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4winds
Posted on: Dec 1 2008, 07:03 AM


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Greetings:

I am getting some noise on the audio when I encode a wav file to mp3. I am using cakewalk pyro software. The wav file sounds fine but picks up noise when I transfer it to mp3. Other transfers to different formats seem good. Anyone have any ideas? thanks......
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Posted on: Oct 28 2008, 09:57 AM


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Hello Friends:

The " Eighth Sign" of the Hopi Prophecy says the time will come when a people of a different race will come and grow their hair long and learn the ways of the red man. This "sign" arrived in the 60's and is now revealed. Sun Bear proclaimed that the drum was for everyone. I assume the flute would be under the same. Even Chief Seattle in one of his greatest speeches said " We may be brothers after all" time will tell. Playing flute is part of a world wide healing and cultural revolution that is happening at this time. No one owns the wind or the truth. Our truth is revealed in our actions. I know our history and I have come to the conclusion that ignorance will not heal the past. We are in this together. The human kingdom is not divided on the medicine wheel. It is in one location and given the power to determine. We take the wood and the wind and we play............because we can.
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Posted on: Oct 17 2008, 09:18 AM


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Greetings:

Its easy to play notes.....but not so easy to communicate something. I am at the beginning of playing but feel that simply playing a clever sequence of notes is not enough. I am trying to develop a language and a style I guess you could say. So when I forget the notes.....I cannot forget the language.
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Posted on: Oct 9 2008, 07:22 AM


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QUOTE(Jon Sherman @ Oct 7 2008, 01:10 PM) *
4winds,

It would be good to read more about the "red road" in this forum. What does the "red road" mean to you? And how do the values it represents influence your making or playing of the native American flute? Gratitude if you care to respond, understanding if you don't.

Jon

Greetings jon:

The red road is the good road. I believe the native flute helps each of us tap into our true being. It helps us bring the truth of who we are and connects us on the original web of life. People love the flute and that joy makes the road become wide, The flute expands our possibilities of relationships and to our own breath. Travel well my friend..........4 winds
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Posted on: Oct 8 2008, 12:10 PM


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Hello All:

Forgot to mention the pa system I use is 165 watts per channel RMS. I have found that you need more power than you might think.....especially when playing outdoors. 165 watts is not alot. My equipment is rack mounted in gator cases......including the lexicon delay unit. I use a sure sm 58 mic. My feeling is why not spend the money on a really good delay reverb unit. Most people have thousands in flutes.......a couple hundred bucks on a good delay is worth it.
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Posted on: Sep 28 2008, 09:03 AM


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Hey Jeff:

Did you use the house sound system.......also what was you mic set up for this ....with changing flutes and such. Ive never been to Clowes but must have been great to play there.
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Posted on: Sep 22 2008, 05:11 AM


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QUOTE(Michael VanRaes @ Sep 21 2008, 10:20 AM) *
First of all let me say that The John Stillwell flute I ordered has arrived and it is pretty impressive. It's one of his collecter series in E of wenge and shedua with purpleheart accents. Very strong tone and accurate tuning. It's also pretty easy on the eyes. I'll do more business with AT Flutes...

Now my question. Does anybody know a maker named Richard Maynard/ Laughing Crow Flutes?
What's your experience? I'd appreciate the info...Mike

Greetings:

I had Richard tweek a flute for me last year. He was excellent to work with and did the flute at once. He was honest for sure. peace.......
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Posted on: Sep 14 2008, 06:35 AM


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Hello All:

Its seems a new frontier is opening in the field of thought and right relationship. Old ideas that held so much substance are seen now as misinformed in my way of seeing it now. The previous posts leave me with hope and a positive affirmation that many are on the road ......a red road that suddenly seems wider than before. Keep walking.
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Posted on: Aug 23 2008, 01:49 PM


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Hello:

I had a flute tweeked with sucess by Laughing Crow out in AZ. The flute went south on me during the winter and would not breathe right it seemed. Not enough air moving. He did a good job and was very careful with the flute. He told me what he was going to do and how it would alter the flute. The low note would overlblow just a tad more than it used to he said. He was exactly right and the flute has played well every day since.
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Posted on: Aug 19 2008, 08:45 AM


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Hello All:

I heard that very fine violins are exposed to loud classical music in a special room for days before they are sold or used by anyone.
In this same report they said that a new violin could be ruined if put and played in the wrong hands after it is made. Not sure where I heard this but it must all have to do with vibration and break in.
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Posted on: Jul 29 2008, 12:47 PM


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QUOTE(kally @ Jul 29 2008, 09:32 AM) *
How long does it take you before your flute gets so wet it doesn't play. Am I particularly spit bound or does this happen easily with everyone?



It happens to me alot. I believe its mostly condensation. Depending on the weather, I have had flutes wet out in a few minutes. I just go to another flute. I have a flute that plays well it seems even when wet. Its difficult in the winter here in the Midwest. If I was a serious NAF recording artist, I would move to a warm dry climate to reduce wet out problems.
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Posted on: Jul 17 2008, 07:17 AM


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Hello All:

There are 4 winds so perhaps 4 keys. East wind= Spring......perhaps key of A for the rising light . South Wind=Summer.....growth and fullness.....perhaps f sharp. West Wind=Autumn....goes within time.....low D maybe.
NorthWind= Winter.......rest and renewal.......almost any key will immulate that quality. peace.....

