Tootin'-Twang’s one hundred and seventy-four comments

  • Re: Why do so many more men contribute to TheSession than women?

    The only way to improve any perceived poor situation I would imagine is by active contribution. The session I regularly attend is split more or less fifty/fifty male and female participation ( I don't know how representative this example is ) and is often... more…

  • FS: Rare Antique 8 Key Flute by Wolf & Figg

    Hello everyone, I am selling my antique 8 key Cocus flute, by Wolf and Figg. Please see the following link for more information. :) more…

  • Re: Attention Flute Players - Please Read!

    The first joint on a wooden flute has the potential to be the largest condensation sump on the entire flute, and is at its most capacious where the L.H. tenon has shrunk. This problem often, understandably, goes unnoticed by the player. As Jon Dodd point... more…

  • Re: Flute Grip

    As others have mentioned, sitting upright and keeping the flute as horizontal as you can may help alleviate the problem of the flute slipping from your grip in a downwards fashion. Gravity and the continual hammering up and down of six or seven fingers ... more…

  • Re: Bamboo Irish flute?

    I think the answer is in the first sentence of the O.P. where GDeka states "Beginner question alert!" Some Bamboo flutes are certainly up to the job, but from what I can see, your scope of makers is limited. A flute from Billy Miller is both affordable ... more…

  • Re: Bamboo Irish flute?

    Patrick Olwell discontinued the Bamboo flutes many years ago, and used examples still command a good price on the used market to this day. Had he continued making them, who knows how far he would have developed them. Maybe something along these lines - h... more…

  • Re: Bamboo Irish flute?

    Patrick told me that he stopped making the Bamboo flutes mainly because of the 2,000 mile round trip and having to source depleting stocks of suitable cane length sections himself. He did not mention that he thought the material was in any way inferior fo... more…

  • Re: Bamboo Irish flute?

    I have no idea regarding the quality of the flutes made by this lady you encountered, but my point is they can be wonderful session flutes if professionally made, but there are many out there that are not. If you know an experienced flute player, you cou... more…

  • Re: Bamboo Irish flute?

    I have a few Bamboo flutes by Billy Miller, and found them to be very good players. Also a couple of ones made by Patrick Olwell, which are nothing short of exceptional. I believe Barna Gabos makes a range of them, and although highly recommended, I hav... more…

  • Re: FS: 4 Key Boxwood Flute

    This lovely little Boxwood has found a new owner, and I would like to thank those who have shown interest. :) more…