piccolo question

piccolo question

    
piccolo question    15:19 on Monday, February 24, 2003          
(kara)
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Hiya. I am looking for a piccolo and need some information.
1. Which is better?
a. all metal (head joint and body)
b. plastic body, metal head joint
c. all plastic
@. What brands would you reccommend/not reccommend?

Thanks a bunch in advance!

Kara


Re: piccolo question    15:26 on Sunday, March 2, 2003          
(Kandice)
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Ghemindharts are good piccolos. I play better on a piccolo with a plastic body and a silver head joint. But an all metal one is probably better quality. If you are looking for one to march with, you should probably get a plastic body with a silver head joint.
Kandice


Re: piccolo question    01:45 on Wednesday, August 13, 2003          
(Gumdrop)
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It really depends on what you`re using it for.

Metal tends to cut through the band/orchestral sound a bit too much, but is great for marching band.

Wood (which wasn`t on your list) is great for indoor ensembles, but would die if in marching band.

I`d recomend a plastic piccolo. If you march (or plan on marching) go for a silver headjoint. If not, it`s your call on silver, plastic, or wood, whatever you feel best with.

Good luck,
Gumdrop


Re: piccolo question    18:08 on Wednesday, August 13, 2003          
(Corinne)
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ok, while we`re on piccolos, i have a question too...
ok, i can play fife and recorder and oboe, is piccolo similar to any of these?? would it be easy to learn?? b/c i need an instrument for marching band. would picc be fairly easy to learn??

thanks!

Corinne


Re: piccolo question    21:09 on Wednesday, August 13, 2003          
(Gumdrop)
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Picc is harder than flute (according to most people).

Secondly, I don`t know about the fife, but I don`t think any of thoes are very similar to the picc.

Good luck,
Gumdrop


Re: piccolo question    13:33 on Saturday, August 16, 2003          
(sarah)
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picc is pretty easy, if you`ve played flute. your lips have to be A LOT tighter for picc than flute though so it takes some getting used to. it also takes a lot of air to keep it on pitch. if you don`t know how to play flute, it will take you A VERY LONG TIME to get the emboucher- i think one that`s easy to pick up is probably alto sax or clarinet, maybe even trumpet. marching bands always need more brass than woodwinds. good luck- but piccolo is a lot harder than people give it credit for!


Re: piccolo question    13:34 on Saturday, August 16, 2003          
(sarah)
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kara-
my section marches with plastic yamahas- and they will not stay in tune with each other. i recommend wooden for indoor too- i would look for gemeinhardt plastic for marching.


Re: piccolo question    14:54 on Saturday, August 16, 2003          
(Devin)
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Hi there!
I own a piccolo and I can recommend some but it would depend on exactly what it will be used for. If you are in a high school marching band...the all silver ones get VERY VERY cold in the winter time while you are playing. Wooden ones are typically waht professionals use so if you are ready to spend that much money and put a lot of time into it than that would be fine too. The best ones to march with are the ones with the black bodies and silver headjoints. I personally like Yamaha piccolos the best for marching band and Jupiter silver piccolos for concert band. I hope that helps!


Re: piccolo question    17:28 on Saturday, October 18, 2003          
(hi)
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gemeinhart


Re: piccolo question    17:29 on Saturday, October 18, 2003          
(me)
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