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Posted on: Jul 10 2008, 12:07 PM


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Hey All:

I use a Shure SM 58 mic. Its an excellent 100 dollar mic. I like the ability to adjust the distance between the mic and flute. For example on high notes, I back off the mic a bit. Also when you hear excessive air from flute/mic you can make an adjustment with no fuss. You can experiment with flute/ mic distance and placement and hear alot of variation. The lavalier has its own very distinct advantage in certain ways as well. I have never used a lavalier on a flute. For recording I personally would always choose a corded mic. Ive never played on a real stage.........but the wirless lavalier has a big advantage in appearance in that situation. peace......flutes.
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Posted on: Jul 3 2008, 07:52 AM


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MITAKUYE AYASIN: A cornerstone type word which means " All My Relations" All meaning not just humans, but all the plant, animal, and mineral kindgom as well. We are all realated to all things. peace......
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Posted on: Jun 26 2008, 09:47 AM


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Hello Mary:

Greetings from Lenape Country, and UNAMI Camps of Ole Indiana. ........4winds.
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Posted on: Jun 24 2008, 10:35 AM


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JIIM:

He seemed cool about it in the interview. He was going around the U.S. meeting the NA folks and he said he caught a real angry vibe. He flat out said he asked.......what is wrong???? So their were many things said at that point and he somehow felt their pain so to speak.
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Posted on: Jun 24 2008, 06:01 AM


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QUOTE(4winds @ Jun 23 2008, 07:06 AM) *
Hey All:

I got word that the U.S. is looking into a formal apology. A Senator from Kansas is playing a key role. peace....4 winds



Hello Jiim: Yes ....the story was on NPR with a interview with Senator Brownback ® Kansas. He said he thought an apology from U.S. was forthcoming. Also....there was an offer made in the last days of the Carter years to provide money for the broken treaty concerning the black hills. (1868 Laramie Treaty I believe) That offer was flat out rejected to the best of my memory. peace....flutes.....4 winds.
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Posted on: Jun 23 2008, 07:06 AM


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Hey All:

I got word that the U.S. is looking into a formal apology. A Senator from Kansas is playing a key role. peace....4 winds
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Posted on: Jun 20 2008, 09:34 AM


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QUOTE(ladyapache @ Jun 20 2008, 05:34 AM) *
hello everyone,
I am from south of Dayton ohio. I just started playing the flute i did play the recorder when I in school years ago so the native american flute has always been in heart. I still am very shy about playing but i guess I will get over that. I only have one flute right now I guess that it is good enough to learn on. wish me luck.

Greetings from Indiana: Just wanted to say I am heading Ohio way in August for the Sun Watch flute event. I guess its a great place to buy flutes.
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Posted on: May 8 2008, 12:30 PM


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Noisy Bear:

I plan on buying at least one more (new) flute from him, in the near future. I appreciate the fact he is really pushing the boundries of the flute in design etc. I have alot of respect for what he is producing. peace......4 winds.
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Posted on: May 8 2008, 09:57 AM


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Hello Noisy Bear:

Concerning the John Stillwell flultes. I have a signiture flute in A. I dont care for the flat top. I find it harder to find and stay in the holes. I dont care for the uneven weight distribution of the flute. It has a small voice as well. Have to blow hard . It does have a smooth voice, and tuning seems excellent. The mouth of the flute is great and of course the flute is like a piece of art. I just wish it was more responsive. The block did not sit completely level on it, but I improved that with some light sanding. Something I did with hesitation. The no wet out feature works fine. I purchased the flute used so perhaps that says something. In terms of craftsmanship......ya....its a real piece of art.
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Posted on: May 7 2008, 09:44 AM


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Rick:

Muncie Hotels are within 10 miles. We can do 50 folks in rooms in the 4 main buildings. Then there is camping here and a nice campground just a mile to the south. The campground is on a nice 1200 acre lake, to the south. We did the midwest drum and dance festival for 13 years. We have a drum maker who lives here full time. One of the drummers sold a Coyote Oldman fllute here a couple of years ago, and got some of us here playing flute from that one sale. We have a sweat lodge and a sacred place called Native Circle. A nice place for photography also.
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Posted on: May 7 2008, 07:38 AM


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Hello :

I am checking on the flute player bronze. It very well might be the same picece you are thinking of. The Appeal to the Great Spirit was Dallins most popular work. He did 4 pieces depicting the 4 stages the NA went through in their relationshp to the white man. The Appeal was the 4th stage or the last stage. The NA is simply asking the question .........why. Muncie and Deleware County Indiana is one of the few places that has honored its NA past. The Deleware were here during white settlement. The Miami invited them into Indiana and gave them the land area that Rainbow Farm sits on today, along the White River. Sorry.....I kinda like NA history and details. peace......4 winds.
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Posted on: May 6 2008, 11:58 AM


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Hey Rick::

Selma is next to Muncie, Indiana. Famous for David Letterman and Ball Jars. Muncie does have 3 fantastic bronze NA statues . The appeal to the Great Spirt, and The Last of The Buffalo from Cyrus Dallin. There is a new bronze downtown called the flute player. Its a NA full size bronze of a flute player in the sitting position. Not sure why sittting ? The Dallin pieces are world class pieces and the appeal to the Great Spirit is 100 years old. The Last of the Buffalo is 9 feet tall and a total work of art. Both pieces were commissioned by the Ball family. The Ball Corp. left Muncie back in the 90s. and went to Colorado. peace.....4 winds.
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Posted on: May 6 2008, 06:34 AM


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Hello:

I forgot to mention there is a empty concrete silo on the property that provides natural delay and reverb. The silo gets used by alot of groups who like to sing and chant. Would be a nice place to record.
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