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Ekstasis

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Flutes...
« on: May 31, 2009, 06:48:35 PM »
To begin with...I know absolutely nothing about flutes...

Yeah I know Robert Rich use some kind of home made PVC flute ?
But I was wondering...is there anything similar that I can buy ?
And what are the type called ?

And is does he use more then one flute ?
The one on Somnium and the one on Electric Atlas Dei sound quite different.

I think about buying one or two...

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Re: Flutes...
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 12:30:11 AM »
Google image flutes and you'll see there are a lot of different sorts.

You'll need to actually play something to see what it sounds like and choose it carefully for both overall sound and key.

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Re: Flutes...
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 07:41:34 AM »
Google image flutes and you'll see there are a lot of different sorts.

You'll need to actually play something to see what it sounds like and choose it carefully for both overall sound and key.

That was not the answer I wanted...I was hoping..to find some site with maybe mp3 samples ???

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Re: Flutes...
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009, 08:35:27 AM »
You can shop for bamboo flutes in many places, including here:

http://larkinthemorning.com/Bamboo%20Flutes/c/9/
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Re: Flutes...
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009, 02:37:17 PM »
I've got a wooden flute my mom bought me when she traveled to Turkey a few years back. If you slowly peel off your finger from a hole you can get sharps and flats. If you blow harder you can get two seperate higher octaves. When you flutter your tongue while playling a note you get some bubbly LFO style modulation or by regulating your breathing you can get slower vibrato, and as you apply more breath you get two simultaneous notes.

I can play "the Odd Couple" on it yet sound like David Carradine in Kung Fu (R.I.P.)

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Re: Flutes...
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2009, 06:15:42 AM »
I would suggest a simple one at first, to get the blowing through the hole to make a real note technique first.  I got a simple metal flute (steel, nickle plated??) at a novelty store a few years ago.  I got pretty good at it.  Then this friend of my son had a real flute and he lent it to me, to see if I wanted to buy it.  It was absolute hell on my wrists.

I've also got a didjeridu, a kazoo, and about half dozen harmonicas.  Lots of fun, but not good enough to record.

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Re: Flutes...
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2009, 07:37:45 AM »
You can shop for bamboo flutes in many places, including here:

http://larkinthemorning.com/Bamboo%20Flutes/c/9/


Thanks I might send them an mp3 sample of the robert rich flute, and they will tell me what kind of flute I should buy.

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Re: Flutes...
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009, 09:56:19 AM »
You can shop for bamboo flutes in many places, including here:

http://larkinthemorning.com/Bamboo%20Flutes/c/9/


Thanks I might send them an mp3 sample of the robert rich flute, and they will tell me what kind of flute I should buy.


if you've never played one before, you might want to consider going out and trying a flute in a music store; the embouchure can be
a tough thing to develop. not at all trying to discourage you, and good luck with the quest-