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devon
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Location: Ohio

Help finding a new flute

Post by devon »

Hello! I am having trouble deciding which flute I should buy. The main problem is that I am in a world class youth wind symphony (the CYWS) and several jazz ensembles as well as working on recording my own compositions. (I'm only 14!) I'm still playing a closed-hole, silver plated, dented up, piece of crap of a Gemeinhardt 2SP. Many judges I've met as well as my past flute teachers have been amazed at how I play such a flute. I am not trying to say I am some kind of prodigy, which I can assure you I am not, but I don't think just another student model flute will suffice. I have looked at Pearls and Muramatsu's and several other brands.
Some requirements I have are:
-Solid Silver Headjoint
-Open Hole
-B Foot

Things I would like to have are:
-C# Trill

I have picked out the following flutes:
Pearl Quantz Coda
Pearl Elegante 795
Yamaha 500 Series

It would be great if you please give me some insight about what you think of those flutes or other flutes that I should take a look at.
Thanks!

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Phineas
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Joined: Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:08 am

Re: Help finding a new flute

Post by Phineas »

devon wrote:Hello! I am having trouble deciding which flute I should buy. The main problem is that I am in a world class youth wind symphony (the CYWS) and several jazz ensembles as well as working on recording my own compositions. (I'm only 14!) I'm still playing a closed-hole, silver plated, dented up, piece of crap of a Gemeinhardt 2SP. Many judges I've met as well as my past flute teachers have been amazed at how I play such a flute. I am not trying to say I am some kind of prodigy, which I can assure you I am not, but I don't think just another student model flute will suffice. I have looked at Pearls and Muramatsu's and several other brands.
Some requirements I have are:
-Solid Silver Headjoint
-Open Hole
-B Foot

Things I would like to have are:
-C# Trill

I have picked out the following flutes:
Pearl Quantz Coda
Pearl Elegante 795
Yamaha 500 Series

It would be great if you please give me some insight about what you think of those flutes or other flutes that I should take a look at.
Thanks!
1. Welcome to the forum!

2. Check out our Flute FAQ http://www.fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=2411

3. The fact you are getting compliments like
"Many judges I've met as well as my past flute teachers have been amazed at how I play such a flute."
means that you will sound good on almost any playable flute.

4. Any of the flutes you picked will be fine. You will just have to try them out for yourself, and figure out which one you will like the best, and which one will help you grow further as a player. Keep in mind that if you get a flute with a decent mechanism, you can always change out the headjoint!

I hope this will help, and good luck!

Phineas

Arianna
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Location: Atlanta, GA

Post by Arianna »

Try more then just Pearls and Yamahas. Not that there is anything wrong with them, just broaden your 'choices' to anything you can get your hands on to try in your price range. Take time...be patient...and have people listen to you. Happy hunting!

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