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by Mark
Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:50 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Why are alto flutes in the key of G?
Replies: 15
Views: 12441

LOL

I would explain them the same way I would explain the F alto Sax
and the C Tenor and the C soprano.. etc.. :
Delightful side ventures in melody making. :)

mark
by Mark
Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: YFL-24N
Replies: 8
Views: 10775

indeed, while Yamaha is not my favorite, it should do well for you as
long as it is in good repair. So enjoy it. :)

mark
by Mark
Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ensemble
Replies: 23
Views: 8720

Go for it!.. :)

Seriously, take it as a wonderful opportuninty and do the best you can
with the time you have.

Mark
by Mark
Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 100113

North of Dallas.. currently. :)

Originally from East Texas. :)
by Mark
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Why are alto flutes in the key of G?
Replies: 15
Views: 12441

several factors I'm sure, most of which are covered here.. food for thought though.. the Irish flutes tend to be in d g and D sort of keeping them in harmony.. although the only keyless in G that I know of has to be tuned to a pentatonic scale due to physical limitations. :) Other instrument familie...
by Mark
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Orpheus Flutes
Replies: 127
Views: 100113

glad you heard from him..

from the picture and the description my thought would be shipping
damage.. should be a fairly easy fix for the maker.

that's a nice looking flute btw.. :)


mark
by Mark
Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: I'm trying to find a good wooden flute
Replies: 12
Views: 9928

I am unable to hear the links now, but from the url I will assume you found the Fawn's lullaby from "Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe" That was played on an Armenian duduk. This is a double reeded instrument, and yes it is a simple system instrument. As to wooden flutes, it would depend upon what you wa...
by Mark
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: I need help ASAP! How do I fix my flute?
Replies: 6
Views: 5635

hope it worked out for your test.. and unless it is a spring out of place,
(my guess from what you have described);
take it to a tech for proper repair.

mark
by Mark
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 137666

hmmm... interesting thought... what kind of flute do I have.. :lol: Quena, maker: unknown... Quena, maker: Me various NAf's maker: Me Anasazi Maker: Me oh.. the other ones.. :lol: lessee... a little Gemeinhardt M2 that I play at red lights and lunch an Armstrong 104 that leans in the corner for quic...
by Mark
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: learning oboe?
Replies: 11
Views: 5974

then grab a decent sax and get crackin.. :P

seriously, one cautionary note would be that until you are used to
playing both of them, do your saxophone practice last.

That will minimize embouchure issues during practice.

mark
by Mark
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Which Professional Flute Model?
Replies: 26
Views: 19427

this has been a fascinating thread to read over.. :) First off, I will say that of the flutes I have played, I got the best over-all response from a Gemmie 3 silver that I passed to a friend who was, at that time, fluteless. :) Secondly, I do know some pro's that play Gemmies.. That not withstanding...
by Mark
Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: I need some serious help
Replies: 8
Views: 4513

Excellant, I'm glad you found something.

And you will do well to remember that the hymnal will also be your friend
on christmas music.

mark