Guys, I didn't even KNOW this flute existed until Julian from the Flute Center of New York told me about it! And, in fact, it's so new that as of right now, it's not even listed on the FCNY website yet! They even sent it to me COMPLETELY unopened. :O It was surreal to be the first person to open it. So fresh!
I definitely feel like this flute might fit someone who's bigger than me (mouth-wise and hand/arm-wise), but even so, it was still incredibly easy to play. It was one of the fastest ones to learn for me (some flutes take a few days for me to figure out), so for people who tend to only use the front half of their mouth to play the flute, this would be an easy and quick adjustment.
This was a fun one to make, and I hope you guys like the flow of the filming/editing style more. I decided to try the flute while talking about it, and it seems to flow more naturally for me. Thoughts? :)
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Eastman 420SE-BO (for now, call or email FCNY to try or purchase!)
- Intermediate flute
- silver handcut headjoint
- sterling silver body
- silver-plated mechanism
- B foot (with gizmo)
- offset G
- split E mechanism
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So I'm up late editing this video because I filmed this really late. I couldn't decide if I wanted to follow the exact method I usually use for my FCNY videos and put off filming for a bit longer than I think I should have. Whoops!
I ultimately decided to just go old-school YouTube: sit in the front of the camera, pull out whatever I'm reviewing, and let the camera catch my genuine reactions. It felt so great. There's something oddly magical about the low production value. I hope you guys don't mind. :)
Well, I hope you guys enjoy my review of this fife. It's so fun that I might have caused most of my Discord friends to leave the call while I was trying it out one night... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
My goodness, guys, it's REALLY getting hot over here--literally! I couldn't film upstairs without looking like I was dying in a sauna, so I just took my camera downstairs to film in a nondescript corner. I oddly love the super casual feel of this, and I felt super comfortable talking to the camera. It might not be the most produced look, but you get me at my realest. I guess it's one of the other? I'm still feeling that part out.
Anyway, the topic of this video is something that I've been working on with a few of my students over the past half year or so. I still feel like I'm rambling a bit, but I do feel like I've at least solidified some of my thoughts about this now. What are your thoughts?
Stay cool, and I'll see you guys next week. ;)
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I noticed quite a few of you want more "Practice with Me's"! So, why not? I went scrounging around for well-known pieces that I for some reason hadn't had the opportunity to study yet, and the Kuhlau Grand Solos popped up in my findings. I had to try them!
I can't wait until I can upgrade my audio setup. My dream is to have a room where I can have my audio setup 24/7, and I'd be able to use it for online lessons, reviews, and "Practice with Me's". I currently don't even have the space in my room to accomplish. Oh well--one day! Gotta be patient. :)
Hope you guys are having an amazing weekend, see ya next week!