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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:35 pm 
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Can I just say ... I have a real problem with this thread title ... ?

It paints an enthralling picture to be sure, Ben, but do try to pull yourself together. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:45 pm 
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benhall.1 wrote:
Can I just say ... I have a real problem with this thread title ... ?

It paints an enthralling picture to be sure, Ben, but do try to pull yourself together. :wink:

I'll give it a go. It's a worry, though. :puppyeyes:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:02 pm 
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It depends on how old they are. The flutes, I mean.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:27 am 
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"It depends on how old they are. The flutes, I mean." Jim Stone


Age isn't really an issue. I play on flutes that are around 175 and 125 years old, 18 years old, 16 years old, and 36 years old. All D flutes, keyed, and keyless. It only takes a few minutes to adjust to each one. I don't find different embouchures to be such a big deal. I think it has more to do with you, yourself, as a musician, how much time you put in, playing and/or practicing a flute, any flute. The more experienced you are the easier it is to adapt. Of course you can have a favourite, preferred instrument. I now prefer my old flutes, since they have been repadded. I suspect flute players such as Kevin Crawford, Harry Bradley, Conal O'Grada, Catherine McEvoy, Tara Diamond, Órlaith McAuliffe, Seamus Tansey, to name but a few, could switch to any simple system flute and play well


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:58 am 
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Sorry. The internet doesn't communicate jokes. People take you seriously.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:53 am 
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Jim I get that you spoke in jest. I was just replying to the original posters query:

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"To my original point... Interesting comments that maintaining quality in the embouchure might be easier with flutes that are quite different, like C vs D or baroque vs Irish. On the latter example, I don't think I'd like remembering multiple fingerings.
What about playing instruments from different flute makers? Would you normally stick with one maker once you get used to their style? (I'm assuming that the embouchure cut is more internally consistent within one maker than across makers.)"


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