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by Phineas
Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 136926

By the way, here is my updated flute collection The main ones I play on are. Buffet/Crampton international model Wood HeadJoint/SP body/Openhole/Bfoot Pearl Quantz 665 SS Head/Silver Clad body/Openhole/Bfoot Yamaha YFL514 SS Head/Silver-Nickel body/Openhole/Bfoot Armstrong 210 Piccolo SS Head/SS Bod...
by Phineas
Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 136926

flutepicc06 I do not see anywhere in my post where I was leading anyone to "My Brand" I just stated what my favorite brand was. There are a lot of good choices for that price range. The first thing I would suggest is go flute shopping, and start play on a few. This is the only true way to learn abou...
by Phineas
Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 136926

Saturncat There are a lot of good choices for that price range. The first thing I would suggest is go flute shopping, and start play on a few. This is the only true way to learn about what suits you. Frankly, you can learn how to play any instrument. However, the kind of money you are talking about ...
by Phineas
Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Whats your age?
Replies: 66
Views: 38988

I am 39. Been playing flute for approximately 15years. Started out on Cello and Guitar at 7 years old, played professionally at 14. Now I play 30% Music, and 70% Engineering for income. Presently working in Japan. I play flute more often than guitar these days. I stopped playing cello 20 years ago.
by Phineas
Wed May 31, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Cheap Flute/Piccs...a non biased view.
Replies: 21
Views: 10529

Cheap Flute/Piccs...a non biased view.

To all I have experimented with many different flutes and piccolos that I have found on the net. Some from ebay, others from various stores, NAMM shows etc.... I am also frequently asked about my opinions about such instruments. Here it goes. Where are these instruments made? Just about any place yo...
by Phineas
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ear playing for flute.
Replies: 3
Views: 3187

Weatherlicious When I started flute, I was in the same boat as you. I play Guitar. All I can tell you is there is a different frame of mind you will have to master, and a lot more memorization. On bass, you mainly memorize a pattern, and just move it around to change keys. On flute, you will have to...
by Phineas
Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Ugh..
Replies: 5
Views: 5918

Just a few comments for thought. Often when playing in certain situations, you will need more volume. Especially when playing in Jazz or Rock/Pop bands. Overblowing is an attempt usually to get more volume. The problem is if the air flow is not focused properly, no matter how hard you blow, you will...
by Phineas
Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Gemeinhardt or Pearl?
Replies: 21
Views: 31884

fluttiegurl, Well, I can only go with my experience also. Most of the time the problem with the Gemeinhardts is operator error. However, you are not the first one I have heard that had problems with them. Frankly as a preference in the same catagory, I like the Armstrongs better, however that is ano...
by Phineas
Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Sight Reading: Rhythms and Reading advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 4621

sakuramimato There is no easy road to sight reading, you just have to practice it. There are books out there that are suppose to help, but they turn out to be not much better that just reading the piece. Rhythm and pattern recognition are the key to sight reading. Part of the problem with sight read...
by Phineas
Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: ebay piccs
Replies: 23
Views: 13793

Jamie Congratulations! The main this is to play and have fun! you will go farther. My issue with people on these boards is sometimes when people ask a question they answer in absolutes. Frankly, I give people more credit. My goal was not to tell you what you should do one way or the other, but give ...
by Phineas
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Poll- What kind of flute do you have?
Replies: 210
Views: 136926

Here is an update on my ever changing flute collection! The main ones I play on are. Buffet/Crampton international model SS head SP body/Openhole/Bfoot Pearl Quantz 665 SS head/Silver Aloy Body/Open Hole/Bfoot(New) Armstrong 210 Piccolo SS/Gold Plated LP and Keys(New) Melody(Chinese Yamaha Copy) SP/...
by Phineas
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: I have a question
Replies: 6
Views: 3279

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Phineas
by Phineas
Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Piccolo questions
Replies: 4
Views: 5118

Emerson Boston Legacy is the best wood piccolo in the price range you mentioned! Have played on the Rosewood and the Grenadilla models. Yamahas are cool, but they cost too much! >Seaman - Does this piccolo have the same intonation issues as >the other gemeinhardts? No Burkart Phelan Global are great...
by Phineas
Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: ebay piccs
Replies: 23
Views: 13793

Jamie I have LOTS of experience buying these Colored instruments on ebay, and have had decent results to a point. Here is my view. The biggest problem with these instruments is overall quality of the instrument. Venus piccolos and the like will work, are playable , but they are not "quality consiste...
by Phineas
Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Gemeinhardt or Pearl?
Replies: 21
Views: 31884

Pearl!.....nuff said Gemeinhardts get a bad rap, but I think it is WAY exaggerated! Frankly, I think Gemeinhardt flues are dependable, quality made, and good instruments over all. My only problem with them are their headjoints. This, and this alone, causes the problem with the "airy" sound, and the ...