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#1 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 14:58

I finally bought one (see profile). A friend used to work for Dawkes, and I asked him to get me one and he said, No, you've got enough on your plate.

It's only an Eastar EFL-1 (£66 incl. delivery). Good for the money, but probably a waste in the long run. The violin is certainly a thousand times more important to me. It sounds a bit noisy, but then so does the violin up close. I need to record myself to see if the hisses disappear at a distance.


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#2 JimD

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 15:13

If you're new to the flute it'll take a while to get a decent tone out of it (even out of a quality instrument).  Airy sounds are normal for a beginner.

 

Hat's off to you for having a go though. :)


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#3 helen_flute

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 16:27

Good luck and enjoy it!

 

And definitely don't worry about the hisses/airyness, that's totally normal and takes time and effort to get under control. Although eventually it's something you may want to add back in for some pieces!


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 18:15

No sound at all is also fairly common - it is unfortunately also normal for it to sound even worse at a distance!


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