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Author:  chrisgs [ Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Received my Tipple, wow.

In spite of not having blown a transverse flute at all in the better part of two decades, I can get a fairly tolerable tone out of the lower, and about half of the upper, octave. I don't put this up to any particular talent of mine but to the ease of playing designed into Mr. Tipple's work.

Can anyone recommend any ITM flutists and whistlers in St. Louis who teach?

Author:  keithsandra [ Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Received my Tipple, wow.

I suspect most people who started with a Tipple still have it, even though they may have experimented with an accumulation of other flutes in the meantime. I have 12 flutes now including Olwells and thought I'd whittled my focus down to my MnE RnR and Shannon. But, dagnabbit, after all these years I still go back to my shiny white immediately loud and responsive Tipple. You Tube is full of expert Breton, ITM and Classical music Tipple players. Tipples would be even more popular if they didn't shake buyers' confidence by being priced at the bottom of the flute market along with the barely playable stuff.

Best wishes, Keith.

Author:  AaronFW [ Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Received my Tipple, wow.

chrisgs wrote:
Can anyone recommend any ITM flutists and whistlers in St. Louis who teach?

Mark your calendar for the St. Louis Tionol (https://www.tionol.org). Apart from that, once you have 3 posts you could try sending Hack with a Flute a private message; I believe he lives in St. Louis, he may have some recommendations.

Author:  awildman [ Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Received my Tipple, wow.

The Gannons run a music school there, AFAIK. They have been slow to answer emails in the past. Probably best to walk in or call.

Author:  jiminos [ Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Received my Tipple, wow.

I've had at least one Tipple in my kit for over 15 years. I've given a few away, but always kept one around. Always will. They're loud, responsive, articulate... And bomb proof.

I have other flutes. An M&E, a Shannon, a Summers, a Nacht Meier (spelling?) and a Billy Miller. I had a Desi Seery that I miss horribly. Had some Sweethearts and Burns. But... I find that I often reach for the Tipple.

Anyway.. Keep on tooting.

Author:  chrisgs [ Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Received my Tipple, wow.

Thanks for the suggestions and replies.

Definitely think I am going to have to employ a piper's grip on the left hand since a more classical grip puts my wrist at a angle it doesn't like.

I look forward to getting some in person instruction. I have no problem learning from "absent teachers"--videos, books, whatnot--but I do want to get some direct coaching to keep from forming any bad habits/techniques.

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