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Exactly like flute players themselves, flutes are fussy. One bad pad and it's curtains.
But back on topic, the flute is damned fussy! Its the instrument that if you don't practice it, your chops seem to go away quickest and are the hardest to rebuild back up. Not my favorite to play, but quite capable at it!
Just because it has open holes doesn't make it a high end flute, I discovered. It was a Pearl flute, not a name I'd ever heard associated with flutes (drums, yes, flutes, no) ... and they didn't show at our appointed rendezvous, so I never got a chance to try it out.
Got a grand piano (Steinway) sort of and a flute but no "fiddle". HA!
Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis
The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
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By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
In regards to turtlejimmy:
Pearl flutes are a pretty high-end make, and open holes (though I can't tell much difference) make it sound better. It also helps you to use correct fingering or so my girlfriend (a very, very good flute player) says. So, if it was going for $40, I'm sorry to say, but it is probably fake, a scam, or in such bad condition that it'll cost more to repair it than to buy one brand new.
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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Trumpet, the best piece of brass you'll ever have.
I can play trumpet really.
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