Intermediate flute shopping for my daughter

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jacqueline@mielke.us
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Intermediate flute shopping for my daughter

Post by jacqueline@mielke.us »

Hello,

My daughter is in the process of researching and play-testing intermediate flutes and has narrowed her search to two (I think):

Trevor James Virtuoso (with Split E Mechanism and C3 Trill)
Powell Sonare 705 (with Split E Mechanism)

Does anyone have experience they can share (good and bad) with these two flures?

Many thanks.

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Re: Intermediate flute shopping for my daughter

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Both of those are reputable flutes and either would be a good choice. Your best bet is to have your daughter try them both and see which one is more comfortable to her. The C# trill key is a nice option because it provides some optional fingering for various notes.
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jacqueline@mielke.us
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Re: Intermediate flute shopping for my daughter

Post by jacqueline@mielke.us »

Thank you. My daughter has played both and likes them very much. We're leaning toward the Trevor James Virtuoso because it offers the C# Trill with Split E mechanism within an affordable range. She would have to go up to the Powell Sonare 905 to get both of these options and is a little beyond our budget.

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