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by AJplaystheflute
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: Flute Hold Plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 4057

Re: Flute Hold Plugs

I am currently renting an open-hole flute, and the plug can be removed and replaced as needed/wanted. Replacing damaged or lost plugs is fairly easy as they are not expensive to purchase. The previous brand I had rented seemed to prefer the plugs in (it was a rather clunky intermediate flute glad I ...
by AJplaystheflute
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The Powell Sonare 501 - In LOVE
Replies: 2
Views: 3294

Re: The Powell Sonare 501 - In LOVE

That is where I am currently renting from (Long and McQuade), yes. I did ask them about financing sales. They did say they have some during boxing week, but if not, I've got it worked out how I can pay for it. We'll be able to pay outright when tax refund time comes early in the year. In the mean ti...
by AJplaystheflute
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The Powell Sonare 501 - In LOVE
Replies: 2
Views: 3294

The Powell Sonare 501 - In LOVE

A couple of weeks ago I rented a Carlton CFL200. It is an intermediate flute. I liked it, but didn't love it. Today, I noticed that my music shop had available for rent, the Sonare 501 that I had had my eye on for a LONG time, and am even contemplating buying. Even so, I heed all the advice about no...
by AJplaystheflute
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Beginner on you-tube
Replies: 1
Views: 2924

Re: Beginner on you-tube

OK. I went ahead and created a channel just for my flute learning journey. It is called "Beginner Flute Progress Diaries". I mostly set it up for my own benefit, as I want to see my own progress for myself as I continue to practice. I will be posting *myself in practice mode, sometimes scales, somet...
by AJplaystheflute
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Getting rid of throat noise
Replies: 2
Views: 3129

Re: Getting rid of throat noise

Thank you! That helped a lot!
by AJplaystheflute
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Beginner on you-tube
Replies: 1
Views: 2924

Beginner on you-tube

My first self-recorded duet. You may hear background noises. My husband works from home, and my eldest daughter finally went out so I had a few moments of semi quiet.


[youtube]https://youtu.be/W_-scTPqvYQ[/youtube]
by AJplaystheflute
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Getting rid of throat noise
Replies: 2
Views: 3129

Getting rid of throat noise

I've watched on various YouTube videos about throat noise. It's a terrible habit I remember having many times as a child while whistling, and sometimes when I played clarinet. I need to relax my throat while playing and make sure that only the flute makes the sound, not me. The flute is very unforgi...
by AJplaystheflute
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Starting At 62!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4069

Re: Starting At 62!!

I watched your youtube videos. Keep it up! I'm a newb at 52, and loving it.Maybe I'll get brave and journal my progress on youtube too. (maybe) I loved your "Twinkle Twinkle little star" duet!
by AJplaystheflute
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute newbie age 52
Replies: 3
Views: 4124

Re: Flute newbie age 52

Thank you! I am enjoying myself so far and very happy with how beautiful the flute sounds even at this beginning stage. I've always been a multi-instrument enthusiast, but the flute seems to be magnetic for me. (I play piano, guitar, ukulele, and in high school played clarinet) So I look forward to ...
by AJplaystheflute
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute newbie age 52
Replies: 3
Views: 4124

Flute newbie age 52

New here, but not new to music. In September, I bought a second-hand Jupiter student flute from our local music store (Long & McQuade), and have been enjoying it a lot. I also currently am renting a Carlton CFL200 because I wanted to see what a B-Foot and open-hole playing was like, and it's also fu...