ;-) but definitely that difference ...
by Benjahmin
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New guy around
Replies: 12
Views: 4298

C-Flutist OK...I see what You mean ! In german we call this part "Take-along" ...or "Alongtaker" , meaning any Jointpart of keys pulling or pushing a next one down or up...."taking it along the way". Sorry for misunderstanding ! ;-) ;-) Anyhow, if that paper does the job, it is at least a help, but-...
by Benjahmin
Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 28364

@Fluteguy 18 Yep! I catch the idea of a different ""Feel"' of playing thicker or thinner pads, and yes, installing them ( wet or dry) is a different story each. I never heard about those tiny leaks imprinted pads are supposed to have, making the even ones actually play better in comparison, which is...
by Benjahmin
Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Headjoints
Replies: 9
Views: 4255

@Pied_piper

Ok, that s the general information , I was looking for, concerning the shapes of Toneholes for example :D


Thanks a lot!!

Benjahmin
by Benjahmin
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Different sound through different pads ?
Replies: 38
Views: 28364

Different sound through different pads ?

Hi together ! This question might be for the real sensitive ones who might hear the difference: When I learned to repair woodwinds, I was taught two general ways to repad a flute 1) the "Dry Padding" which eventually needs a lot of very precise papershimming beneath the pads but leaves them with a s...
by Benjahmin
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Headjoints
Replies: 9
Views: 4255

Interesting topic ! So as I understand it there is no general tendency of different heads to have a special characterisics ?? On Sax -mouthpieces for example, one can generally say that one with a big bore will sound softer and one with a tight one brighter...of course altering with the player, but ...
by Benjahmin
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New guy around
Replies: 12
Views: 4298

@ cflutist Well that s definitely a better form of maintenance than edible oil! :D :D It's a next thing I like about the flute, beeing able to repair it without sealing wax to float in pads and a flame to keep heating the stuff, it s a clean and dry job which needs a lot of patience and in the best ...
by Benjahmin
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New guy around
Replies: 12
Views: 4298

Bartmanndejong,

You Seem to know exactly , what I'm talking about !! :lol:

No more reeds, no more Mouthpiece-Corking....and the flute simply DOES it !!

Thanks for that feedback !

Beet'n Nederlansk ?

Benjahmin
by Benjahmin
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute Tattoo
Replies: 24
Views: 10873

Hi... Im a bit late in this topic, but I just joined up here. Well....I got myself a tattoo of a Sax on my arm many years ago.....and now that I've seriously picked up the flute, I feel kind of strange , not to have a "Flute-tattoo" as well...just to feel complete, more or less. But Im really not in...
by Benjahmin
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New guy around
Replies: 12
Views: 4298

Yes Lula, That would have been the actual idea...telling her WHERE to lubricate the thing. As a repairsman, one does not stand at that end of the line though, so in fact the teacher would be to blame. Today, not doing the job any longer, I can laugh about these stories in a way, but having to fix up...
by Benjahmin
Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New guy around
Replies: 12
Views: 4298

New guy around

Hello Together ! I'm a new guy in this forum and I'd like to introduce myself: My Name is C.Benjahmin Piep and I ' ve found this forum rather by coincidence while googling around on the topic "FLUTE". So zapping through the topics and the vibes, I promptly found the one or other useful piece of advi...