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by LarryS
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Mollenhauer flute
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Re: Mollenhauer flute

I don't know much about their flutes but Mollenhauer is a big name in recorders. A high end brand.
by LarryS
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: German Folk tune
Replies: 0
Views: 2400

German Folk tune

On my new Windsor flute, music from the school recorder book 1.
I feel I'm getting somewhere...


https://youtu.be/I53k_s4VwBg
by LarryS
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: In the Bleak Midwinter
Replies: 0
Views: 2999

In the Bleak Midwinter

I'm playing in the second octave because the lowest note is A below low C, so then I jump up and play the top A in the first octave. I really feel that I'm getting somewhere on flute now, thanks to the Flute Coach's videos, and it sounds gorgeous, even in the higher octave! https://youtu.be/B0qvCAgD...
by LarryS
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: "In the Bleak Midwinter" for solo flute
Replies: 1
Views: 1940

Re: "In the Bleak Midwinter" for solo flute

That is gorgeous, and one of my favourite pieces to play at this time of year.
by LarryS
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New flute day!
Replies: 2
Views: 1870

Re: New flute day!

Congrats on the new flute. I see that both of the trill pads appear to have small tears in the pad skins. That may not affect playability at the moment, but they are likely to get worse over time. Save yourself some later aggravation and get those tended to soon. Thanks. I don't have the option to ...
by LarryS
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: New flute day!
Replies: 2
Views: 1870

New flute day!

Had some birthday and Christmas money and this flute jumped into my basket.
Its the same brand as my clarinet (Windsor) which in 3 years hasn't put a foot wrong.

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by LarryS
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Who makes Gear4Music instruments?
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

Re: Who makes Gear4Music instruments?

Also there is a flute by Windsor, very cheap. I have a Windsor clarinet, had it 3 years, it's still very playable. That flute is tempting me, though Windsor have no website.
by LarryS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Who makes Gear4Music instruments?
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

Who makes Gear4Music instruments?

I've seen a lot of positive reviews of gear4music instruments, including a flute selling for £100 (also an open hole flute for a few casholas more)
But I was wondering who actually makes them? And has anyone played one?
by LarryS
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Can a flute play a low B flat?
Replies: 20
Views: 44436

Re: Can a flute play a low B flat?

Another way would be to use a headjoint with a moveable embouchure hole. You slide it up and down as you blow and the pitch rises and falls. A bit expensive though I expect. You just described Robert Dick's Glissando Headjoint for flute. They are available for sale for around $1400. See the video o...
by LarryS
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Can a flute play a low B flat?
Replies: 20
Views: 44436

Re: Can a flute play a low B flat?

Another way would be to use a headjoint with a moveable embouchure hole. You slide it up and down as you blow and the pitch rises and falls. A bit expensive though I expect.
by LarryS
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: New, old beginner
Replies: 3
Views: 3317

Re: New, old beginner

rbrothers wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:44 am
The other day, I went to an estate sale and picked up a Yamaha 225s flute for $22.50! It and the case are in great shape (no dings, dents scrapes). The flute itself is tarnished a bit, but that shouldn't be a big deal.
Wow what a lucky find!
by LarryS
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Can a flute play a low B flat?
Replies: 20
Views: 44436

Re: Can a flute play a low B flat?

I wonder if, like with recorder, you can cover the end of the tube and blow gently. On recorder that lowers the pitch by a semitone, allowing an alto recorder to go to E. A bit impractical on flute I suppose...
by LarryS
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: I finally managed to get low C!
Replies: 2
Views: 2787

Re: I finally managed to get low C!

Well I did a silly thing. I got so frustrated from struggling with the flute that I got rid of it, donated it to a charity shop. It was only a cheap flute, and it was second hand so not worth selling.
But now I find myself wanting another, better flute. Might have to go to ebay...
by LarryS
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Buffet flutes on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 2301

Buffet flutes on ebay

I've spotted a few of these on ebay, at very low prices. I never knew Buffet made flutes. When did they stop making them, and are they worth getting for a beginner?