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by Jayhawk
Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:27 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Does an easy-to-play flute lead to a lazy or poorly developed embouchure?
Replies: 5
Views: 207

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

Wow, that's a doozy of a question and my answer will truly be just my opinion after playing 25+ years. I think playing an easy to play flute leads you to playing flute much more often which leads to your embouchure improving overall. I have had flutes that were more difficult to play and they did im...
by Jayhawk
Wed Feb 14, 2024 4:48 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Amateur Maker - Progress?
Replies: 24
Views: 3545

Re: Amateur Maker - Progress?

Beautiful!
by Jayhawk
Tue Jan 23, 2024 8:15 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Best beginner whistle for ensemble?
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Best beginner whistle for ensemble?

I bought a box of feadogs directly from the manufacturers and they're consistently good. I use them when teaching beginning whistle to groups.

Just another idea...buying in bulk they ended up being really cheap...still have another two or three classes worth of them in the basement.

Eric
by Jayhawk
Sat Jan 20, 2024 10:14 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Current 8 key delrin/polymer flute makers
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Current 8 key delrin/polymer flute makers

Thanks Loren!
by Jayhawk
Sat Jan 20, 2024 6:40 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Current 8 key delrin/polymer flute makers
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Current 8 key delrin/polymer flute makers

iain beag wrote: Sat Jan 20, 2024 1:44 am Dave Copley has stopped making 8 key flutes in both wood and delrin but he still makes 6 key flutes.
Iain
Oh bummer. Michael Connolly did the same...brief period of 8 keyed flutes but dropped back to 6 keyed.

Eric
by Jayhawk
Fri Jan 19, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Current 8 key delrin/polymer flute makers
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Current 8 key delrin/polymer flute makers

Thanks Loren...I do think I recall Terry making them and hopefully he still does...I am interested in something similar to my circa 1830s Henry Wylde but in delrin instead of cocus.

Eric
by Jayhawk
Fri Jan 19, 2024 12:02 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Current 8 key delrin/polymer flute makers
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Current 8 key delrin/polymer flute makers

I am curious who out there other than Dave Copley is making 8 key delrin/polymer flutes. Please feel free to post other 8 key pymer flute makers active these days. Thanks!

Eric
by Jayhawk
Mon Jan 08, 2024 10:10 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Amateur Maker - Progress?
Replies: 24
Views: 3545

Re: Amateur Maker - Progress?

Really nice work!

Eric
by Jayhawk
Tue Jan 02, 2024 8:16 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Beginner flute question: Carbony, wood, etc
Replies: 12
Views: 1911

Re: Beginner flute question: Carbony, wood, etc

jefff wrote: Tue Jan 02, 2024 7:13 am In particular I’ve discovered that the used flute I’ve started with is designed for small hands with offset angled holes and a significantly narrower body.
Offset holes drive me nuts and I find too narrow a body hard on my hands, too. I'm sure you'll be much happier with the Forbes!

Eric
by Jayhawk
Fri Dec 15, 2023 8:47 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: FS: O'Brien Whistle Set
Replies: 2
Views: 1689

Re: FS: O'Brien Whistle Set

PM sent for pics...thanks.

Eric
by Jayhawk
Tue Dec 12, 2023 12:14 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Beginner flute question: Carbony, wood, etc
Replies: 12
Views: 1911

Re: Beginner flute question: Carbony, wood, etc

Walt Sweet is a great guy, and his Shannon was an amazing flute, but I have not owned his Clare model but would expect it to be meticulously good. I have owned all the others, and the Forbes was my least favorite. Forbes is a Pratten model based flute, and if you want a Pratten, I much preferred my ...
by Jayhawk
Mon Dec 11, 2023 1:47 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Beginner flute question: Carbony, wood, etc
Replies: 12
Views: 1911

Re: Beginner flute question: Carbony, wood, etc

It's so easy to go down the flute rabbit hole seeking the holy Grail of flutes (I sure did). Time spent on your current flute will not be wasted for sure!

Eric
by Jayhawk
Mon Dec 11, 2023 9:35 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Beginner flute question: Carbony, wood, etc
Replies: 12
Views: 1911

Re: Beginner flute question: Carbony, wood, etc

Welcome to the dark side of woodwinds! I've a bit of experience with Carbony flutes, but I've only played a handful over the years. The maker, whose name alludes me, use to have a booth at the KC Irish fest when he was new to making flutes. My experience is that his early flutes were definitely lack...
by Jayhawk
Mon Dec 11, 2023 9:19 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Somers flute blows flat
Replies: 17
Views: 2626

Re: Somers flute blows flat

Loren wrote: Sun Dec 10, 2023 11:49 am

Is there any way you can easily get the flute into the hands of another decent player to see if it plays up to pitch for them? That’s often the quickest way to sort out whether it’s the flute or the player.
I'm 100% with Loren on this...it's the best test out there.

Eric
by Jayhawk
Sat Nov 25, 2023 8:48 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: The long foot c and c# keys
Replies: 11
Views: 2235

Re: The long foot c and c# keys

To chime in with Richard, my current Henry Wylde and former E. Baak and F&P, all with pewter plugs for the low C and c#, have worked perfectly and been in perfect tuning as well.

Eric