Instruments

  • Have you or your student recently started back to school, only to find that your playing is a bit…rusty? Don’t worry, we won’t judge you. Lots of students take the summers easy when it comes to playing your flute, and you may find that when you pick it back up again, that it is in need of some repair and maintenance. We […]

  • Successful beginnings (repost)

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      August 6, 2019
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    Around the beginning of every school year, it gets crazy busy here at the Indy Flute Shop. Since I am a Paige’s Music employee, I also help beginning customers start their students on brand new instruments, which always comes with lots of questions! In between phone calls and lines of customers, though, I always find myself thinking abo […]

  • NFA convention FOMO

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      July 30, 2019
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    The National Flute Association annual convention, held in beautiful Salt Lake City this year, starts on Thursday, and unfortunately I will not be attending this year. My daughter was born in April and I have just returned to work, so making the trip just wasn’t in the cards this year. I’ve been having some serious FOMO (fear o […]

  • Graduate to Yamaha

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      April 9, 2019
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    Hello friends! We have some really exciting news for you this week. As in years past, Yamaha is featuring their “Graduate to Yamaha” promotion for the second quarter of this year (April 1-June 30th) for qualifying instruments. In previous years, these have included the professional-level 500-700 series flutes, as well as wood […]

  • FAQ: What should I play?

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      March 26, 2019
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    This week in our series on how to be prepared to try new instruments, we’re tackling the question, “What should I play?” Many students walk into the shop and can feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the choices. Don’t fret! My job is to make this process as easy–and hopefully fun!–as possible.

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  • Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be tackling some common questions and concerns that people have when they’re preparing to come and try a new instrument. Whether you have been playing for 1 year or 25, it’s really important to come prepared to test a variety of instruments to best meet you or your student’s […]

  • Music Madness Sale

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      March 5, 2019
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    Paige’s Music News about band and orchestra rentals, sales and service in Indiana
    It’s time once again for what is probably our favorite time of year here at Paige’s Music and the Indy Flute Shop: our annual Music Madness Sale! Shoot and Save. From March 21st through the 23rd, you’ll be able to come in to the store fo […]

  • Flute scales, part 2

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      February 26, 2019
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    A couple of weeks ago, I attempted to dive into the extensive and complicated history of how flutes are built to be in tune with themselves: their scale. To summarize, the flute scale determines how well the notes play in tune to each other, octave to octave, and also determines the timbral balance of the notes. From a mechanical standpoi […]

  • A quick history of flute scales, Part 1

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      February 12, 2019
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    Okay, the title of this post sounds kind of boring, right? Stay with me–I’m not talking about scales in the etude/exercise sense! This week I’m delving into a history of how flutes are built to be in tune with themselves, or its scale. With the help of the justflutes.com blog, I’m going to attempt to break down the […]

  • Digging deeper into cold weather issues

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      January 29, 2019
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    Every year around this time it seems like we get a nice little arctic blast in the Midwest, and this one is truly going to be one for the record books. Those of you who have followed my blog for a while know that I have previously written about avoiding temperature extremes with your instrument, but I wanted to dive a little deeper into t […]

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