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by Arlee
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?
Replies: 39
Views: 19578

Re: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?

Yea I got back in touch with my friend and my music teacher because I was curious if I was totally remembering this wrong. She got her new Amadeus in March 2010 not in the Fall of 2009 like I was thinking (I blame the fact that I am getting old and time is squishing together in my head :wink: ). Als...
by Arlee
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Something that makes me mad as a musician.
Replies: 21
Views: 7635

Re: Something that makes me mad as a musician.

I don't worry that electronics are going to replace classical just like I don't worry that pop is going to replace country. Sadly I feel like this has already mostly happened. It might just be that only the really popular country music makes it's way to me these days but I feel like everything I he...
by Arlee
Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?
Replies: 39
Views: 19578

Re: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?

Do you mean Aug 2010? I know she got hers in Oct 2009 and remember my teacher talking about Steve being involved then. I she specifically mentioned wanting to see how the new models did.
by Arlee
Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?
Replies: 39
Views: 19578

Re: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?

Oh sorry yes I was definitely talking about the Amadeus. Sorry for the confusion, have been really sick this week and medicine head has definitely been getting to me :lol:
by Arlee
Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?
Replies: 39
Views: 19578

Re: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?

Since then Steve Finley has been appointed the artistic director at Haynes and he has completely overhauled the entire lineup. They are MUCH better than they were a few years ago. While I don't know anything in regards to any changes with their Amadeus lineup, I would give them consideration. I wou...
by Arlee
Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: My introduction and my annoying "which flute" post.
Replies: 10
Views: 3755

Re: My introduction and my annoying "which flute" post.

Are the flutes I listed even much of a step up? IMHO Not much. You would go farther just getting your flute worked on(COA), and looking for a new headjoint. You would definitely get more bang for the buck. I would hold off on buying a new flute until you know for sure the flute is holding you back ...
by Arlee
Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Soporific?
Replies: 8
Views: 3086

Re: Soporific?

Maybe your flute playing is just that soothing ;) I used to have a similar issue with a dog of mine. When I played any instrument other than the flute he would barely notice but anytime I played the flute he would howl along with whatever I was playing (though his sense of harmony wasn't quite there...
by Arlee
Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Something that makes me mad as a musician.
Replies: 21
Views: 7635

Re: Something that makes me mad as a musician.

I like your reply pp :) This is something which bothers me as well but for slightly different reasons. An example would be I was at a folk concert in Sept. and one of the performers was using a device to loop her voice around an create the song that way. I will say it was very well done and very int...
by Arlee
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?
Replies: 39
Views: 19578

Re: Yamaha 461-H vs. 674-H: is it a big enough step up?

Last year one of my friends was replacing her flute and one of the flutes she was trying was an Amadeus. I also got to play it some as well and really liked it. She did also end up getting that one and has been really happy with it.
by Arlee
Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Footjoint getting stuck...something wrong?
Replies: 17
Views: 13028

Re: Footjoint getting stuck...something wrong?

cflutist wrote:Flute Flags work pretty well to swab out an entire flute while it is assembled ... and they won't scratch the bore either.
I love these and just felt it needed reiteration :) Also, they have them for Pics, flutes, and alto flutes.
by Arlee
Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo
Replies: 16
Views: 19484

Re: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo

IMHO, having a "sweet tone" is not a requirement. Why can't a piccolo play with a blaring tone sometimes when the context calls for it? Does anybody complain that the organ flue pipes are made of metal and are cylindrical hence are too shrill? Actually, yes, and hence they use other stops to produc...
by Arlee
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo
Replies: 16
Views: 19484

Wood Piccolo vs Silver Piccolo

I was recently told that wooden piccolos are the only pics which should be used in an orchestra setting. The reason given for this was that the silver ones tend to be to harsh/shrill sounding for a professional orchestra. My thought is a good player should be able to get a variety of sounds/textures...
by Arlee
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Where do you practice?
Replies: 22
Views: 10838

Re: Where do you practice?

Aren't saunas ussually just very warm and dry? I thought it was steam rooms that were the ones that had high humidity? Though I would imagine the high heat (leading to sweat) would be abd for the flute as well. Maybe the room was off?
by Arlee
Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yard Sale Flutes...?
Replies: 12
Views: 4660

Re: Yard Sale Flutes...?

I wish I lived closer! I need an upgrade but am a bit poor atm lol.

However, I hadn't thought about checking yard sales... I just assumed if someone had a flute that great they would know. That is a bad assumption though I guess ;)
by Arlee
Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Staccato + slur = ??
Replies: 6
Views: 8266

Re: Staccato + slur = ??

The way I ussually accomplish this is by lightly tounging with the back of my tounge instead of the front. Sort of like when you douple tounge but with just the back part (the ga or ka part instead of the du or ta part). It does take some finesse to get down right though. the most common "mistake" I...