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Ok, not a violin/fiddle, which is why the breakroom seemed the place for this. 

 

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Where are the strings?  ;)

"I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie."

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Nice! Enjoy!

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I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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HMMM... is it electric?dunno

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@cdennyb: No, but it isn't really hard to make a flute electric.  Still will usually sound better with just a mic in my opinion, though. 

 

@FinalPatriot: Not sure where the strings are supposed to go.  They forgot to send any with it.  But I think that if I can get enough rosin under those round metal parts so they quit moving any time I move my fingers, that might help some.

 

@KindaScratchy: Thanks, Diane.  I've been having some fun with it. 

 

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ooh!  Nice new flute Daniel.  Have fun with it, they are so inspiring to hear sometimes. Been loving mine for many many years :)

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Very nice piece of wood with holes in it mate. Would like to hear something played on it thumbs-up

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Thanks FD!   Woodwinds are more an instrument I "play at" than one that I ever made a real study of.  But I enjoy the sound and spirit of them and they are such fun to play!  This new one is being a bit educational, since I'm really only familiar with more primitive types.  Took me about 15 min of studying all the assorted rods and levers and doing trial and error with the electronic tuner to figure out basic fingering for a major scale and then the chromatic, but then I was able to at least play a few simple tunes. 

My others (not counting the unavoidable plastic recorders and the pennywhistle kicking around the house somewhere) are a bit more simple:

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But a bit of challenge and learning curve are just part of the fun with any new instrument.  Love the sound of the new flute, especially the low register.

 

@Ferret:  After I've had a few days on it, if I can get some quiet time to make a little recording, I'll see if I manage it.

 

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Those are really cool!  I love that bamboo one with the keys on it, perfect mix of open hole and hardware.  All 3 look like they'd be a blast.  With regards to the 'normal' flute lol they can take a bit of getting used to mainly with ambature but it comes in time and you've probably already developed that with the wooden varieties you have.  Tuning can be a pain especially if you have to loosen the top cap in order to get fine adjustments but again, with patience it comes...  Not without going partially nuts when you decide to play a different way and have to readjust again haha.  You'll probably get a kick out of this.  I can't find my 3rd wooden flute but here's the 'fife' (piccolo version) and a longer very mellow sounding bamboo that I picked up quite some time ago.  Love to just pick them up and play here and there as they don't require extra assembly like the Gemeinhardt lol.  

Just be sure to swab your new regular flute after playing which I'm sure you will :) cause otherwise you'll be replacing pads and getting it acid dipped a bit more than needed.

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Very nice new toy, Daniel. Hope we can hear some recording soon.

@FiddleDetroit: nice flutes you got there.

 

Should I join you two with my bamboo flutes as well...haha. Except that I haven't play it for a long time. Must be so rusty now.

Thank you, Daniel and FiddleDetroit for those flute pics.

 

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Daniel, now you're one step closer to your very own didgeridoo!!

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Cool! Nice fiddle! Why is it metal?... oh, wait.. facepalm 

Actually i tried a couple times to whistle with it... at last made  a conclusion that this one is more difficult than violin =)rofl

So, guys, multii nstrumentalists! Let's use all of them in the next projerct?!dancing

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Nice one! Concert flute is one of my favourite instruments. I agree with Ferret – let's hear you play it! cheerleader

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I have a 3 piece Yamaha Alto recorder. It's the closest I have ever come to tweeting. It sits in a ceder chest with the hopes that some young player (ie my daughter or in 50,000 years, her children yet to be) will pick up the flute and make it sing. With some nerve damage on my hand, I found it near impossible to correctly play, much less cover the holes. So, I settled for something far less difficult, the viol..... uhmm.. yea...

(long uncomfortable pause)  oh, look the coffee's done. gotta go   ;)

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It will take a bit of getting used to before I go making recordings.  I'm rather new to this type of woodwind so far as the keys and rods levers and etc.  But I'll try to manage at least a little something in the not too distant future.  I can say that I've found it easier to get some pleasant noises out of it in the first couple days than violin was that first couple of days. LOL

My trusty old wooden flutes, though, are one of the instruments I'll go to after violin practice when it has been a frustrating day on violin.  One of the good things about playing assorted instruments is that you can usually manage to sound at least ok on at least one of them. 

 

@FD: The wooden one with keys in my pics is a rosewood.  But I can't play it much these days.  I need to replace the pads, so it's def not sounding at it's best right now. 

The new "regular" flute seems pretty good on it's tuning, once it warms up.  I'll be interested to hear how much difference some break-in time makes, since a flutist I know says the metal ones need it just like the wooden ones.  She also started telling me about how changing the end cap or the type of stopper or stop plate can change the sound, but that is a bit more info than I need in the first week. LOL

 

 

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Nice Daniel.. Plus it adds a plus to diversify.  my wife has one of those but it hasn't been out of the box in any serious way in 15 years.  Shame because she is very, very good on the flute.

 

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Since ratvn, Ferret and Almandin wanted to hear the toy..

 

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Sounds kinda windy.......ha ha I likes it, I likes it!

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Man, that sounds good, Daniel.

As you know, I'm learning to play Scarborough Fair on violin, in every key.

Maybe you are playing it on every one of your many instruments?

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@pfish:  Yeah, woodwinds are like that.  LOL  Glad ya like it, though.

 

@RosinedUp:  I haven't been working towards playing it on all the instruments I play on (or at).  That's a bit of work to do for songs where one doesn't have the copyright and as such can't really promote them.  Traditional public domain songs and my own pieces are more where I do that, sometimes with an eye towards multi-tracking and making a little production of them.

Scarborough Fair was just one that I stumbled across the notes for on the first day of playing the instrument and I figured most folks here would recognize enough to make it a good "demo" of the new flute.

 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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