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by Soupy1957
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Long Time Musician but New to the Flute
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: Long Time Musician but New to the Flute

I was 62 when I started with the flute, and I have a background very similar to yours in guitar, and a variety of other instruments. Let’s face it, we are in the fourth quarter of our lives and time is really of the essence now. You can’t shortcut practice so as long as you’re playing every day and ...
by Soupy1957
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: When Is It “Time?”
Replies: 0
Views: 1202

When Is It “Time?”

OK gang, I am a year plus into learning the flute and the reports I’m getting back are good ones. I have moved up to a modestly priced, yet better, flute about six months ago, and I’ve had my eye on perhaps a Q2 from Haynes. I know it’s subjective and I realize it has a lot to do with when you can a...
by Soupy1957
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: I need help!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

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: 9008

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: 5419

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: 6906

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: 4125

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: 3666

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: 4901

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: 5419

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: 7508

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: 4847

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: 8487

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: 96114

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: 4847

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...