If you are American, SSC endorses voting in this presidential election. Andrew Gelman, Nate Silver, and Aaron Edlin calculate the chance that a single vote will determine the election ie break a tie in a state that breaks an Electoral College tie. It ranges from about one in ten million if you live in a swing state to one in a billion if you live in a very safe state. The average American has a one in sixty million chance of determining the election results.
It was George who first showed interest in the flute. The brothers borrowed a flute to copy and started flute making at an early age. They worked together for about six years and made both silver and wood piccolos. The brothers split up in George move to California and started making instrument under his own name, as well as repairing instrument.
It is probably from this time period that your instrument was made or from his stint of making in New York that lasted Rant assessment around Your piccolo may be 65 to 70 years old.
What marks are on the instrument? As you know, it was William S. Haynes who founded the current Haynes company. A fascinating history of flute making that is now over a century long. How to choose a flute.
Greene Buying a flute is in my opinion at least as stressful and complex as buying a used car If, however, you are so unfortunate as not to enjoy these advantages as I lacked, when buying my Rant assessment then you must be much more attentive and much more patient.
It is basically a "weeding out" process, in which you first settle on what basic type of flute you want, pick some well-known brand names, and then have some of each sent to you.
Before beginning the process decide how far you wish to progress on the flute. In my case I know full well that I will never be anything like a Galway or Rampal -- which by the way does wonders for my ego -- so I immediately eliminated the upper-end flutes made of such precious metals as gold, Aurumite or platinum.
I also had bad experiences with the low grade student flutes, so out they went too. That leaves the middle grade flutes by reputable manufacturers. You must decide if you want a B or C foot; open hole or plateau; offset G or inline; split E mechanism or not; pointed French arms or not.
These are personal preferences and depend on your style of play. If you have specific questions about any of these options, the members of the FLUTE list, which include people far more knowledgeable than myself, can almost certainly answer them.
In general, the more silver in a flute the better. Models begin with all silver plate, then move up through: Whether the springs are gold or not is another personal preference. I can tell you from my own experience, that flutes which look identical can easily be extremely different in price; further, that this price difference is usually justified, believe it or not.
The minute differences in headjoint manufacture and design, particularly, make huge differences in the sound. I am naturally skeptical and a tightwad and I had to be convinced of this; but now, I believe it.
When playing, check for leaks at the pads. Check the mechanism, key by key, for free and fast motion. Check for clicks, pops and other noises. Make sure that the head joint and foot fit the body, smoothly and securely but not overly tight. Check for bent keys such as the g key which sticks out and can be damaged easily.
Take a piece of music you know well and play it on each test flute. One will feel more fluent and easier to play than the other.
Try to over blow the flute into the second and then the third octave; a good one will over blow easily, without "screaming" in the third octave. See if the flute can be made to play fortissimo in the low notes and pianissimo in the high ones.
Try to do fast octave or double-octave leaps, allegro, without missing notes.TRI developed the RANT amid a period in which drug courts weren't applying the science-based knowledge suggesting that levels of supervision should be based on an assessment of risk.
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