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by pied_piper
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Help with a music book...
Replies: 1
Views: 2305

The book is Daily Exercises for the Flute by Marcel Moyse. It's published by the French publisher Alphonse Leduc and Flute World lists it with the French title of Exercices Journaliers pour la Flute, AL16638

http://fluteworld.com/index.php?action=prod&wart=37960
by pied_piper
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Well, im nice & ticked.
Replies: 14
Views: 8327

I agree with asoalin. If you can't get into this school, try another. Don't put all your eggs in one basket hoping that things will turn out the way you hope. And as Phineas said, rejection is a part of life. If you are rejected here, try there; if rejected there, try someplace else, etc. If rejecte...
by pied_piper
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Embouchure with teardrop lip?
Replies: 6
Views: 11889

My first suggestion would be to get with a good flute teacher and have him/her evaluate your lips and embouchure. Most people have a teardrop in the center to at least some degree. Yours could be within the "normal" range but simply not forming the embouchure correctly. There are ways to work around...
by pied_piper
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Out of Tune Piccolo
Replies: 3
Views: 3027

I study with a flutist/piccoloist for a well respected symphony and she told me that many wood piccolos are sensitive to the headjoint position, especially in the extreme upper octave. I play a YPC-62 and had some issues getting A3 and above. Her suggestion was to experiment with the position and mo...
by pied_piper
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: a little help...
Replies: 2
Views: 2672

The videos mentioned by ick27 may give you some ideas, but perhaps this will help a bit. Everything is packed together pretty tightly with several interconnections between the key stacks, so the sequence is crucial for successful assembly. The basic assembly order can vary slightly with different br...
by pied_piper
Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Finding the value of the flute
Replies: 5
Views: 3938

Yep.

http://www.musictrader.com/serialnos.html

However, most of the foreign makers don't give out serial number lists like the American makers do, so you won't find Yamaha for example.

Serial numbers can have both letters and numbers.
by pied_piper
Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: where to find flute or music sites that sell flute springs.
Replies: 3
Views: 3528

Tools, pads, springs, corks, felts, etc. are available from these suppliers: http://www.jlsmithco.com http://www.valentinopads.com/ http://www.ferreestools.com/ http://www.musicmedic.com/index.html http://www.votawtool.com/ Allied Supply Corp. (no web site) P.O. Box 288 Elkhorn, WI 53121-0288 United...
by pied_piper
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Eb to c above staff
Replies: 3
Views: 5919

One typical problem when going from Eb or D to C (and vice versa) is the coordination of the fingers. It's one of the most difficult transitions to do smoothly because all or most of the fingers are all moving in the opposite direction of each other. If all the fingers don't move precisely at the ex...
by pied_piper
Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Cleaning a flute?
Replies: 16
Views: 11947

A trick I picked up somewhere is to use a new dollar bill and place it under each pad, push down on the pad then pull the dollar bill out. Do this everyonce in a while after playing. Pulling a dollar bill (even a new one) under the pads is NOT a good idea for flutes. The dollar bill trick has been ...
by pied_piper
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What about flute playing or music is most difficult for you?
Replies: 5
Views: 4448

For your vibrato, listen to recordings of other players and try to emulate their sound. It just takes a while to get it going smoothly.

For the C-D trill, are you using the trill key?
by pied_piper
Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What is "all-state", etc?
Replies: 4
Views: 3934

You might want to check out the You Tube flute competition:
http://www.banddirector.com/contest/

The rules are here:
http://www.banddirector.com/contest/page/rules
by pied_piper
Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Foot Joint
Replies: 5
Views: 3424

You'll probably need to get a different flute. Most manufacturers offer either the C or B foot joint, but you'll find it difficult to get a separate footjoint with no flute. There's at least one manufacturer (John Lunn) that offers a convertible C/B footjoint, but it's a pro model and it must be pur...
by pied_piper
Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is this uncommon?
Replies: 7
Views: 4745

I have two flute performance degrees, my master's from a major NYC conservatory where I studied with a big-wig teacher, but I make my living as a lawyer. To follow up on sidekicker's point, I too, have a music degree (music education). I spent 6 years teaching and playing, but left teaching when I ...
by pied_piper
Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Is this uncommon?
Replies: 7
Views: 4745

Yes, it's uncommon, but it may be possible if you have the drive to do it. The question that I would have to ask is: Why the sudden revelation that you want to major in music? You stated that you stopped participating in the school music program before high school. How can you be certain that this i...
by pied_piper
Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Info on this old flute please.
Replies: 5
Views: 6902

fluttiegurl wrote:I have been told that the model 90 Armstrings were solid silver...
The Armstrong Model 90 has a sterling head and body, but the keys are plated.