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by flutepicc06
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Proper Breathing
Replies: 11
Views: 10917

Can flute playing lead to dry cough? I've been playing the flute for 3 months now, and I started coughing, and it seems to me that it is in connection with playing. Could improper breathing be the cause? Thanks :wink: I can't imagine how breathing would cause a cough, though if you'd probably be be...
by flutepicc06
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Head Joint :(
Replies: 7
Views: 5117

It really depends on what kind of head you're getting. Handmade heads can easily go for $1100 (or up to 5000 or 6000 if you go for gold or platinum), so you're not exactly paying top dollar at $50 for a head, but if it's poorly designed, it's probably not worth even that. A good quality head from a ...
by flutepicc06
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Flute Playing and Practicing Basics
Topic: Back in the game after 20 years...
Replies: 2
Views: 2998

Re: Back in the game after 20 years...

Hey all, 1. Is there any way to tell if my difficulties with tone, particularly the low note thing, is me or the instrument? Sure is. Get someone else to loan you a flute that you know is in good working order (specifically that the pads are sealing well), and see if you can't get low notes more ea...
by flutepicc06
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: huge problem No sound, vocal "timidence"
Replies: 2
Views: 2511

Do you mean that you can't get the flute to produce sound without some prep breaths, or that you can't manage to use your air properly without them? Obviously the best way to solve this is to consult a teacher. It's nearly impossible for us to get a full understanding of what's going on without bein...
by flutepicc06
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: The picc is plucking my nerves..
Replies: 6
Views: 4959

If it's airy on low notes, get it checked for leaks. What kind of piccolo is it that you're playing? Piccolo is a very different beast from the flute, and it can take quite a long time to get used to...Just be patient, and keep working on picc. Tone exercises from flute can be adopted for piccolo pr...
by flutepicc06
Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Intermediate and Advanced Flute Topics
Topic: trios for flute/violin/clarinet or 2 flutes/clarinet??
Replies: 1
Views: 2239

You (the flutists) actually have several other options. You can also play from oboe parts or any other written for a C instrument, or even transpose parts intended for other instruments. The clarinetist could read trumpet parts, or transpose as well. This opens up significantly more options to you, ...
by flutepicc06
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on Gemeinhardt Flutes?
Replies: 7
Views: 6668

DON'T DO IT!!!! Lol I had so much trouble with my intermediate gem. 3bsh the sound was so stuffy, i had terrible intonation problems, i could never play loud. when I "upgraded" to my miyazawa professional model, all of those problems went away. I also never had intonation problems or dynamic issues...
by flutepicc06
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fed up with ameture flute repair persons
Replies: 14
Views: 9892

Those are all very good suggestions, and any of those techs is likely to do a very good job for you. I don't know what region you're living in, so I'll provide a couple different names on both sides of the US. There are others, but these should give you a start. In the East: Jon Landell ( http://www...
by flutepicc06
Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha flutes
Replies: 16
Views: 19883

everyone has other experience. I don't like them And you're certainly entitled to your opinion, but they're very good (and very reliable) flutes, and whether or not you care for them, they are well made flutes that serve many people for a long time. There's nothing wrong with the cut of the 200 ser...
by flutepicc06
Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Fed up with ameture flute repair persons
Replies: 14
Views: 9892

You'll be lucky if that repair tech didn't also bend a few keys or use otherwise questionable methods to get that flute padded. Frankly, I would NEVER suggest taking a handmade instrument to anyone except a topnotch tech with a glowing reputation...They're precision machines and need to be dealt wit...
by flutepicc06
Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Ballerina vs flute posture
Replies: 7
Views: 5620

Re: Ballerina vs flute posture

Okay, so I recently started taking a beginning ballet class and have gotten a lot of tips on ballerina posture which includes stretching the spine up pulling down on the shoulders, and lastly, engaging the abdominal muscles and rolling the lower end of your tail bone in and the actual hip bones up ...
by flutepicc06
Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: my old flute's gone green!
Replies: 1
Views: 2923

The base metal is probably nickel-silver or brass...A good polish would probably remove the green, but at risk to other parts of the flute. There shouldn't be anything particularly dangerous about your daughter playing it (especially if it's for the short-term), as the green is probably just oxidati...
by flutepicc06
Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Inline G verses offset G
Replies: 8
Views: 5614

joolz wrote:Yes it does - thank you so much - obviously the right person to ask!!

Juliette
I'm glad I could help! What kind of flute are you trying to order?
by flutepicc06
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Inline G verses offset G
Replies: 8
Views: 5614

Re: Inline G verses offset G

Is inline G a thing of the past? she told me that I would have a hard time reselling it later as all higher priced flutes (semi and professional) tend to come with offset G. Is this true? For anyone who has gone from inline to offset, what is the difference - really! It's not yet a thing of the pas...
by flutepicc06
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Yamaha flutes
Replies: 16
Views: 19883

I have to disagree with you, Brina. Yamahas are certainly excellent flutes for students (and some pros play them too), but whether they're the "best" for beginners is highly debatable. As for not buying the 200 or 300 series, I disagree completely with that. I have a 221 that's lasted me for nearly ...