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by pied_piper
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Difference between Yamaha 225N and 225S?
Replies: 4
Views: 1949

Re: Difference between Yamaha 225N and 225S?

The 225SII is the newer model (version II). There are some small differences but nothing dramatic. Almost any Yamaha 200 series model flute is suitable for a beginning player. Since it seems you are looking at used flutes, either buy it from a reputable dealer with a guarantee or be sure to get it c...
by pied_piper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Difference between Yamaha 225N and 225S?
Replies: 4
Views: 1949

Re: Difference between Yamaha 225N and 225S?

The only difference between the 225N and the 225S is the plating. N=Nickle; S=Silver. In general, the silver is preferable because nickle tends to feel slightly more slippery than silver. Also, most flutes are silver or silver plated. Silver will tarnish but it also can be polished up a lot easier t...
by pied_piper
Sun May 26, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Curious about Skype Lessons
Replies: 7
Views: 3520

Re: Curious about Skype Lessons

The quality of Skype calls is highly dependent upon the bandwidth on both ends of the internet connection and the speed of the PCs. If either end has a slow internet connection or slow PCs, Skype will perform poorly. On the other hand, if both ends have speedy connections and decent PCs, the quality...
by pied_piper
Fri May 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Same note sound
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Re: Same note sound

What fingering are you using for those notes?
by pied_piper
Sat May 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Dating an Armstrong Flute
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Re: Dating an Armstrong Flute

It's likely an Armstrong Emeritus Model 70 made in the 70's. As you noted, it is sterling silver. I don't know much more about the Model 70 other than it is a closed hole flute. I believe this is similar to yours: http://www.musical-instruments-for-all.com/61399/flutes/emeritus-model-70-solid-silver...
by pied_piper
Wed May 08, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Quena practice
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Re: Quena practice

There are a few makers who make open holed transverse bamboo flutes. Eric the Flutemaker is one that comes to mind. He makes a wide variety of ethnic bamboo flutes and other bamboo instruments. He makes both transverse and end-blown vertical flutes including quena, Shakuhachi, penny whistles, and ma...
by pied_piper
Fri May 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Quena practice
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Re: Quena practice

Unfortunately, most of the members of this forum are focused on concert flutes. There are not many members her who play any of the ethnic flutes. I'm not familiar with any resources for the quena. I'd suggest a Google search. Perhaps there is a forum or a Facebook group for the quena.
by pied_piper
Fri May 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute/Piccolo cases/bags. Interchangeable?
Replies: 1
Views: 1457

Re: Flute/Piccolo cases/bags. Interchangeable?

As you observed, there are cases for flute only, piccolo only and there are combination cases that will hold one of each. You'll just need to carefully read the ads.
by pied_piper
Fri May 03, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 23
Views: 11166

Re: Let's hear it!!

Nice. You're off to a good start. Keep working to attain a smaller lip opening with a more focused air stream. That will allow you to play longer notes and also improve the tone.

Keep up the good work!
by pied_piper
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Curious about Skype Lessons
Replies: 7
Views: 3520

Re: Curious about Skype Lessons

Search Fluteland Forum and you will find some teachers that do Skype flute lessons. Here's a couple. There are more if you search... http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=26831&p=57436&hilit=skype#p57436 http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=19771&p=49024&hilit=skype#p49024
by pied_piper
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Can anyone identify this flute's make and model?
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Re: Can anyone identify this flute's make and model?

With no markings there is no way to know for sure, but the black plastic tenon covers are a dead give-away that it is a generic Chinese made flute.
by pied_piper
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Which flute should I use for my recital?
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Re: Which flute should I use for my recital?

I don't have any significant experience with either of those particular flutes, but in general, you should choose the one that sounds best to you and that you feel most comfortable playing. No one can tell you which of those is best for YOU.
by pied_piper
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Questions about repair/technician work
Replies: 1
Views: 962

Re: Questions about repair/technician work

First, buy yourself a good book about band instrument repair. That will be the best way to get started. If you are only interested in flute repair, get this one: http://www.jlsmithco.com/books/servicing-the-flute-by-j-l-smith If you want to repair all of the woodwind instruments, get this: http://ww...
by pied_piper
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong model 85
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: Armstrong model 85

You are correct. There is not much info about the Model 85. I suspect that it may be a short-lived but slightly later version of the Model 80. The Model 800B seems to be the current equivalent model. Around the time of the Model 80, Armstrong also produced a sterling silver closed hole flute designa...
by pied_piper
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Flute Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Silver content
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

Re: Silver content

The parts of an "all-silver" flute that are not made from silver include: - Pivot screws - Hinge rods - Hinge pins (except flutes with a pinless mechanism) - Adjusting screws (when used) - Pads - Pad retainers or grommets vary - some are silver, some not. - Headjoint stopper and cork - Felt and cork...