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Thread #91367   Message #1841560
Posted By: GUEST,Jack Campin
23-Sep-06 - 03:48 PM
Thread Name: need advice flute, recorder, cold weather
Subject: RE: need advice flute, recorder, cold weathe
It doesn't take much wind to stop a transverse flute from producing any sound at all (even worse with Boehm flutes, the open-standing padded keys funnel the wind into the bore). A recorder can keep going in much worse weather.

It's damaging to play a wooden instrument in extreme cold for long.

Your tuning will be all over the place as the instrument warms up and cools down. Not much you can do about that.

The ultimate nightmare instrument to play in the cold is an Overton whistle. They have a *metal* fipple, which means every you time you come in the thing will block with condensation and reduce your dramatic entry to a gurgle.