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by amoretto
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Help picking a first flute
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Re: Help picking a first flute

The split-E mechanism closes one extra key when you finger the highest E so that it sounds just like all the notes around it. Without split-E the E can be muffled and crack easily, heck I've heard professionals crack high E in concert, it can be quite unforgiving. One workaround is to have a donut i...
by amoretto
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Soundproofing
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: Soundproofing

Hopefully your neighbors don't mind your practicing for a least an hour daily. You can talk to them to let them know you play flute and if there were any times that they needed silence. Short of using industrial & expensive sound proofing materials you can always put up wall hangings that will help ...
by amoretto
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Furry flute peg?
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Re: Furry flute peg?

The peg doesn't really go far enough into the flute that you should be worried about that, also the flute being outside a case and vertical you doubly shouldn't worry. (though you shouldn't leave your flute out 24/7 like that or other things will attack your pads)
by amoretto
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Embouchure on Sankyo RT1 head joint
Replies: 4
Views: 2516

Re: Embouchure on Sankyo RT1 head joint

You are right, I flipped RT1 and RT3. It is interesting that you are experiencing cracking in the mid-range, you should be able to maintain consistent tone through the mid-range of flute regardless of head type. That could be flute related, if there are any leaks you could have stuffy/breaking notes...
by amoretto
Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Embouchure on Sankyo RT1 head joint
Replies: 4
Views: 2516

Re: Embouchure on Sankyo RT1 head joint

Is it a range of notes you are having trouble with or everything? If your problem is isolated to a certain range of the flute, like lower range not speaking which normally does speak for you. You should most definitely try different headjoint cuts. I could not get the FT cut to speak well at the bot...
by amoretto
Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: help please - trouble finding Pearl cleaning cloth
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Re: help please - trouble finding Pearl cleaning cloth

The cleaning gauze that comes with pearl is unbranded, it looks similar to the Sweetheart Gauze that is sold at fluteworld: http://www.fluteworld.com/Sweetheart-Gauze--CC-SG-.html I highly recommend the BG large cleaning cloth, it's a far superior microfiber cloth that will help to clean the flute q...
by amoretto
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: A flute for Consignment
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

Re: A flute for Consignment

If you are located in the Texas area Carolyn Nussbaum is a major flute dealer that does consignments, but other major flute shops would be Flute Center of New York or FluteWorld in Michigan. Consignment fees nowadays are around 20% though. So if you think you can sell it on your own you might try th...
by amoretto
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Flute for college
Replies: 10
Views: 2286

Re: Flute for college

A pearl dolce, if in good adjustment, is probably the best playing flute in the sub $2000 price range. That being said you can find used Japan made flutes such as Yamaha 500 or Miyazawa 102 in a similar price range that would a much much better investment. Pearl and KHS Music:Jupter/Altus have been ...
by amoretto
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Do lip muscles matter?
Replies: 1
Views: 1276

Re: Do lip muscles matter?

I don't think lip muscles matter so much as memory. Having put down the flute for a long period of time and coming back to it, there was a lot of memory and a lot of lip muscle burn from trying to use muscles that had not been used for a while. So long as you know what to do to make a good sound you...
by amoretto
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Searching for a Flute Method Book?
Replies: 3
Views: 3152

Re: Searching for a Flute Method Book?

There are also the Rubank method books. In the Rubank system there is an outline in the beginning which guides you on units that should be worked on. This will give you an assortment of scale, melodic, and dexterity excercises in each unit. That can be coupled with an etude out of something like Sou...
by amoretto
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Semi-professional flute upgrade for an amateur player
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Re: Semi-professional flute upgrade for an amateur player

In your price range the best flutes available would be used Yamaha 500 series or Altus 800 series flutes.

Any of the Taiwan "intermediate" flutes will be better than your Gemeinhardt, but you're not getting that much of a better flute.
by amoretto
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ousted?
Replies: 64
Views: 20741

Re: What is your favourite beginner flute? Has it been ouste

I have a Haynes Commercial flute with rust problems... Didn't appear until I owned the flute for a while then all of a sudden the right hand trill keys would bind open and not close due to the rust. My old Gemeinhardt 3SB flute had backing out screws that could fall out if ignored. Needed to get wel...

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