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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:10 am 
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Hi fatmac, I really don't know anything at all about the flute, but when I play the low D whistle I need to use "The Piper's Grip" to cover the holes, which basically means using the middle of your fingers instead of the fingertips. I'm not sure if there is a flute equivalent of this but it may be worth having a look on YouTube to see if anyone has covered this subject. Without The Piper's Grip the low D whistle would also be a huge stretch.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:33 am 
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Hi, yes, thanks for your comment - that is what I am trying to achieve, but am still finding it somewhat of a stretch - in fact, I just gave it another go right this minute & managed to sound the lower notes - so I think my stretching exercises may well be working. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:50 pm 
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How is it going with the flute, fatmac?

How is the switch from Boehm to simple system flute going?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:54 am 
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I'm finding the piccolo easier, so am concentrating on that, & some high whistles that I bought - getting familiar with the hole fingering - then I'll go back & try the flute again later.

Each time I thought I'd got my embouchure, on the flute, I'd lose it when I tried getting the lower holes, which was a bit frustrating/annoying.

But I'm making some progress overall. :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:14 am 
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Actually, I felt a bit guilty after reading your post, so I went & grabbed my (simple system) flute & gave it another go - I was terrible again! :lol:

But........I gave it another shot, (about an hour later), & actually managed to go up & down the low octave a couple of times - I noticed that I had been gripping it quite hard before, so I think I need to try & relax more - I guess it just comes down to practice & familiarity. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:25 am 
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fatmac wrote:
Actually, I felt a bit guilty after reading your post, so I went & grabbed my (simple system) flute & gave it another go - I was terrible again! :lol:

But........I gave it another shot, (about an hour later), & actually managed to go up & down the low octave a couple of times - I noticed that I had been gripping it quite hard before, so I think I need to try & relax more - I guess it just comes down to practice & familiarity. :)


Good job. :) I'm glad you gave it another shot and it turned out better. Thanks for the update.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:23 am 
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Another update.

Piccolo playing still improving...........flute getting better........found that I need to hold it up higher......... now getting slightly better consistency with my embouchure, but still a long way to go with the flute, methinks. :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:55 am 
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...& yet another update. :D

Haven't been putting a lot of time in on these lately, (as I ordered a Damian Thompson delrin beginners flute), but when I have, my embouchure & fingering are getting better - my new delrin flute, (with offset holes), should be with me tomorrow - so I should know for sure if I'm getting there. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:22 am 
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...& yet another update. :D

Haven't been putting a lot of time in on these lately, (as I ordered a Damian Thompson delrin beginners flute), but when I have, my embouchure & fingering are getting better - my new delrin flute, (with offset holes), should be with me tomorrow - so I should know for sure if I'm getting there. :wink:


Oo That was fast. :)
Good ole Damian.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:15 am 
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Yes, arrived quite quickly, & on first impressions, a fab beginners flute, I'm liking it already. :D

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