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malc
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How many play flute and another instrument?

Postby malc » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:04 am

I have seen and heard many flute and sax players , are there any other interesting combinations?

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Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

Postby Phineas » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:20 am

My main/best instruments are Flute/Picc and Guitar. I also play Saxophone, Bass and Piano. I also arrange/compose.

I am not as active professionally as I use to be, but still practice daily on my best instruments and piano.

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Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

Postby pied_piper » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:12 pm

Instruments that I play in public:
Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute
Recorders and Tin Whistles in various keys
Ethnic instruments like bamboo flutes and Chinese Dizi Flute
Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

Other instruments occasionally for fun:
Oboe
Piano, Electronic Keyboards
Yamaha Venova
Electric Bass
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Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

Postby SylvreKat » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:29 am

I can play publicly the flute family, recorders etc, piano, handbells (including soloing), mallets.

I can play privately :D the organ, ukulele (but picked rather than strummed), clarinet. Although if my church was desperate, I could manage an embarrassing organ for them.

edit to add that I also arrange/transcribe music for flute, flute quartet, piano, and bells. And I've arranged two songs for concert band, which I'm REALLY proud to have accomplished!

>'Kat
Flutes:1975 Gemeinhardt M2 in chrome nickel;1982 Armstrong 80;2006 Yamaha 584

Piccs:1978 Artley piece of crap 15 P;1982 Gemeinhardt 4S;1980s? Armstrong all wood (no model)

Bass:2006 Jupiter di Medici G0199
Treble:2009 Guo New Voice

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malc
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Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

Postby malc » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:39 am

We must stop being multi instrumentalists , as generations of people never get a look in ! Next we'll be talking about I.A S [instrument acquisition syndrome}

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Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

Postby new2flute » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:50 pm

I do some guitar strumming, banging of the keys on the piano and somewhat play the flute. I came to the flute late in life (64 years old at the time) and started learning how to play for health reasons since I've got issues that prevent me from running and doing other cardio "stuff". It was a real challenge in the beginning just playing for five minutes but slow with consistent practice there has improvement. So I've realized a two fold blessing, really learning how to play an instrument and improvement in my respiratory health.

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Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

Postby fluteguy18 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:36 pm

I can play just about any flute you throw at me, but particularly piccolo, flute, and the low flutes.... The entire recorder family (Sopranino through Bass), Irish flute, etc....

I'm also a harpist...


As for IAS (Instrument Acquisition Syndrome), I don't have to worry about that. Instead I have it's more deadly cousin, IMS (Instrument Making Syndrome). Between making piccolos, I've also made any number of folk flutes and irish harps. I also have designs for flutes of various types, irish harp designs.... so many things and yet too little time! Ha!

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Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

Postby SylvreKat » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:06 pm

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I'm also a harpist...
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:shock:
I think that has to be right up there with organ for difficulty in learning how to play.

Too bad I didn't know about your IMS, I'd have inquired what you might've charged to make a treble.

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Flutes:1975 Gemeinhardt M2 in chrome nickel;1982 Armstrong 80;2006 Yamaha 584

Piccs:1978 Artley piece of crap 15 P;1982 Gemeinhardt 4S;1980s? Armstrong all wood (no model)

Bass:2006 Jupiter di Medici G0199
Treble:2009 Guo New Voice

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Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

Postby Tetraphosphate » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:57 am

I know I'm a bit late to this thread... but I also play trombone and piano :D

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Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

Postby Chris Carr » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:39 pm

My main/best instruments are Flute/Picc and Guitar. I also play Saxophone, Bass and Piano. I also arrange/compose.
Same here.. Flute was my first instrument, but I set it down for about 25 years and concentrated on guitar. These days, I play guitar, flute, bass, piano, and percussion. Sadly, I rarely touch the piano these days, but I do try to record something with a combination of instruments weekly.

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Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

Postby cfootfan » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:26 am

I have played several instruments over the years. I started out with piano did that for three years, then I switched to guitar did that for seven years. Overlapping with guitar I sang with church choir and municipal choirs. I took up the violin at 24. Took lessons for three years and played violin in a community orchestra for 20 years. Then I took up the flute and have been playing flute in a local flute choir organization for ten years now. All of it has been an enriching experience in my life. I was semi- professional - getting paid for parties, weddings, receptions etc. Never went fully professional because I felt that if music became my "job" it would suck all the fun out of it !!! I loved playing all those instruments but the flute - I think - has been the most enjoyable !

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Re: How many play flute and another instrument?

Postby Chris Carr » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:31 am


I'm also a harpist...
I have a local friend who is a harpist. I never knew how versatile that instrument is!
As for IAS (Instrument Acquisition Syndrome), I don't have to worry about that. Instead I have it's more deadly cousin, IMS (Instrument Making Syndrome). Between making piccolos, I've also made any number of folk flutes and irish harps. I also have designs for flutes of various types, irish harp designs.... so many things and yet too little time! Ha!
Oh man.. I would LOVE to hear more about instrument making!


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