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 Post subject: Piccolo?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:26 pm 
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So we have the flute and have stopped reeling! :D
She is grade 7/8 and now would like a piccolo - given the volume it will need to keep tune well and we would like to stick to a small budget.
We will probably go to the shop where we bought her flute but any recommendations would be fab as if we could buy one from eBay.
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 Post subject: Re: Piccolo?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:56 pm 
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Can't help with recommendations I'm afraid, but my cousin who plays both flute and piccolo prefers the piccolo as "it's the only instrument you can hear in the orchestra!" :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Piccolo?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:02 pm 
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I'm investing in ear plugs for her when she practices and strangely enough for the rest of us too.

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 Post subject: Re: Piccolo?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:09 pm 
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moved - it could have been the violin or something enormous like the harp or double bass. :D

I'd go to the shop to see what she prefers and ask her music teacher what s/he would recommend.


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 Post subject: Re: Piccolo?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:49 am 
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I played the piccolo in various orchestras/ensembles years ago and absolutely loved it - hope your daughter does too. Just have to listen carefully for tuning as yes you will always be heard above everyone else! And it is possible to practise quietly; a good piccolo can have a very sweet tone. My knowledge is a bit out of date but I had a Yamaha. I'd speak to a specialist woodwind shop like Just Flutes in Croydon, or one nearer wherever you live.


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