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by AG950Flute
Sun May 09, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute Repair Supplies
Replies: 5
Views: 3289

Flute Repair Supplies

JL Smith Company seels everything that you could
ever need. The website is JLSmithco.com :)
by AG950Flute
Tue May 04, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute Repair Supplies
Replies: 5
Views: 3289

Flute Repair Supplies

I would suggest JL Smith for buying necessary tools, I haven't personally checked to see what all he sells, but I hear he has quite a selection. His website is flutesmith.com In terms of learning flute repair that is Jonathan Landell who offers classes and his website is landellflutes.com. Also ther...
by AG950Flute
Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: college level palying
Replies: 11
Views: 6558

college level palying

Amanda, I do not know a lot about what the requirements are for a degree in music therapy or what your playing level needs to be at. I think your best way to find out that information is to contact the schools you are interested in and ask what they require. However, if you're thinking about doing a...
by AG950Flute
Sun Apr 18, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes
Replies: 12
Views: 15130

Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes

I meant to post this as well. This comes from J.L. Smith a highly respected flute technician who owns a shop in North Carolina. Soldered or Drawn Toneholes.... "Most flutes are munufactured with drawn and tolled toneholes. The porcess involves punching a small pilot hole in the body tube and using v...
by AG950Flute
Sun Apr 18, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes
Replies: 12
Views: 15130

Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes

Dixon, I still have to disagree with you on many of your opinions on soldered tone hole flutes and the rate at which they are being produced. I worked at a music store for several years and with the flute mechanic at the store and I have a firm understanding on flutes and the way they are produced. ...
by AG950Flute
Sat Apr 17, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes
Replies: 12
Views: 15130

Soldered vs. Drawn Tone Holes

Dixon, I recently read one of your replies in another thread and you mentioned that hardly any companies make flutes with soldered tone holes anymore and that it''s becoming more and more part of flute history. I would have to disagree with you on that comment. I do agree that to say a soldered tone...
by AG950Flute
Fri Apr 16, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: $2,300 Hand-made Powell Flute???
Replies: 6
Views: 4562

$2,300 Hand-made Powell Flute???

Amy, Powell made some "commercial" flutes I believe in the 60s and 70s that are really great instruments. These flutes have drawn tones holes and do not have french key arms although they are solid silver and have many of same sound qualities as a hand-mand powell of that same time period. They gene...
by AG950Flute
Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: piccolo shopping
Replies: 10
Views: 7576

piccolo shopping

I agree with Cleartone on Ebay and cheap instruments with unheard of name brands. Just stay away. They are not well not well made and will cause more trouble than it's worth. But at the same time, there are good instruments posted on Ebay every now and then as well. So always keep your eyes open. I ...
by AG950Flute
Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:11 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Looking for a flute...
Replies: 13
Views: 10533

Looking for a flute...

If you really like the Sankyo I would go to usedflutes.com ASAP there's a Sankyo Silver Sonic flute listed there for $2195, and it gives all the details on the flute, and it was just listed on the 4th of this month. In any case, usedflutes.com is a great place to look for flutes for sale, there's ev...
by AG950Flute
Sun Apr 04, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Head Joints
Replies: 5
Views: 6095

Head Joints

I think it's ok to mix and match. I have personally never done it, but there have been times when I have tried out different flutes with a different headjoint and liked the difference much more. I think in terms of putting an expensive headjoint on a student flute is questionable as well. However, p...
by AG950Flute
Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Alexander Technique
Replies: 9
Views: 7140

Alexander Technique

Cleartone, No offense taken at all, I didn't mean
or want to try and say your ideas were incorrect. [:)] It seems like you know
info on the Alexander Technique and I think it's great that you've given other
options as well for an alternative. You obviously know one method that works as
do I!
by AG950Flute
Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Alexander Technique
Replies: 9
Views: 7140

Alexander Technique

Hmmm....how to explain the technique [:)] Well, first off, I would like to say that it's not a miracle technique that will radically change your playing. You have to do that by practicing [:)] In the Alexander Technique you work with a certified instructor, it's a lot of hands on approach from the i...
by AG950Flute
Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Alexander Technique
Replies: 9
Views: 7140

Alexander Technique

Kim, I personally really really enjoyed taking Alexander Technique. I took a course over the summer which was almost like a crash course, and learned a lot of the basic ideas, and then I also took a class at my school in the fall. From my own experience, I have to believe that the Alexander Techniqu...
by AG950Flute
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Juilliard and other Ivy League Schools in the Music Worl
Replies: 25
Views: 14155

Juilliard and other Ivy League Schools in the Music World

Flute Diddy, Here's a link that lists probably the majority of every orchestra in the world with all the flute players. It's updated fairly frequently, so I have to believe it is relatively correct. I thought this would be the best way for you to look at the ratio of men to women. Have fun!! [:)] ht...
by AG950Flute
Fri Mar 19, 2004 10:27 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Juilliard and other Ivy League Schools in the Music Worl
Replies: 25
Views: 14155

Juilliard and other Ivy League Schools in the Music World

Flute Diddy, I appreciate your honest and realistic opinion of the music world, but at the same time I think it is important to encourage those who have that dream of becoming a musician and to chase after that dream. I have been rejected enough and told once to consider pursuing a different career ...