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by jim stone
Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:42 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Does an easy-to-play flute lead to a lazy or poorly developed embouchure?
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: Does an easy-to-play flute lead to a lazy or poorly developed embouchure?

Also some easy to play flutes go very deep. They suck you in. Olwells
by jim stone
Fri Feb 02, 2024 12:47 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Flute Crutch?
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: Flute Crutch?

Just to second Steve's suggestion that you see a teacher. Good to do this at the beginning of flooting anyway.
by jim stone
Fri Feb 02, 2024 12:41 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Flute Crutch?
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: Flute Crutch?

hi the mike m method is discouraged by teachers, but it is an option anyway. Best to see if you can do it another way first. With pipers grip the weight of the flute is borne by the left thumb. When I use pipers), my left thumb is pushing up, and it's a bit on the far side of the barrel. The rt thum...
by jim stone
Wed Jan 24, 2024 5:15 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Flattening the second octave
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: Flattening the second octave

Strong focused embouchure, blow down into the hole, try to play the second octave notes less loud (or at least no louder) than the first octave. I think of 'crafting' the second octave notes. Takes practice.
by jim stone
Mon Dec 25, 2023 10:08 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Beginner flute question: Carbony, wood, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 2103

Re: Beginner flute question: Carbony, wood, etc

Also if you buy a flute worth buying you can later sell it to help fund another. That's happening on chiffandfipple and also the Irish Flute Store and other venues. The choice isn't written in cement.
by jim stone
Sun Dec 17, 2023 2:39 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Wooden Boehm flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 1984

Re: Wooden Boehm flutes

The Boehms lent themselves to mass production, and they are cylindrical--both mean the maker has less to do and so lower the price. Also supply and demand are playing a role. The makers of the best 8 keys were, after the Boehms came in, still making 8 keys for a long while too and I expect the Boehm...
by jim stone
Sun Dec 17, 2023 1:09 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Wooden Boehm flutes
Replies: 23
Views: 1984

Re: Wooden Boehm flutes

here you go. https://www.irishflutestore.com/product ... -headjoint

Also the Irish Flute Store sometimes sells old wooden Boehm flutes by good makers (Blayne is helpful). Such flutes are also available occasionally in other venues online, so if you watch them you will probably find one.
by jim stone
Tue Nov 28, 2023 9:49 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Sticky key advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Re: Sticky key advice

Better off for having you, kiddo. And it sure makes a difference to have flutesmyths onboard to help us all through.
by jim stone
Sun Nov 26, 2023 1:27 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Sticky key advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Re: Sticky key advice

Got it. Took off the key, put cork grease on the end of the spring and also lightly filed the edges of the newish pad. This is a grand flute and it was unstable in my hands cause of the Eb key, which no longer sticks. Megathanks to you both.
by jim stone
Fri Nov 24, 2023 2:23 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Norman Rockwell The Love Song, 1926
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

Re: Norman Rockwell The Love Song, 1926

Just struck. And perhaps it says something about the artist.
by jim stone
Thu Nov 23, 2023 8:31 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Norman Rockwell The Love Song, 1926
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

Re: Norman Rockwell The Love Song, 1926

I was struck that the flooter was playing one of our flutes. 1926
by jim stone
Thu Nov 23, 2023 12:16 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Sticky key advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Re: Sticky key advice

Many thanks, guys. Appreciated.
by jim stone
Wed Nov 22, 2023 6:09 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Sticky key advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Sticky key advice

I have a lovely powerful Rudall Carte flute (bought from IFS) and the Eb key is sticky. It sticks at the beginning until there's enough pressure from my pinky and then it descends suddenly. I play with my pinky resting on that key and it's a problem. I've taken the key off, filed it, filed the woode...
by jim stone
Mon Nov 20, 2023 10:42 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Norman Rockwell The Love Song, 1926
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

Norman Rockwell The Love Song, 1926

Check the flute, and the flooter's hands.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ckwell.jpg