bsfloydโ€™s nine comments

  • Re: Tune books

    Looks great!! Will be purchasing soon ๐Ÿ™‚ more…

  • Re: To Reel or to Hornpipe

    Thanks for all the wonderful and informative replies everyone. I am learning quite a bit reading through them. May need to read through again to sort things out ;) more…

  • Re: To Reel or to Hornpipe

    Good words, Donald - thank you. I didn't consider regions being different. There have countless times I hear tunes played dotted which seems to be a norm, but I like to play them straight. more…

  • To Reel or to Hornpipe

    Hello gang! I'm hoping for a bit of explanation - when I listen to hornpipes, I hear a hornpipe with its associated dotted swing feel. However, when I listen to reels I hear either both a straight feel and also a swung dotted feel like a hornpipe. Now,... more…

  • Re: Garry Somers aluminum and delrin flute

    Thanks once again, o'muirgheasain! I will surely have a look at them. more…

  • Re: Garry Somers aluminum and delrin flute

    Thanks for the details, o'muirgheasain - that is exactly how I hold the flute. I learned this when I studied classical flute (Boehm) for the short time that I did. Obviously, the simple flute has a bit of a greater finger stretch when those keys are rem... more…

  • Re: Garry Somers aluminum and delrin flute

    Thanks everyone. I have medium to large sized hands. My fingers are long but narrow, kinda a lanky fellow I am ๐Ÿ™‚ I play with the pads of my tips, not pipers style? I tried piper style and didn't like it much. With my fingers being slim there's not m... more…

  • Re: Garry Somers aluminum and delrin flute

    Thanks for the replies! The Shannon was on my list as well but is currently out of my budget - which is what sparked my interest in the Somers aluminum. I did see the Hammy practice flute and if it is on par with the Somers aluminum, then for less money... more…

  • Garry Somers aluminum and delrin flute

    Hello everyone! I am currently playing (learning) on a pvc Doug Tipple flute of older design. I would like to add another flute and am considering the aluminum with delrin head flute from Garry Somers. I understand from the description that this flute ... more…