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by pied_piper
Sat May 02, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fake/Counterfeit Azumi flute?
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: Fake/Counterfeit Azumi flute?

The engraving looks like it is laser etched and that is generally an indicator that it is not a genuine Azumi.
by pied_piper
Sat May 02, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New to the Forum and the Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Re: New to the Forum and the Flute

Welcome to the forum! You'll find there are are few of us here who play more than just the flute. I too, started on Sax and later added clarinet and flute. After 8 years of private study on the flute with a local symphony flutist, I'm as strong or stronger on flute than I am on sax. I would urge you...
by pied_piper
Sat May 02, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: F#
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: F#

Yes, 3rd octave F# is one of those notes that needs a bit more attention. It tends not to speak as easily as 3rd octave F or G. Just put in your ear plugs and play long tones using that F#. Play F-F#, F#-G, G-F#, F#-F, etc. Hold each note for maybe 4 counts. As you play each, strive to make them all...
by pied_piper
Fri May 01, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Noobie....
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Noobie....

Most likely, you don't quite have the right hand position yet. The "trick" is learning the three points that allow you to properly balance the flute on C#. The three balance points are: Left Hand - The flute should rest against the pointer finger at the joint and knuckle closest to the hand. Right H...
by pied_piper
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Chine Instruments
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

Re: Chine Instruments

Chinese instruments have experienced growing pains. Some of the earliest instruments tended to be of very poor quality. As they have matured, their quality has improved. Today, it is somewhat mixed reviews. Some manufacturers have good quality control but others do not. If you are lucky, you might g...
by pied_piper
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Initiation to repair
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: Initiation to repair

To learn to repair, your best bet is to go to a repair school and complete their prescribed courses. The National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, Inc. (NAPBIRT) has good information about starting to learn band instrument repair. See the link: https://napbirt.org/page...
by pied_piper
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: F#
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: F#

If you start thinking about having problems with certain notes, it tends to be a self-fulfilling prophesy. To make good progress, you need to make EVERY note your favorite. Yes, certain notes may require more attention and more practice to perfect them, but try to make even more difficult notes soun...
by pied_piper
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Need advice on flute professors and music schools!
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Re: Need advice on flute professors and music schools!

I have no direct, personal experience with any of those professors but I am familiar with some by their name or their college name. Bonita Boyd/Eastman is a great choice. Both she and the school have an excellent reputation. Tadeu Coelho/UNCSFA is also a great choice. Dr. Coelho is one of my favorit...
by pied_piper
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Website related Questions
Topic: Problem with registering and my new account
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Problem with registering and my new account

As a new user, your have limited permissions until after you have made a few posts to "prove" you are not a spammer. Until such time, you do not have the ability to PM another user or admin.
by pied_piper
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hey there
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Re: Hey there

I'm fine and enjoying the time to get in some extra practice! Try it, you'll like what happens to your playing!
by pied_piper
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: British Vincent Bach Elkhart flute?
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: British Vincent Bach Elkhart flute?

I am more than just suspicious about your flute. As far as I know, Vincent Bach ONLY manufactures brass instruments. I have never seen or heard of a Vincent Bach International flute (with or without the correct spelling). Most likely you have a counterfeit instrument made in Asia. The incorrect spel...
by pied_piper
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong flute- I want to figure out when it was made?
Replies: 3
Views: 3377

Re: Armstrong flute- I want to figure out when it was made?

90 = Armstrong Model 90 Sterling silver body/head flute w/closed holes
8 106 = serial number

Prefix 3 thru 9 was manufactured in 1973

I hope that helps.
by pied_piper
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: i want to get a dizi, but i have some questions :D
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Re: i want to get a dizi, but i have some questions :D

Hi and welcome to Fluteland. The Chinese Dizi bamboo flute is a very interesting instrument. To answer your questions: Yes, the embouchure is essentially the same as a concert C flute. You will have to make some small adjustments for the best sound but the transition is pretty easy. The basic finger...
by pied_piper
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Problem with B&H REGENT
Replies: 1
Views: 969

Re: Problem with B&H REGENT

B&H is likely Boosey & Hawkes, a UK music company. After 50 years of sitting idle, your flute likely needs a bit of TLC. Many times, it is easier to replace an older instrument like yours because the repair cost will often exceed the value of the instrument. Your first order of business would be to ...
by pied_piper
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Pinky action on 'fast' passages
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Re: Pinky action on 'fast' passages

That piccolo part is fairly busy and with trills to boot. I think for that section, cheating with the pinky is probably OK to do.