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by SylvreKat
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Interesting head joint find
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Interesting head joint find

Wow! Congrats on the awesome score, Jess! Keep us posted how the head joint continues to work out for you.

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by SylvreKat
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Help/Advice needed for Upgrade!
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Help/Advice needed for Upgrade!

I obviously am missing a detail in the OP's post that Marsyas read, as I see no indication what stage/level the OP plays at. Based on that failing of mine, I would guess that the OP has progressed past the student flute stage, since s/he's looking at intermediate (and better) flutes. The Yami 500-se...
by SylvreKat
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bass flute
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Bass flute

So teas, what did you decide about the Schiller? Did you buy it?

And I just realized, I paid close to the same for my little peppermint stick (the treble) as for my big boy (the bass).

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Bass flute
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Bass flute

From what I could find, the Schiller doesn't have trill keys. Probably why it doesn't show on Dr Potter's list--she won't bother with it if it has no trill keys. They aren't just for trills, as you use the to help stabilize notes, help more problematic notes sound, all sorts of alternate fingerings....
by SylvreKat
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Let's hear it!!
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Re: Let's hear it!!

I wish I could share. I just played "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" on my little treble in church today. But I'm not on youtube, and posting a Dropbox link apparently only sort of works. But I did enjoy your video, Chris.

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band gloating
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Band gloating

Sorry, malc, I missed your post. I feel your pain of small band size. There was a time when we were probably doing not much better than your band. Mr Badsky even paid a friend to play drum set for us, 'cause we had no percussionists whatsoever. There were maybe five flutes tops, and fewer of everyon...
by SylvreKat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.

Just did a quickie google--

https://www.flutes4sale.com/products/gem-2spch (if you're in Am)

https://www.alangregory.co.uk/music/Cur ... lutes.html (if you're in Eng)

Probably others, if you look a bit harder.

Good luck!

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Hello all, new guy here with a Q about flute ergonomics.

Why not see if any of your local music stores has a curved-head student flute to rent? Or try wwbw.com, or any of the other online stores--most will give you at least a few days to try out an instrument. The curved head joint will make the flute considerably shorter, which might help prevent any iss...
by SylvreKat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Silversonic flute identification? Not Sankyo
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: Silversonic flute identification? Not Sankyo

Just taking a guess, but based on that "superised" isn't an actual English word, maybe a Chinese flute?

>'Kat
by SylvreKat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band gloating
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Re: Band gloating

I believe there's maybe around 120 on the roster. Like I said, we very rarely get everyone at once. I think we usually average around 70-80 at a concert, which is just about the right size and instrumentation. Nevermind Wagner. I'm working on convincing our director we need to take on some Morton Go...
by SylvreKat
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Band gloating
Replies: 4
Views: 996

Band gloating

The gal in charge of the programs for the Civic Band's concerts just emailed the official roster. And I just have to gloat. FIVE oboes! Yes, FIVE! THREE bassoons! THREE bass clarinets! ELEVEN french horns! Freakin' ELEVEN!! We have more frenchies than trombones, more than all the saxes (although we ...
by SylvreKat
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Thumb Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Thumb Problems

I've played with a brace on my right wrist/thumb with no difficulties. In fact, it really helped out--I had the equivalent of carpal tunnel in my thumb. The brace gave good support and kept my thumb from hurting worse. Can't say though how one on the left thumb would affect playing. I'd think it wou...
by SylvreKat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?

Her name isn't Jean, is it? Seriously, having someone like that in charge of the section really does make it lots less fun for everyone else. Not that the rest of us were really yenning for solos or anything, but having the option to say yes or no is always nice. You'll laugh at this--there have bee...
by SylvreKat
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?

Oh--as for how I'd have handled it, I would've told the principal I wasn't willing to risk the band sounding like crap in case new gal wasn't up to it, or if she freaked 'cause she came in but nobody else did, so quit playing. And would've played anyways. My first couple of years in the Civic Band, ...
by SylvreKat
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?
Replies: 8
Views: 1060

Re: Principal Flutists -- Would You Do This?

I agree that's pretty dirty cricket. And it makes me even gladder about my Civic Band. Everyone pretty much picks the part they're comfortable with. And I trust if someone's struggling, they'll either come to me or talk with their neighbors. Or a neighbor will talk with me. After all, I've no idea h...

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