It is currently Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:28 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 847 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 53, 54, 55, 56, 57
Author Message
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:45 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:43 am
Posts: 37
My Blackwood Olwell Keyless Pratten D with silver lined headjoint:

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:17 pm
Posts: 340
Location: Darlington UK
^Forgive my ignorance but what do the bottom two holes play? It doesn't look like the fingers could reach them...
Beautiful flute by the way...

_________________
You don't stop playing when you get old, you get old when you stop playing!
My musical endeavours on my blog https://mymusictree.blogspot.co.uk/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:23 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:21 pm
Posts: 12462
Location: Unimportant island off the great mainland of Europe
AuLoS303 wrote:
^Forgive my ignorance but what do the bottom two holes play? It doesn't look like the fingers could reach them...
Beautiful flute by the way...

They don't play anything. As far as I know, they're not even tuned to anything. They are kind of 'vestigial', from the two holes at the bottom of a keyed flute, used to play C# and Cnat. I have been told that some makers consider them necessary on keyless flutes for the tone. Certainly, the top one is necessary, if you're going to have a long foot, because it's the one that allows the D to speak. But some keyless flutes have a short foot, that is, they don't have that bottom footjoint at all, but just have enough length to sound the bottom D.

_________________
"Only connect!"

https://youtu.be/ezbWVysJAOY
https://tapm.bandcamp.com/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:10 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:17 pm
Posts: 340
Location: Darlington UK
benhall.1 wrote:
AuLoS303 wrote:
^Forgive my ignorance but what do the bottom two holes play? It doesn't look like the fingers could reach them...
Beautiful flute by the way...

They don't play anything. As far as I know, they're not even tuned to anything. They are kind of 'vestigial', from the two holes at the bottom of a keyed flute, used to play C# and Cnat. I have been told that some makers consider them necessary on keyless flutes for the tone. Certainly, the top one is necessary, if you're going to have a long foot, because it's the one that allows the D to speak. But some keyless flutes have a short foot, that is, they don't have that bottom footjoint at all, but just have enough length to sound the bottom D.


In the world of Native American flute there are often flutes which are longer than necessary, for adornments and such, and at the end are what are known as direction holes, but I understand they are also tuning holes, allowing the flute to be longer without affecting tuning/intonation.

_________________
You don't stop playing when you get old, you get old when you stop playing!
My musical endeavours on my blog https://mymusictree.blogspot.co.uk/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
 Post subject: Irish flute
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:27 pm
Posts: 1
Hello guys my name is Dimitris,
i am very happy to announce that i am owner of an Irish Fipple Flute from Tyrone Head the flute maker, this flute has very nice and clear sound. By the way does anyone knows the soundtrack from the You tube videos of Tyler Head instructional videos showing the process of making an Irish flute?
I am a pipemaker so i love woodcrafting and in my plans is to make 2-3 flutes from wood and from bronze. Where i can find tips about this marvelous craft?

Thank you


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:50 pm
Posts: 11
Location: Sequim, WA (skwim)
I've been trying to get into Irish traditional music the last few weeks with my mandolin. I was taken with the flutes I'd heard, looked about and presto; two are on the way. I did a lot of reading here and especially at originalflutes.com where the Sears 6 key piccolo was highly praised and at oldflutes.com where the Sears catalog of 1908 showed the piccolo I bought and, I think, the flute is a late 19th century Sears import, both from Huller. Fingers crossed, there's a 90% chance these are both in D. I have zero experience on flute.
Image

Image

edit - Just received the Piccolo and I have beaten the odds. I thought it said E flat, but the marking is "Es". anyone know what that means? All the Huller markings are there, other than there name, but none of the Sears markings. I'll check it on a tuner when I can get the lowest pitch to sound for more than a split second. It's a lovely thing and I'm glad to have bought it regardless of key. I was just going to get the flute but for $53 I couldn't resist this piccolo.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:46 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:21 pm
Posts: 12462
Location: Unimportant island off the great mainland of Europe
Sequimite wrote:
edit - Just received the Piccolo and I have beaten the odds. I thought it said E flat, but the marking is "Es". anyone know what that means?


Well, "Es", in German notation, simply means "E flat", so I imagine it's that. ("H" is B natural, and "B" is B flat.)

_________________
"Only connect!"

https://youtu.be/ezbWVysJAOY
https://tapm.bandcamp.com/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 847 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 53, 54, 55, 56, 57

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.097s | 11 Queries | GZIP : On ]
(dh)