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Selecting the Best Pads for Your Flute

By Rachael Simon As a professional flute repair specialist, one of the most common questions I receive from flutists is, “What kind of pads should I get?”. I love getting asked this question, because pads are probably one of my favorite things to talk about. It’s for good reason–there are few components that are as crucial to the sound…

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L’ottimizzatore di flusso aereo per flauto traverso

By Marco Gaudino ©TUTTI I DIRITTI SONO RISERVATI CON VALIDITÀ IN TUTTA EUROPA E NEI 172 PAESI CHE ADERISCONO ALLA CONVENZIONE DI BERNA  ©Depositato presso Ufficio brevetti di Roma È una mia creazione quale supporto didattico alla mia metodologia di insegnamento. Consiste in una fascetta in plastica o altro materiale flessibile che inserita in uno o più punti del…

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The Inventor of the Bb thumb lever on the Böhm flute: Theobald Böhm or Giulio Briccialdi?

by Ludwig Böhm The year 2021 marks the 140th anniversary from the death of two outstanding flutists and innovators. On this occasion, I would like to make some remarks about the relationship between Theobald Böhm (1794–1881) and Giulio Briccialdi (1818–1881). Besides, I want to inform about the modification of the Bb thumb lever by Briccialdi and correct the widely-held…

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Flute, one of the finest and most sensitive musical instruments

by Amin Kashanchi Why the flute needs so much maintenance and repair? A pianist needs a piano technician only when the piano gets out of tune. A guitarist meets with a technician only to fix a broken guitar. Most of the brass instrument players know how to fix the problems of their instruments by themselves.But for the woodwinds, and…

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