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JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER

News and happenings at Boundless Flute, plus tips and tricks for playing in the summer's heat and humidity, and keeping your flute happy all year long. 

UPDATES AND CALENDAR

New Phone Number

Boundless Flute now has an official business line! Text or call (860) 613-5688 to schedule appointments, get advice, or talk flutes.

Next Available Appointments for COAs and Overhauls

We're now scheduling in October! Don't wait to schedule your yearly maintenance. Spots fill up fast, and nothing makes us sadder than turning away good people with grouchy flutes because we don't have time to help. 

Boundless Flute will be closed June 8 - June 17.

All calls, texts, and emails will be returned on June 18th. 
SWEATY SUMMER PLAYING
 
We've all been there, playing an outdoor concert in 80 degree heat, flute sliding off our faces, fingers slipping all over the place. What's a flutist to do?

Fortunately, there are some great products out there to help with summer playing woes!

Lip Plate Patches: make your own from a postage stamp or masking tape, or buy premade ones from companies like Yamaha or Protec.

Finger Patches: stick them to your flute under your left hand pointer and right hand thumb to keep your flute from slipping. For a DIY version, try masking tape or moleskin, or buy a product like Flute Gels or BG France Non-Slip Flute Cushions

DO I REALLY NEED A COA EVERY YEAR?

Mostly, yes.

Here at Boundless Flute, our main goal is to make sure that you don't have to fight your flute to make the music that you want to make. 

Flutes are little machines with a lot of squishy parts that wear out and shift over time. We, as flutists, are really good at adapting to those little shifts, and we don't realize how hard we're working. 

A yearly COA (clean, oil, adjust) helps you stay on top of those shifts so you don't develop bad habits by unconciously compensating for them. It also cleans the inside of your mechanism and gets fresh oil inside the hinge tubes, preventing metal-on-metal friction that can cause damage. You paid a lot of money for your flute, and it's worth making sure it doesn't wear out prematurely. 

Is a yearly COA right for everyone? If you play for 4+ hours per day, you may want to have a COA every 6 months. If you play only a few times a week, you could stretch things out to 18 months. If you're not sure if your flute needs a COA, bring it in for a free estimate - our goal is to help you perform at your best, and we'll evaluate your flute honestly so you're not paying for unnecessary work.
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CURIOUS ABOUT LEFREQUE SOUND BRIDGES?
You may have noticed players like Emmanuel Pahud using a strange-looking device on their flutes. LefreQue sound bridges have made waves in the flute world lately. People who love them say that it enhances their tone and brings life to their sound. Curious? LefreQues are available to try at Boundless Flute! Contact us for a trial, or shop now. 
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