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by Soupy1957
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: I need help!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: I need help!!!

I play:
Piano
Organ
Guitar
Mandolin
Ukulele
Flute
AND......I sing

Yes, you can like/play more instruments than one!
by Soupy1957
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Just Messing around
Replies: 0
Views: 7138

Just Messing around

Having some “getting to know you” time with my Armstrong.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjqkt2SIh2w
by Soupy1957
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: When Should I Move On?
Replies: 4
Views: 4636

Re: When Should I Move On?

Wearing out your flute? I presume that all pads (for example) are replaceable. Wear WHAT out? Springs can be replaced. If the repair Tech charges a couple of thousand dollars for their work, then I suppose you might as well replace it, but my wife’s hand-made flute had a complete overhaul last year ...
by Soupy1957
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: What kind of flutes do you own?
Replies: 5
Views: 6037

Re: What kind of flutes do you own?

Armstrong
Model: ? (How do I find out? Written on my flute somewhere?)
by Soupy1957
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: My new flute chose me
Replies: 2
Views: 3568

Re: My new flute chose me

As a beginner (rookie) I can’t even BEGIN to be able to appreciate all the nuances that go into the various models you offered up! I’m sure you are flute-speaking in a way that accomplished flutists fully understand; but ya left ME in the dust!! LOL I have listened to countless video comparisons bet...
by Soupy1957
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Rubber Plugs Sticky?
Replies: 1
Views: 3244

Rubber Plugs Sticky?

Are the rubber plugs in open-hole flutes, a bit “sticky” feeling, slowing down finger movement?
by Soupy1957
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Hold Plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 4057

Flute Hold Plugs

The jury is still out, on whether or not I will go with an open hole or closed hole flute, when I buy my next one. I’m not sure I want the challenge of having to deal with the issue of the open holes. At least not yet. I’ve seen the flutes in the store that have the rubber plugs for the open holes, ...
by Soupy1957
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: When Should I Move On?
Replies: 4
Views: 4636

When Should I Move On?

The refurbished Armstrong flute I bought, from a reputable person and a reputable woodwind shop. It plays well, and has been praised by my flute Instructor. There’s nothing wrong with my student flute. That said, I stopped by a music store the other day, to have some fun looking at “new” flutes. I p...
by Soupy1957
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: LIFE SUCKS
Replies: 6
Views: 6491

Re: LIFE SUCKS

No matter what, stay with your passion. You may not always get “top dog” placement, but as long as you’re happy and enjoying what you’re doing, that’s what matters. There really isn’t any point in doing anything in your life that doesn’t bring you bliss, except for those things that you HAVE to do, ...
by Soupy1957
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Starting At 62!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4069

Re: Starting At 62!!

Phineas: Back in 1998 I think it was, I bought my first house, and I remember asking a friend of mine what I should do, in terms of prioritizing things at the house would need. His advice, was much like yours, when he said, “just live in it!” I snickered when I read your advice, because of that memo...
by Soupy1957
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute Sheet Music
Replies: 0
Views: 6893

Flute Sheet Music

As a rookie, I’m learning new things every day. That’s just the way life goes, right?! I could point you in the direction of videos on YouTube that I’m putting in to my account periodically, to show how I’m progressing. However this posting in the forum is not about that. Something that you all prob...
by Soupy1957
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: newbie here
Replies: 36
Views: 81914

Re: newbie here

At 62, my first transverse flute ended up being an Armstrong, Student C, from a local guy who had a woodwind business, who gave me a great deal! I agree with one of the first topic responders, who suggested Yamaha.” Ad a guitar player of over 50 years, and a variety of other instruments......it seem...
by Soupy1957
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Starting At 62!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4069

Starting At 62!!

I’ve GOT a “musical” background. I can “read music” within the lines (if you will), and I have “played by ear” since I was very small. The piano, organ, harmonica, Native American flute, trombone, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, saxophone and voice, are all instruments I have a history with, at various l...