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by Phineas
Wed May 21, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Newbie to flute; not to music
Replies: 1
Views: 1634

Re: Newbie to flute; not to music

1. Is the flute I purchased, a decent beginning instrument? It's not exactly a name brand with which I'm familiar, but the price was right. It IS in great shape. Was maintained by a music shop, so it's not a "project" purchase. As long as it is in good playable condition, it is a good instrument. J...
by Phineas
Wed May 21, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!
Replies: 7
Views: 8527

Re: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!

Thanks, everyone! I am leaning more towards the EX, but who knows? I may even end up with a Miyazawa! I tried out the Muramatsu against the Miyazawa when I was in Japan years ago. The Miyazawa was easier to adapt to out of the box. However, later, I wish I would have gotten the Muramatsu. After pla...
by Phineas
Wed May 21, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Neckpain. :-(
Replies: 8
Views: 3883

Re: Neckpain. :-(

+1 Fluteguy18

I went through the same thing. I would advise you go to see a Doctor that deals with sports injuries. When I first started playing, I suffered from muscle swelling. After I got over that, the doctor gave me stretches, and weight training exercises. I still do them 20 years later!
by Phineas
Wed May 21, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Question Re. Playing Open-Hole Flute
Replies: 17
Views: 5588

Re: Question Re. Playing Open-Hole Flute

They're saying that you can reduce the venting. I'm not so sure it's a great idea myself, but if you want that to be done you need to take it to an adequate technician. The flute only cost $135. Shall I have my personal secretary locate an expert technician and arrange an appointment, then buzz my ...
by Phineas
Fri May 16, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!
Replies: 7
Views: 8527

Re: Used Muramatsu Gx vs. New Muramatsu Ex? Thoughts?!

They play an sound virtually identical. At least from my player's perspective.
by Phineas
Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Open holes promote correct finger placement?
Replies: 3
Views: 3668

Re: Open holes promote correct finger placement?

When I wanted to transition from closed to open hole flutes, I started out on Bamboo/Cane Flutes http://www.sunreed.com/our-products/myflutes/transverse-bamboo-flutes-and-accessories/transverse-bamboo-flutes.html http://eriktheflutemaker.com/collections/flutes It was less about "Finger Position", an...
by Phineas
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Scales :(
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

Re: Scales :(

I agree with what has already been posted, but I just want to add my .02 cents. Scales and Arpeggios are the basis of all music and styles. Some would argue whether scales are necessary or not. Most top players use them as a warm up tool. When I start a student on scales, I start them out by practic...
by Phineas
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Miyazawa flutes
Replies: 4
Views: 3434

Re: Miyazawa flutes

I own a Miyazawa Legacy 1E. I love it, and that is why I on play it. There is really nothing more to say. From a technical stand point, what is flute is made of, or how it is made has little to do with what you prefer to play on. Just play on it and see if you like it or not. It is a good quality fl...
by Phineas
Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Opinion Sought - PEARL Flute PF665E Dolce & Headjoint
Replies: 5
Views: 3991

Re: Opinion Sought - PEARL Flute PF665E Dolce & Headjoint

I am sorry, I was thinking about the QUANTZ, not the Dolce. Sorry about the confusion!!!
by Phineas
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Opinion Sought - PEARL Flute PF665E Dolce & Headjoint
Replies: 5
Views: 3991

Re: Opinion Sought - PEARL Flute PF665E Dolce & Headjoint

I use to own the Non-Dulce model. Great flute, but mine had the stock headjoint. I really loved playing on it. I once tried it with a Forte headjoint. Was in the market for it right before my flute was stolen.
by Phineas
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha 614 vs Sonarè 605 vs Altus
Replies: 1
Views: 1483

Re: Yamaha 614 vs Sonarè 605 vs Altus

If you like the Yamaha, get it. YFL600 series Yamahas are great flutes. They are also a good step up from the YFL311.

What you like, and feel comfortable with is the point. Frankly, you could not go wrong with any of these choices. It is all a matter of preference.

Phineas
by Phineas
Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Piccolo players?
Replies: 6
Views: 6465

Re: Piccolo players?

This conversation sounds like a music store advertisement. If you are a piccolo "player" you should be able to pick up ANY piccolo and adjust to it. Of course you have to blame the instrument when you can not really play. It's to hard, it's tone is off, the keys are not right. Don't care if it's 20...
by Phineas
Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Flute Repertoire
Topic: What's your favorite time period?
Replies: 3
Views: 3594

Re: What's your favorite time period?

Music Period!! :D
by Phineas
Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Buying a flute online?
Replies: 4
Views: 2984

Re: Buying a flute online?

It all depends how much you have/want to spend. Online, there are tons of choices.