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by paddler
Tue Feb 06, 2024 3:04 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Anyone like the big round embouchure?
Replies: 20
Views: 2381

Re: Anyone like the big round embouchure?

RoberTunes, it seems to me that you are making two claims here (please correct me if I'm wrong): (a) that an embouchure cut with a blowing edge that runs parallel to the long axis of the flute is more efficient because it is perpendicular to the direction of air flow from the player's lips, and (b) ...
by paddler
Sat Jan 27, 2024 2:04 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Flute Crutch?
Replies: 8
Views: 1307

Re: Flute Crutch?

You might also find it helpful to look up the pipers grip which has different contact points and uses the hands in a different position compared to more conventional ways of holding the flute.
by paddler
Sat Jan 27, 2024 1:59 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Flattening the second octave
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Flattening the second octave

I was under the impression that you were only sharp in the second octave, and not the first. I don't think that is caused by a coverage issue, because covering more embouchure hole should flatten both first and second octave more or less equally. It may be worth experimenting with various levels of ...
by paddler
Thu Jan 25, 2024 10:25 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Frequency in a square tube
Replies: 13
Views: 1678

Re: Frequency in a square tube

I thought that what mattered was the cross-sectional area of each point in the bore, regardless of the shape. I'm inclined to agree that cross-sectional area matters. After all, bore-perturbations and tapered bores influence tuning. Some whistle makers seem to achieve their bore compression in the ...
by paddler
Thu Jan 25, 2024 10:12 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Flattening the second octave
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Flattening the second octave

I’m not really sure if the jaw jutting out is what’s causing it to flatten (my guess is that it isn’t). Perhaps it’s making the octave switch easier, allowing me to blow lighter, bringing the note into tune. I think you are right. The tiny movement of the jaw helps to switch octaves, allowing you t...
by paddler
Thu Jan 25, 2024 1:16 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Flattening the second octave
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Flattening the second octave

You need to work on tightening up your embouchure, especially in the second octave. It is common for new players to have a fairly large, open, embouchure ... and here I'm talking about the gap between your lips, not the hole in the flute. This is not only inefficient in terms of air usage, but it al...
by paddler
Thu Jan 18, 2024 1:42 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Frequency in a square tube
Replies: 13
Views: 1678

Re: Frequency in a square tube

kkrell wrote: Thu Jan 18, 2024 1:24 am Just like baking (from The Cheesecake Cookbook, by Kevin Krell)
Yes, assuming the pans are all of equal depth. :D
by paddler
Wed Jan 17, 2024 4:43 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Frequency in a square tube
Replies: 13
Views: 1678

Re: Frequency in a square tube

I thought that what mattered was the cross-sectional area of each point in the bore, regardless of the shape.

But I look forward to reading a post from someone who actually knows!
by paddler
Tue Jan 16, 2024 11:59 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: A message from beyond the grave...
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Re: A message from beyond the grave...

I generally use heat to separate stuck slides, and this can often give a clue as to what caused them to get stuck. Shellack and beeswax seem to be quite common culprits, and sometimes bore oil. It may well be the case that some tight-fitting slides end up seizing due to moisture and corrosion, but a...
by paddler
Tue Jan 16, 2024 4:13 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: A message from beyond the grave...
Replies: 18
Views: 1997

Re: A message from beyond the grave...

All flutes get breath condensation, but many don't have stuck tuning slides. So I'd say it is unlikely that breath condensation is the main cause. There are lots of ways you can gum up a slide, and sometimes they even corrode together depending on the combination of materials involved. I've encounte...
by paddler
Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:37 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Wood Whistle Makers
Replies: 26
Views: 2436

Re: Wood Whistle Makers

Most of the flutes I've profiled have flare that only extends to a point within the foot section. In other words, the minimum bore diameter is located within the foot section at a point that is somewhat closer to the socket than to the bottom end of the foot. I have no idea what is optimum, but I ha...
by paddler
Wed Jan 10, 2024 5:49 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Wood Whistle Makers
Replies: 26
Views: 2436

Re: Wood Whistle Makers

Using a flare in the foot of the bore makes a lot of sense. I'm not sure why it is so rare to see it in whistles. Probably because there are so few conical bore whistles in the first place, combined with constraints imposed by the manufacturing process of those that do exist. If you look at conical ...
by paddler
Wed Jan 10, 2024 3:08 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 11938

Re: Double hole whistles?

I see no evidence to support the argument that all Ukrainians can play this without having problems, or even that most can. The only evidence you have offered is that you yourself can play a whistle like this and have yet to experience hand problems. It is also clear that some Ukrainians can play th...
by paddler
Wed Jan 10, 2024 2:18 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 11938

Re: Double hole whistles?

Ukrainians don't play Irish traditional music on these! Different music has different requirements. And the traditional Ukrainian Sopilka didn't have 10 holes like this. This is a modern invention to try to make it fully chromatic. No doubt the traditional instrument had better ergonomics, and this ...
by paddler
Wed Jan 10, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 11938

Re: Double hole whistles?

I'm curious how the fingering works on that instrument. Can A, B, and C sharp be fingered with the left pinky down? Is cross-fingered C natural possible? Note that this instrument is in C, so I'm going to assume that your question is asking about the A, B and Cnat notes as they would be fingered on...