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by Buttercup
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Please talk about flute choirs!
Replies: 7
Views: 5265

Flute Choir Resources is the best website I've seen for finding out about flute choirs. I'm in the UK so I wouldnt know which particular flute choir is best for you, sorry. Our local wind band's flute section formed a flute ensemble- we aren't quite a choir, but we have four flutes, picc...
by Buttercup
Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Whats your age?
Replies: 66
Views: 38959

I'm 27. I've been playing the flute since I was 11. I play in a flute ensemble with my friends from wind band, we do weddings, dinners, fairs etc. I've always played in wind bands ever since I started, and I'm a bit of a fanatic about the things :-) My favourite wind band recording is North Texas Sy...
by Buttercup
Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Pic
Replies: 19
Views: 12201

Yamaha picc scale

B flat is a notoriously problematic note on a lot of piccolos, not just because there is necessarily a problem with the instrument. My YPC62 responds better to a long Bb rather than using the thumbplate, for example.
by Buttercup
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Youtube
Replies: 8
Views: 4497

Movement & other criticisms

You do move somewhat more than other flute players, perhaps- but I've listened to the Harty now, and I can't say it detracts from your performance. Very musical and stylish.

Pahud- now HIS jigging around the stage, THAT'S distracting!!!!
by Buttercup
Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Carmen Fantasy
Replies: 9
Views: 4551

I'm pretty sure that itunes cost less in America than they do here in the UK, and they're only 79 pence here. I imagine that you're not too broke to afford 79p for a recording which the artist invested time, care and effort in to bring to you in the first place :)
by Buttercup
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Serious answers, please. Looking for some real assistance.
Replies: 13
Views: 7777

Have you considered buying a decent student-level flute like a Yamaha, and adding a handmade headjoint to it? That's what I did, the yamaha mechanism wears well if kept in order, and the headjoint makes all the difference with tone colour, projection, and flexibility. Just a thought.