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by Mark
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How important is learning the piano to flute performance?
Replies: 37
Views: 25576

Well, I reckon you are entitled to that notion if you wish to hold to it. The rest of us will keep doubling. :) Personally, I find that the instruments tend to feed into each other to make the music flow, no matter what the instrumentation. example: I use flute to feed saxophone when I'm on the road...
by Mark
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: How important is learning the piano to flute performance?
Replies: 37
Views: 25576

Thanks y'all for saving me the typing. :) ( I'm a doubler myself) Now as to the original question, I would say it is extremely helpful to learn your way around the piano. I play most anything with a reed attached, to go along with various iterations of flute, but there has always been a foundation i...
by Mark
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Thoughts on the "Odyssey" Flute so far
Replies: 13
Views: 8307

YAY!!!!!
:D :D 8)
by Mark
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Mute Flute?
Replies: 10
Views: 26086

stay out of the car with it; at least in the upper range. :) Yes, I went through a period where the only practice time I had was at red lights and traffic jams.. (gotta love Dallas traffic :) ) A long time ago, I saw a recommendation on muting the flute, but I have not tried it myself. It was an Iri...
by Mark
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which flute to buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 15992

Phineas wrote:That is too bad Mark, I was looking forward to hearing my Taiwan friends telling me how bad you were...lol

Oh well maybe next time!

Phineas
:D
And I was looking forward to meeting them. :)
by Mark
Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Which flute to buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 15992

That is too bad indeed Phineas.

Especially since it is looking like my trip to Asia is going to fall through. :(
by Mark
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: College searching begins any ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 5304

You might look at North Texas, it seems that they have a minor in Japanese available. :) http://www.forl.unt.edu/languages/japanese/ Flute.. looks like a full house.. http://www.music.unt.edu/departments/03instrumental.shtml The only one I know anything about it Mary Karen Clardy, who is apparently ...
by Mark
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Thoughts on the "Odyssey" Flute so far
Replies: 13
Views: 8307

ouch :shock:
I'm glad you found another flute to play though. :)
by Mark
Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Nonexistant Members
Replies: 14
Views: 9253

Hiya SK... :)

mark
by Mark
Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Strange Encounter at a Music Store
Replies: 10
Views: 4717

Personally, I like dealing with smaller, locally owned businesses. I play test for two, and even before I made this connection, I had nothing but great service. The biggest key is that they are willing to allow my students to try several flutes at a time in their own homes and they have specialists...
by Mark
Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Nonexistant Members
Replies: 14
Views: 9253

that happens on many forums.. :)
some are real, some are probably spam bots. :)
by Mark
Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fish Are Jumping - Robert Dick
Replies: 10
Views: 6167

Very nice... 8)
by Mark
Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Some new questions (condensed repost)
Replies: 1
Views: 2517

could be a few different things here, ma'am. up to and including the flute itself not being a good match. I know that for me.. my son's Pearl is a better fit than the flutes I usually use. That is being rivaled though by a gold Yamaha head joint that a friend of mine is letting me borrow for a while...
by Mark
Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The Sound of Exotic Instruments
Replies: 3
Views: 3606

:)
by Mark
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Finger Positions, First Two Registers, large bore PVC flute
Replies: 5
Views: 6589

Okay, it's easier with a smaller bore for G. :) to get the upper register in tune on a cylindrical simple flute, you have a three options. 1. ignore it and bend the pitch up to where it needs to be. 2. use a Faredo wedge 3. use a varient of a Sander's spike. the easiest way I have seen thus far for ...