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by flutepicc06
Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 136810

I think this is in complete agreement with what you just said. Used Flute are ok to a point depending on the conditions of the purchase. I am a firm believer that a person should buy a used flute from a dealer, or technician that you trust. Everytime I have gotten a used flute from someone directly...
by flutepicc06
Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 136810

flutepicc06 Please excuse me if you were under the impression I was being "Leading". as many different flute I own, I know first hand about how even the most expensive flutes can turn out to be all wrong. Phineas Actually Phineas, I don't think you were trying to be "leading," and I have to apologi...
by flutepicc06
Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Open-G# Flute
Replies: 8
Views: 6403

You can indeed. Many makers of professional flutes can build you a G# flute, or if you are looking for a slightly more economical option, watch eBay, as they turn up rather often, or usedflutes.com.
by flutepicc06
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 136810

The only problem with the posts so far, Saturncat, is that they are telling you one specific model to buy. In my opinion, it best serves those looking for a new flute to have all the options laid out in front of them, and then let them go and play as many as possible to find the best fit, rather tha...
by flutepicc06
Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: TARNISH?!
Replies: 5
Views: 3260

Well if it's tarnished, it's silver plated (or possibly silver). Nickel does not tarnish.
by flutepicc06
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: I want to upgrade to an intermediate flute.
Replies: 2
Views: 2855

Well, while the pinless mechanisms are nice visually, they can be a beast to repair and adjust, as I'm sure most repair techs would tell you. That's not to say that they're not nice flutes, but the benefit for you is offset by a hardship for someone else, and depending on the tech you use, that addi...
by flutepicc06
Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Teaching Vibrato...?
Replies: 8
Views: 7947

There are numerous ways to learn vibrato, but I'm going to here are two of my favorites out of all the possibilities. Now, before I explain how to do it, you need to know what it is. Vibrato is essentially a variation in pitch created through a combination of diaphragm and throat control (I can't te...
by flutepicc06
Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: First Audition Help!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4391

Well, I always dress nicely for auditions. You don't need to wear your nicest ballgown (I usually wear a nice buttondown shirt, nice slacks, and maybe a tie depending on the importance of the audition) or anything, but looking professional is never a bad idea when you are attempting to make a good f...
by flutepicc06
Wed May 31, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which Professional Flute Model?
Replies: 26
Views: 19335

Well considering that the Miyazawa has a plated mechanism, in the long run (hopefully it will take longer than 5 years), the plating will wear off, which can lead to unsightly pitting. That's really only a cosmetic problem, but also take into consideration that solid silver mechanisms can be repaire...
by flutepicc06
Wed May 31, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which Professional Flute Model?
Replies: 26
Views: 19335

Well most manufacturers will tell you that their flute is the best for one reason or another. Many also offer "professional" instruments that you would have great difficulty ever finding a professional playing. Gemeinhardt is one of these. They build solid enough student/intermediate flutes, but the...
by flutepicc06
Wed May 31, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: How long do you practice?
Replies: 3
Views: 3236

Well, it's really not how long you practice that matters, it's what you get done that does. You could practice for 17 hours per day, but if you were playing the same wrong notes and rhythms, with a consistently poor tone, it's not going to matter very much. Within the college setting, for performanc...
by flutepicc06
Tue May 30, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: TARNISH?!
Replies: 5
Views: 3260

Well it's really only a cosmetic issue, and won't affect the way the flute plays, but they make polishing cloths that you can buy at most music stores that do a decent enough job. Just be sure not to try to force it under the mechanism while you're polishing, and you should be alright. And to help p...
by flutepicc06
Tue May 30, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 136810

I have several flutes/piccolos that I use for various types of music and different venues: C Flutes Yamaha YFL-221 Yamaha YFL-581 (one of the older ones which is now the equivalent of a 681) 14 Karat rose gold Tom Green flute (open hole, B foot, C# trill, D# roller) Alto Flute: Jupiter 517 (both cur...
by flutepicc06
Tue May 30, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Engraving
Replies: 3
Views: 2806

You could also consider having one of the more reputable makers of fine flutes engrave your lip plate. I know both Powell and Brannen (and I'm sure several others) have some exquisitely talented hand engravers, and they can do pretty much any design you could want. It's relatively inexpensive too......
by flutepicc06
Tue May 30, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: JS Bach Sonatas & more!
Replies: 6
Views: 6780

I'd like to offer the suggestion that you look into a used piccolo. For the amount that you are willing to spend, you can actually purchase a much nicer piccolo, and it will already be broken in, which means it will have matured (you won't have to deal with the sound and the way it plays changing), ...