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    The British "flaut"...

    In another thread recently, I was trying to explain why Brit flute-players call themselves flautists. It’s actually because we have a type of flute over here called a flaut. I was explaining that it doubles up as a kind of pea-shooter (great for aiming at the 1st violins during your 54-bar rests). What I forgot to mention is that, being somewhat longer than the normal flute, it’s also great for hanging out your washing

    Anyway, the point is that I just found a picture of it on the web






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    Re: The British "flaut"...

    I hope that will be sampled for GPOA . . .
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    JonRay, you fit into this fine family just great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonray
    In another thread recently, I was trying to explain why Brit flute-players call themselves flautists. It’s actually because we have a type of flute over here called a flaut. I was explaining that it doubles up as a kind of pea-shooter (great for aiming at the 1st violins during your 54-bar rests). What I forgot to mention is that, being somewhat longer than the normal flute, it’s also great for hanging out your washing

    Anyway, the point is that I just found a picture of it on the web





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    Re: The British "flaut"...

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    I hope that will be sampled for GPOA . . .
    Heh heh..... maybe even GPOVA (very advanced...)

    BTW I wonder if Gary has ever thought of sampling one of these? :

    If you're unsure, apparently it's a contra-bass flute (I say apparently cos I don't own one, and had only heard of them recently). The triangular bit isn't part of the flute; it's a frame supporting the flute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonray
    If you're unsure, apparently it's a contra-bass flute (I say apparently cos I don't own one, and had only heard of them recently). The triangular bit isn't part of the flute; it's a frame supporting the flute.
    I've seen one of those performed live! They're amazing to see/hear in person, as the act of playing adds to the performance itself! Even the valves themselves make amazing little additions percussively to the playing, since they're so huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonray
    Heh heh..... maybe even GPOVA (very advanced...)

    BTW I wonder if Gary has ever thought of sampling one of these? :

    If you're unsure, apparently it's a contra-bass flute (I say apparently cos I don't own one, and had only heard of them recently). The triangular bit isn't part of the flute; it's a frame supporting the flute.
    Hi,

    The big one in the foreground is actually a *double* contrabass flute (lowest note B0 - the lowest B on the piano). Behind her (and notice she's standing on her tip-toes to reach the embouchure hole) and to the right, you can see another player trying to figure out how to assemble the "regular" contrabass flute (range down to B1 - bassoon register).

    These flutes are made by Kotato*: I think that only about 3 of the double contras exist so far.

    Grant

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    Yay, a double contrabass flute! Just the instrument I've been wanting to write a concerto for . . . but I was waiting to make sure it existed
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    Re: The British "flaut"...

    Tell you what - you could *really* hang your washing out on that thing!
    Thanks CDG for the info. Fascinating.

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    JonRay,

    you could hang the washing machine on that sucker !
    dp

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