By Tammy Evans Yonce
I'm thrilled to have had the opportunity to try (and then
purchase) a wooden Powell headjoint. I was interested in experimenting with the
different color possibilities that I could get with the headjoint, and I
haven't been disappointed. Having studied Baroque flute for a short while, I
was curious if the headjoint would allow me to create that warmer wooden sound
with so many subtle color variations that are possible on Baroque flute.
|Tammy Evans Yonce|
Not only are there a lot of color possibilities with this
headjoint, but I've been really happy with how well it blends with other
instruments. As a flutist who plays a lot of chamber music, it's nice to have a
few headjoint options so that it is possible to choose the one that blends best
with the particular instrumentation with which I'm playing.
|Dr. Yonce in a recent recital with the grenadilla headjoint.|
I've used this headjoint quite a bit in my daily
practice as well as in recital since buying it earlier this year. It has been a
flexible, useful addition to my Powell collection.
Find Dr. Tammy Evans Yonce on the web:
Powell Profile: https://powellflutes.com/recording-studio/artists/tammy-evans-yonce-0
Personal website: www.tammyevansyonce.com
I recently purchased a wooden head joint made by Di Zhao that a friend had offered to let me try. I literally fell in love with the sound! It fit my old commercial Haynes flute...so sad I couldn't use my Powell. So now I have the warm, full sound and my orchestral, bright Powell sound. I am loving them both!ReplyDelete