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by rogervj
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Simple vs Boehm Air Requirement?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Simple vs Boehm Air Requirement?

To be clear, I find that I can play my Burns Rudall, my Copley standard, and my Powell Boehm using the same embouchure with the same air requirements to produce good tone. The difference in volume is noticeable though. The Rudall being the more quieter, the Copley being more ...
by tstermitz
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Tips for a solid low D on Lesouëf flute.
Replies: 18
Views: 370

Re: Tips for a solid low D on Lesouëf flute.

... caveat might be that the success of applying her specific advice for a low-D depends on whether you already have some strength or control in your embouchure. It benefited me at this specific time in my training - five years into flute. I'm not sure that a younger me would have been as successful. ...
by Loren
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Tips for a solid low D on Lesouëf flute.
Replies: 18
Views: 370

Re: Tips for a solid low D on Lesouëf flute.

... work wonders, assuming you can manage to avoid passing out :twisted: Good time to also practice your actual full breath in technique, as well as embouchure efficiency. Take a deep breath, focus and direct your embouchure, start and maintain a well (diaphragm) supported airstream and hang on that ...
by msupples
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Simple vs Boehm Air Requirement?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Simple vs Boehm Air Requirement?

... on YouTube for learning during the pandemic. Key fingering aside, I find the air requirements similar. The difference for me is that the Irish embouchure is much more focused and specific for each brand of Irish flute. Coming back to playing the Boehm after playing the Irish is easier than ...
by rogervj
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Simple vs Boehm Air Requirement?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Simple vs Boehm Air Requirement?

... on YouTube for learning during the pandemic. Key fingering aside, I find the air requirements similar. The difference for me is that the Irish embouchure is much more focused and specific for each brand of Irish flute. Coming back to playing the Boehm after playing the Irish is easier than ...
by Sedi
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Simple vs Boehm Air Requirement?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Simple vs Boehm Air Requirement?

... than boehm flutes, I don't think a general rule applies. Too much depends on a number of factors that vary from maker to maker: -- design of the embouchure -- especially how "sharp" it is and how big -- inner diameter -- size of the holes On the flutes I made for myself I tried to make ...
by kildarekonga
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Is best flutes when it is loved by nice flutists?
Replies: 22
Views: 8958

Re: Is best flutes when it is loved by nice flutists?

... it. Or sold them flutes they could manage. They liked the flute. Just not the tuning. And I've played flutes by Michael and Chris, and found the embouchure didn't suit me. But never have had the time to delve further in as to why. I imagine that flute makers are the fussiest in regard to embouchure. ...
by GreenWood
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Basic wooden flutemaking method, and resources
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

Re: Basic wooden flutemaking method, and resources

... basis that a flute tuned within 10 cents either way of center is acceptable as tuned, that is a range of 20 cents, all with only minimal change of embouchure or air pressure (needed to change octave) although I personally aim for a 10 cent range, and possibly others look for an even smaller range, ...
by GreenWood
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: [Solved? ] Bringing low D into line on Rudall short foot
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: [Solved? ] Bringing low D into line on Rudall short foot

... there is a sound clip here. https://e.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=XZz4eJZPIuayW27mdkP6Ov5kazyMFizld70 This is all blown straight and even, no embouchure change etc. First sample is original flute (@ 60 cents) [ ed.in 50 cents in recorded example, min 20 cents by pushing low D and bringing ...
by Narzog
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: 1st octave overblown low note, C flute
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: 1st octave overblown low note, C flute

Ya I'm not sure if you mean whistle or flute with a embouchure hole. But if its whistle. This is hard to explain. But you can blow a faster thing of air without necessarily feeling like your blowing harder by changing your blowing shape and other things. ...
by GreenWood
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: [Solved? ] Bringing low D into line on Rudall short foot
Replies: 7
Views: 522

[Solved? ] Bringing low D into line on Rudall short foot

... too many choices maybe. Some short foot Rudall based D flutes must have this solved I think by changing bore profile ? Obviously there is player embouchure, using more air (whether jet or open) to keep 1st high and so close to 2nd. Then there is lip cover in 2nd (or down angle) to bring down ...
by Sedi
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: A unique Pratten style flute :-D
Replies: 22
Views: 2670

Re: A unique Pratten style flute :-D

... to 23mm inner diameter tubes and achieved tuning with a careful balance of size of the tone holes, stopper position and size and shape of the embouchure hole. The "wiggle"-room for changes on the design is rather small however if it should sound like an "Irish" flute with ...
by GreenWood
Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: A unique Pratten style flute :-D
Replies: 22
Views: 2670

Re: A unique Pratten style flute :-D

... as design properly but the idea is simple enough) that fits into a say alu. case. This means flute tube dia. is smaller, but volume can be from embouchure, and toneholes kept large I think also. Length of tube is most responsible for freq. , not diameter. In 1 it rests on casing and forms emb. ...
by Loren
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Thoughts on the Olwell small holed flute?
Replies: 11
Views: 1152

Re: Thoughts on the Olwell small holed flute?

... session? Depends on the size of the session (4 or 40?), how many pipers (are you sandwiched between 2?) and the player, of course. I think if your embouchure and breath support are on point you’ll be heard in most sessions. Will you hear yourself as well as you’d like? Can’t say. Regarding sweetness ...
by GreenWood
Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: A unique Pratten style flute :-D
Replies: 22
Views: 2670

Re: A unique Pratten style flute :-D

... main design features. For loudness, Rudall flutes are loud and they achieve that without oversize holes, I think the volume is channelled to the embouchure. The Radcliff flute as well seems loud enough, though it maybe had larger toneholes. The point is that the sound created will come off of ...