My new flute has arrived

My new flute has arrived

How long would it take to “break it in”? I was playing an easy flute before.

It’s a fully keyed Glenn Watson black wood.


Wooo I’m so happy that it’s ready.

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Congrats!! I know how that feels, I got my Ormiston in the end of August.

Ormiston’s notes on flute care say about the ‘breaking in’ period:

“Ten minutes at a time for the first week, 20 minutes for the second week and 30 minutes at a time for the third week. This may be repeated a number of times each day, but the flute should be allowed to ‘rest’ in between these periods of playing.”

But I think more patience and tears is spent on getting used to the keys, than on the frustration of the ‘playing in’ period. Patience and loads of practice is all I can recommend (to myself as well..)

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Good stuff, flauta.

Hope you enjoy it. Can’t see how you could make a nicer sound on it, though. The sound you were *already* making was totally gorgeous! I look forward to hearing you play it. Don’t suppose you’ve now got a flute that’s surplus to requirements, have you? 🙂

[Oh, and btw, See? I made it back in one piece to Dub. Ha! OK, X had to drag me half the way … though she was kind enough to say she didn’t.]

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Wow, I’ve just gotten a 6-keyed G. Watson flute: it’s easy playable and light, with a nice sound… you’ve only to practice a lot! 🙂

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Wow ! Good luck with it and many, many happy hours with great music!

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Second the mcGee’s advice.

Have fun with the flute.

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Good luck!

Enjoying my relatively new Martin Doyle keyless. Very slowly getting the breathing better - that was/is my first and biggest hurdle.

Max

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thanks for the feedback, i should have added that i’m not a beginner to the flute, just new to the type of flute i’m going to be playing.

btw Benhall, i knew you could get back to dub in 1 piece.

Though i reckon you were “good value for money” in the pub downing your pints of plain in Dublin (getting merry with 1 or 2 pints, rather than the usual 5 or 6) owing to your “trip” back with aideen.

Keep well.

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Why do some musicians think that if they buy a new instrument they will suddenly turn into Matt Molloy, or whoever. There is no such thing as a flute that’s ‘easy’ to play.

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mariaphilmurphy, from my message above, I never implied i would turn into a Matt Molloy (or whoever) after buying a new flute.

I approached Glenn as i played one of his flutes for 6 months before purchasing it and i was extremely happy with it.

Also, Christmas has come early for me as I have always wanted a Rudall&Rose model flute.