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by pied_piper
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Indvidual Practice Help
Replies: 2
Views: 3242

Re: Indvidual Practice Help

Here are my thoughts: 1- Have you looked for a new teacher in your current location? 2 - If there are none near you, you might consider online lessons via Skype. 3 - If that is not an option, buy the Trevor Wye series of flute books and work your way through them in order 1 to 6. Trevor Wye - Practi...
by pied_piper
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Armstrong flute- I want to figure out when it was made?
Replies: 3
Views: 3185

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

Your flute was made in 1980. That is determined by the "30" prefix to the serial number. From 1974 to present - The prefix number plus 50 will give you the date manufactured. So, 30 + 50 = 80 (1980).
by pied_piper
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Japanese boehm flute from the 80's
Replies: 2
Views: 3644

Re: Japanese boehm flute from the 80'

I don't know the Mateki tunig, but you you might check the position of the headjoint cork to be sure it is in the correct place. Improper cork position can cause intonation issues.
by pied_piper
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: 4th octave Eb in Chopin, should I trust that the flutist will get the note?
Replies: 1
Views: 3685

Re: 4th octave Eb in Chopin, should I trust that the flutist will get the note?

While the fourth octave Eb can be played by some flutists, an average flutist cannot play much, if any notes, above fourth octave C. Unless you are writing this for a VERY professional, virtuostic flutist, I suggest taking that passage down the octave. Professional level symphonic literature will ra...
by pied_piper
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Problem with Flute, how to fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 3526

Re: Problem with Flute, how to fix?

Most student and intermediate flutes have an adjustment screw to regulate the closing of the F# key/pad. Sometimes the screws can work out a bit but the problem can also be caused if the silencing material has fallen off under the screw or if a key has been accidentally bent. If you are mechanically...
by pied_piper
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Hey Guys! Im newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 3482

Re: Hey Guys! Im newbie

Yes, it still works.
by pied_piper
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Piccolo
Replies: 1
Views: 3447

Re: Piccolo

The piccolo requires a more focused embouchure than the flute. Not tense or tight, but focused. By that I mean that the embouchure opening must be smaller than on flute. You also must place the piccolo a bit higher up because the diameter of the piccolo is smaller than flute. Practice lots of long t...
by pied_piper
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YFL 511 vs. YFL-614
Replies: 1
Views: 3242

Re: Yamaha YFL 511 vs. YFL-614

Both flutes have a sterling headjoint and body with silver-plated nickle silver keys. The 614 may have a slightly better headjoint but you should try it to see if you find it better for you.
by pied_piper
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Need advice newbie advice
Replies: 3
Views: 3818

Re: Need advice newbie advice

Please see the Fluteland FAQ at the link below. There is no "right" answer to your question. The FAQ provides guidance and a list of reputable flute brands. You can safely pick any of the listed brands.

http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5859
by pied_piper
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: Legend of Zelda Medley for Flute Quartet
Replies: 1
Views: 11893

Re: Legend of Zelda Medley for Flute Quartet

Nice Job. Thanks for sharing!
by pied_piper
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Quick slur between D5 and F5
Replies: 3
Views: 3598

Re: Quick slur between D5 and F5

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by pied_piper
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Quick slur between D5 and F5
Replies: 3
Views: 3598

Re: Quick slur between D5 and F5

Technically, all notes should be played with their proper fingering. Sometimes, what is "quick" for one person may be OK for another. Practice the phrase slowly with a metronome and using the proper fingerings. Gradually increase the metronome tempo and continue practicing that phrase. After a few d...
by pied_piper
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Long Ring Fingers
Replies: 10
Views: 6232

Re: Long Ring Fingers

Glad to hear you are making progress.
by pied_piper
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Silly Question About Flutes and Cats
Replies: 4
Views: 4766

Re: Silly Question About Flutes and Cats

In addition to flute, I double on sax and clarinet. We used to have a great dane. When I flayed flute, there was no reaction, but whenever I played the sax, she would come over to sit in front of me and sort of moan. If I ignored her, she would place her paw on my leg to get my attention. If that di...
by pied_piper
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Yamaha flute prices?
Replies: 1
Views: 3114

Re: Yamaha flute prices?

Be very careful buying Yamaha flutes from unknown sources. There are a lot of counterfeit Yamaha flutes for sale.
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