Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Comparing multiple thousand dollar flutes

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Dear Flute-lovers,

I've definitely been away from the internet for awhile, (working offline,, Brahms ha ha) and so I had missed a whole generation of online flute videos that expertly compare flutes that cost from $600 to $30,000 dollars.

Eureka. At last, and ta-da! :>D
They exist now!

When I first came on the internet in the '90s there was only anecdotal evidence for which flutes sounded well, and which sounded "thin" , which carried thoughout a hall, and which took a powerful amount of blowing etc. etc.....

And the only thing that we early-internet-using fluteplayers could do at the time, was type out emails, talking about our comparison experiences and mass-typing on email listservs. Some pretty  wild anecdotes were told; but it's massively subjective, afterall. :>)

But here we are in 2019 and there are church-recorded, honestly run videos of flute demonstration/comparison tests like this one: (video)

The sound is great, and the player is great.
 I like the subtle differences and the way the player has to adjust to each flute.
(and it's the way the player PLAYS that makes the flute!)

Fabulously interesting to hear. I hope I'm not the last one online to have found this film.

We've come a long way since anecdotal evidence for what a flute player is looking for in sound quality with each level of flute.

Enjoy. You can really hear the differences.

And hahahaha, and of course those Yamaha 200s really still pull off a whole lot of workload, eh?

Best, Jen

ps. Hilarious when done on Violin by TwoSet:

Comments (2)
Blogger sensemaya said...

Hi Jenn!! Really wonderfull Video Its amazing to see what a strong column of air efficiently managed trouhg an open relaxed throath AND firm but no constricted embouchure can produce a full centered tone in any of those three fine instruments
Very impressed wirh the Yamaha!!

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 10:42:00 AM

Blogger jen said...

Well said! Exactly!!!
best, Jen

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 2:48:00 PM


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