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by PB+J
Wed Jan 03, 2024 4:55 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Symptoms of Blackwood allergy?
Replies: 33
Views: 5670

Re: Symptoms of Blackwood allergy?

I worked with Cocobolo for a while. Beautiful wood, before long it got to the point where I was sneezing with a runny nose and then with unpleasant symptoms that felt like poisoning--mild feverishness, respiratory restriction. Needless to say I quit working with it. A while ago I found a small piece...
by PB+J
Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:43 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Peter Worrell flute maker
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

Re: Peter Worrell flute maker

Those are really clever and well executed
by PB+J
Tue Nov 28, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Seeking to buy a Geoffrey Ellis Ebonite pratten flute
Replies: 4
Views: 1581

Re: Seeking to buy a Geoffrey Ellis Ebonite pratten flute

No help at all, but I have one and really like it a lot. Currently the headjoint is mated to a 19th century cocus 8-key body and the combination is a joy to play. I wish Geoffrey would go back to making them
by PB+J
Sun Aug 27, 2023 6:41 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Inhaling through nose
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Re: Inhaling through nose

I'm just happy to get through a tune!

I think taking a walk for an hour could confer far more health benefits than plying the flute for an hour, and for me considering the health benefits of playing flute are sort of like considering the vitamin content of chocolate
by PB+J
Fri May 19, 2023 6:56 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Wayne Shorter R.I.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 3931

Re: Wayne Shorter R.I.P.

That's gorgeous
by PB+J
Mon May 08, 2023 8:05 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Beginner flute upgrade: Galeon or Copley?
Replies: 17
Views: 3810

Re: Beginner flute upgrade: Galeon or Copley?

I have a copley delrin flute that I like a lot. At first I didn't--it was hard to get the "air" out of the tone. But as I've gotten a little better I've come to appreciate it more. It's quieter than my Olwell Pratten style and it feels different to play. The embouchure cut is a little smal...
by PB+J
Thu Apr 27, 2023 4:53 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: four month old flute cracks
Replies: 30
Views: 5126

Re: four month old flute cracks

So I've just come into possession of a new flute less than a week ago. I've been slowly playing it in and over the course of the past 6 days have played it for c. 1 hr in total. I found the flute a little bit breathy from the beginning and assumed it was an issue of getting used to the embouchure. ...
by PB+J
Sun Apr 23, 2023 6:24 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: What is an Irish Flute (2) - Irish Flute vs Boehm Flute - Performance
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

Re: What is an Irish Flute (2) - Irish Flute vs Boehm Flute - Performance

(in the questions that follow, I am referring to fully chromatic flutes) 1. What are the limitations of the Irish flute when compared to the Boehm flute? 2. What type or style of music an Irish flute is not capable of playing when compared to the Boehm flute? 3. Is the Irish flute keywork operation...
by PB+J
Sun Apr 23, 2023 6:19 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: What is an Irish Flute (1) - Irish Flute vs Classical and Romantic Period Flutes
Replies: 7
Views: 1748

Re: What is an Irish Flute (1) - Irish Flute vs Classical and Romantic Period Flutes

(in the questions that follow, I am referring to fully chromatic flutes) 1. What is the main difference between the orchestral flutes from the Classical Period, the Romantic Period and the Irish flutes? 2. Is the Irish flute the same flute as the Romantic Period flutes? 3. Is the Irish flute a mode...
by PB+J
Mon Apr 17, 2023 2:23 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Columbo
Replies: 28
Views: 7429

Re: Columbo

Cream soda was common in the US in my Childhood, in the Philly area. It was basically vanilla soda. I never liked it. I don't see it much anymore, but it was really common fifty years ago See, we're coming up against another little Transatlantic puzzle: soda. I'm aware that Americans use that word ...
by PB+J
Mon Apr 17, 2023 11:07 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Columbo
Replies: 28
Views: 7429

Re: Columbo

Cream soda was common in the US in my Childhood, in the Philly area. It was basically vanilla soda. I never liked it. I don't see it much anymore, but it was really common fifty years ago
by PB+J
Fri Mar 31, 2023 2:04 pm
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Upcoming book: No better boy
Replies: 9
Views: 3971

Re: Upcoming book: No better boy

Helen O Shea is a very insightful writer and clearly loves Canny's playing

I wish they would make it available as a digital edition--shipping to the states in 18 euro, close to doubling the cost of the book
by PB+J
Thu Mar 30, 2023 11:24 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Upcoming book: No better boy
Replies: 9
Views: 3971

Re: Upcoming book: No better boy

I read excerpts from No Better Boy--it's excellent
by PB+J
Mon Mar 27, 2023 8:17 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: 3D Printing, Modelling and Microtonal
Replies: 22
Views: 4219

Re: 3D Printing, Modelling and Microtonal

We live in exciting times, PB+J. Sure there are limitations to this technology at the moment, but who knows where it will lead. Indeed! I think it will likely get better. I'm still wondering about the Galeon 3d printed flute the IrishFluteStore had for sale not long ago. https://www.irishflutestore...