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by pied_piper
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Unusual problem
Replies: 9
Views: 6243

Re: Unusual problem

Glad I could help.
by pied_piper
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Unusual problem
Replies: 9
Views: 6243

Re: Unusual problem

Playing the flute is quite different than playing sax. The various registers of the flute are controlled more by embouchure flexibility rather than the oral cavity. You can't think about flute registers in the same way as the sax. Yes, oral cavity is very important for sax altissimo, but not so much...
by pied_piper
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Tongue shape and location when playing
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Tongue shape and location when playing

Yes, but the answer I gave included various vowels used with tonguing. Those different vowels change the oral cavity. I thought that would be obvious.
by pied_piper
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Tongue shape and location when playing
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Tongue shape and location when playing

I also double on Sax, Flute , and Clarinet. For me, tonguing varies with the articulation. Depending upon what I'm playing, my tongue placement will vary a bit but it is usually based upon "too", "tee", "taa", "tuh", "doo", "dee" "daa", or "duh". And, that's not including the variations with double ...
by pied_piper
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: W.T. Armstrong 103 manufacture date
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: W.T. Armstrong 103 manufacture date

Armstrong is now owned by Conn-Selmer. Their website indicates:

Note: From 1974 to present - The prefix number plus 50 will give you the date manufactured.
For example: Serial# 24-58637 = 24 + 50 = 1974

So, in your case 28+ 50 = (19)78.
by pied_piper
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: New conservatory level flute - Powell vs Haynes vs Muramatsu
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: New conservatory level flute - Powell vs Haynes vs Muramatsu

Congratulations! Hope you are happy with it. It's a great flute.
by pied_piper
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute head joint dent repair cost
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Flute head joint dent repair cost

As long as the lip plate itself is not damaged, it should be a relatively easy repair. Often, large round dents are easier to remove than small dents that place a crease in the metal. Prices will vary depending upon the severity and each repair shop has their own pricing but I would guess in the ran...
by pied_piper
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute's G key not working
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Flute's G key not working

OK, so with Split-E, when you play G, the G lever is supposed to close the double G/G# keys. Because you can play lower notes but not G, the lever indicated by "G" (with a screw) in the photo is probably not closing both the G/G# keys. When you play notes with the E key, it properly closes the G key...
by pied_piper
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute's G key not working
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Flute's G key not working

Does your flute have a split E?
by pied_piper
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Flute's G key not working
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Flute's G key not working

Well, "playing with the screws" is highly ill advised if you are not trained in instrument repair. It's sort of like opening the hood of an automobile and playing with every nut, bolt, or adjustment that you see. It's likely that whatever was wrong, if you moved any adjustment screws, you've likely ...
by pied_piper
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Gemeinhardt key rod thread size?
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: Gemeinhardt key rod thread size?

Flute rods are not universal and every brand uses different hinge rod sizes, different thread sizes, and different lengths. According to a reference I have, Gemeinhardt uses 1-72 thread on the hinge rods. Each rod on the Gemeinhardt is also a different length. Replacements should be available or a r...
by pied_piper
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Slow response
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Slow response

I'd suggest that you find an experienced flutist who could try your flute to find out if there is a problem with your flute. Then you will have a better idea if it is you or your flute.
by pied_piper
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Slow response
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Slow response

Well, that's not quite enough information to help you troubleshoot the slow response. Does this happen on all notes or just certain ones? Does it happen all the time or just some of the time? Any other details would help us help you.
by pied_piper
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Caution Abrasive 3M Anti-tarnish Strips
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: Caution Abrasive 3M Anti-tarnish Strips

I used to use 3M strips but I switched to Intercept Anti-Tarnish strips. In my opinion, the Intercept strips are far superior to the 3M ones. The 3M strips have to be replaced about every 3-6 months but Intercept lasts longer and does a better job of preventing silver tarnish. These are made from a ...
by pied_piper
Thu May 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hearing damage...Ear plugs...
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Re: Hearing damage...Ear plugs...

You should look into Musicians Earplugs from Etymotic. These are not the cheap earplugs from the local home center. These are top-of-the-line earplugs used and recommended by professional musicians. They are available in several different models depending upon depending upon your instrument and the ...