#1
ok guys so i just got my hands on a piccolo haha
cuz ive always wanted to learn
i already play saxophone, bass and guitar

so i have a few questions

#1 this thing is rlly old, and so its missing two pads and also the cover that goes on to the left of where you put your mouth, im going to get the pads replaced soon, but i was wondering how much the little cover costs, if anyone knows

#2 any tips or suggestions? i know i cant rlly play without the cover and pads, so ive just been practicing making some sound by covering the hole so far, but any suggestions or good links for when i get it in playing condition?

thanks for you help guys :]
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you didnt need to make a new thread.. :/

The other one was making me lul.
#4


But on a serious note, I don't think the pit would be able to help you. Aren't there other sites which specialise in piccolo's? Like Ultimate-Piccolo or something?
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But on a serious note, I don't think the pit would be able to help you. Aren't there other sites which specialise in piccolo's? Like Ultimate-Piccolo or something?


If that exists, its more likely a fansite.
infact i think i'll go take a look now.
#7
isn't a piccolo like mini sized ..? they aren't too expensive, buy a new one
#8
Having played the flute for a good 14 years, here's what you need to know:

Having the pads replaced is essential. If they're worn out, you'll lose any hope of having a decent tone. If they're missing, the keys they're attached to will most likely not allow you to make any sound at all. I will warn you that having pads replaced on a piccolo will probably cost you a fair amount (depending on lots of factors).

The cover on the end is less important. The replacement cost will depend on brand, material (silver, chrome, etc.). You can do perfectly fine without it, though, in most instances.

Once you're ready to play, your best bet would be to get a Hal Leonard book (think middle school music class), and go from there. The hardest part about playing the piccolo is getting as much sound out of it as you can without running out of breath every eighth note. Once you get your breathing technique down, you'll work on perfecting your airstream for specific notes (the piccolo is somewhat harder than the flute in this regard). Memorizing the fingerings for the notes is pretty easy, just make sure you follow the book. You can probably even pick up a fair amount of skill at reading sheet music if you stick with it for a few months.

Enjoy!
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Having played the flute for a good 14 years, here's what you need to know:

Having the pads replaced is essential. If they're worn out, you'll lose any hope of having a decent tone. If they're missing, the keys they're attached to will most likely not allow you to make any sound at all. I will warn you that having pads replaced on a piccolo will probably cost you a fair amount (depending on lots of factors).

The cover on the end is less important. The replacement cost will depend on brand, material (silver, chrome, etc.). You can do perfectly fine without it, though, in most instances.

Once you're ready to play, your best bet would be to get a Hal Leonard book (think middle school music class), and go from there. The hardest part about playing the piccolo is getting as much sound out of it as you can without running out of breath every eighth note. Once you get your breathing technique down, you'll work on perfecting your airstream for specific notes (the piccolo is somewhat harder than the flute in this regard). Memorizing the fingerings for the notes is pretty easy, just make sure you follow the book. You can probably even pick up a fair amount of skill at reading sheet music if you stick with it for a few months.

Enjoy!



haha ok thanks a lot man
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I got my first guitar recently and people are telling me to get pickups. I don't get it. What do they do? Do they help you when you drop your pick?
#17
use the special beam cannon?


but seriously, i dont think it would cost more than 40-50 max to replace the pads. i would suggest taking up flute first (if thats not to fruity for ya) since its easier to pick up experience on that. good luck man