MarkCC’s twenty-three comments

  • Re: Flute buying question

    I highly recommend the Dixon polymer conic... more…

  • Re: Learning a second instrument in ITM

    A second instrument, particularly if it's very different from your first, can be an amazing learning experience. It can also be rather frustrating, but worth it. more…

  • Re: Whistle clog syndrome

    Oh, I didn't realise the Abell's were wood. more…

  • Re: Whistle clog syndrome

    It should work with any whistle. It's purely the chemistry of soap: it should stop any condensation from gathering and clinging inside the mouthpiece. You still get the same amount of condensation - but it doesn't gather in the mouthpiece, it runs down t... more…

  • Re: Whistle clog syndrome

    You're welcome! more…

  • Re: Whistle clog syndrome

    It sounds a bit strange... But make a very dilute solution of a mild dishsoap and water. Dip the mouthpiece of the whistle into it, and then carefully drain it, and wipe all of the soapy water off the outside. more…

  • Dixon flute, was Re: e-bay shopping

    Just in case anyone is interested: more…

  • Re: What’s your drink?

    I'm not much of a beer person. I can go for a good dark bitter beer (but I prefer a good Belgian Trappist Ale over a Stout), but only with food. If I'm playing, I'm not eating (don't want to blow chunks of food into my instrument!), and I really don't lik... more…

  • Re: e-bay shopping

    Mine is the three-peice lathe-tuned kind, not the molded, or double-headed kind. more…

  • Re: e-bay shopping

    Out of curiosity, I see lots of people discussing the Seery and M&E plastics as good. I've got a Dixon 3-piece lathe-turned flute. How do the Seery and M&E compare with the Dixon? more…