Messages do not appear
Because postings reach the list with no problems 99.99% of the
time, FLUTE is configured to *not* include a copy to the sender. The
theory is that if you wrote it then you probably don't need a copy. If
you don't trust the system or would like to see your posts on FLUTE,
send the message:
SET flute REPro
*Note: remove any signatures and other text from your message.
You may think that receiving a copy of your own posting is
confirmation that everyone on the list has gotten a copy. Not so.
There is NO reasonable way to know when someone received your
posting, or whether they read it.
Please note that for people with gmail systems or domains which
forward messages to gmail systems the repro command does not
seem to work.
Mail and Vacations
You can temporarily suspend mail (and remain subscribed) by the
command: SET FLUTE NOMAIL
to resume mail, use: SET FLUTE MAIL (if you prefer individual
or: SET FLUTE DIGEST (if you prefer digest)
Send these commands to:
Remove all signatures and put nothing else in the body of the
Seeking contact information
From time to time list members post messages on FLUTE looking for
contact information (email, phone, address, etc.) for long lost friends,
former teachers, or other individuals.
For a multitude of reasons many people do not appreciate having
their private contact information shared in a public forum. Personal
contact information for individuals is of limited interest to the large list
membership. For those reasons, messages of that nature should
NOT be posted to the entire list.
We do not give out email addresses without permission but we have,
in the past, been useful in assisting contact between list members. If
you are looking for a specific individual then please ask us at
rather than posting to the entire list.
We thank you for your continued attention to keeping your list
messages focused on the topic of flutes and flute playing.
1. Send the message: INDEX FLUTE
You will soon be sent a list of all available logs on the system.
2. Send the message: GET FLUTE LOGNAME
*NOTE: remove signatures and place nothing else in the body of all
messages sent to listserv.
Each log will contain at least one week's worth of messages and not
just separate daily digests so these files are quite large.
Searching FLUTE logs
* SEARCH ON THE NET *
* HOW TO SEARCH USING EMAIL*
To search for the term "open hole" in the FLUTE list you would send
a message to
and simply type:
Search 'open hole' in FLUTE
That message would result in the following being returned from
Item # Date Time Recs Subject
------ ---- ---- ---- -------
000189 96/03/29 09:17 39 Pellerite book and Cooper scale
000306 96/03/31 20:07 16 Re: Second Hand flute
000491 96/04/04 15:30 115 Re: PVC Pipe Flute
To order a copy of these postings, send the following command:
GETPOST FLUTE 189
GETPOST FLUTE 306
GETPOST FLUTE 491
* NARROWING THE EMAIL SEARCH *
It is possible to add further parameters to your search in order to
narrow it. You can limit a search by date with a "since. . . " predicate.
Likewise, you can limit by sender and/or by the subject line with a
"where . . ." predicate. For instance:
Search 'open hole' in FLUTE since 94/01/01
Search 'open hole' in FLUTE where sender contains
Search * in FLUTE where sender is XXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Search * in FLUTE since 97/01/01 where subject contains
These are all valid search commands that should dramatically
reduce the number of entries returned to you.
Email address harvesting
Email address harvesting is often done for the purpose of creating
bulk emailing for various enterprises. Please know that we
(listowners) do NOT condone such activities on FLUTE and have
done what is possible to prevent that kind of activity. The FLUTE
membership list is NOT available to anyone except the list owners.
Email addresses of list members are not given out without
If you have been bothered by bulk emailings and suspect that they
might be a direct result of your participation on FLUTE then please
DON'T HESITATE to write to us at
Bulk mailers are quite often quick to change their practices when
they become aware that their emailings are offensive to many.
Retrieving FLUTE files
FLUTE has and will continue to compile various files that may be of
interest to list members. This notice will outline the files that
presently exist and explain how list members may obtain copies.
FLUTE Welcome Message
Contains list commands and other useful information that may allow
you to solve various list problems and answer many of your
Stolen Flutes List
Contains an up to date listing of flutes and piccolos that have been
reported as stolen. Also contains instructions regarding how to report
a stolen flute or a located one. List members are encouraged to
distribute this list as widely as possible with the hope that this list will
have some effect on the retrieval of stolen flutes.
Sacred Music for Flute
The list of sacred music was contributed by the members of FLUTE.
The categories included are: Collections, Descants/Obbligatos,
Individual Solo Pieces, and Pieces for Two or More Flutes. The list is
not intended to be exhaustive and further contributions are welcome.
Only music that is scored specifically for flute is included. Sacred
vocal works that can be played on flute and scores for "C
instruments" are not listed, for example. A list of publishers that
specialize in sacred music publications is included and the user of
this list is encouraged to explore them further for creative ideas.
The FAQ list was created by David Dahl with content provided by
subscribers to the FLUTE list. The purpose of this FAQ is to cover
topics of demonstrated interest to FLUTE subscribers and give a
jump-start to new members. Hopefully this will provide a wealth of
useful topics which have not been thoroughly explored. Presence on
the FLUTE FAQ is not meant to exclude a topic for further
discussion, but to serve as a starting point.
Beta blockers and performance anxiety in musicians (FAQ)
Research paper prepared for FLUTE by members:
Karla Harby, freelance writer and amateur flutist
Kathrin Kucharski, clinical pharmacist and amateur flutist
Sarah Tuck (committee chair), professional flutist
Julia Vasquez, professional flutist
March 17, 1997
FLUTE pronunciation guide
A pronunciation guide prepared by Mike MacMahon and Robin
Horne that provides instructions about correct pronunciation for
difficult to pronounce names.
Send all messages to:
*Note: remove all signatures and place nothing else in the body of
Policy on flaming
Messages deemed by the list management team to be inflammatory,
demeaning, or defamatory will not be tolerated. We have no intention
to censor discussion or disagreement but insulting personal and/or
business attacks and public fighting are not welcome here. In the
event of a flaming message list managers will take immediate and
appropriate action to minimise any further occurance from that
Unusual circumstances may require special action. We will do what
is necessary to keep our forum friendly.
In the interest of 'fairness to all', we request that anyone who feels
unfairly attacked should write to
to discuss the possibility of a one time public rebuttal.
Unanswered Questions and
Once in a while questions posed by some of our younger members
have gone unanswered by the list membership. We would like to
suggest that if your list question has been sent to the list and NOT
answered within a few days that you write to us at
(list owners address) so that we might provide the answer or point
you in the right direction to find an answer.
The FLUTE list has been in a constant state of growth since its
inception. Many members have been with the list since the very first
day and have had the opportunity to observe and participate with all
of the usual list subjects as they have come up. A great many topics
are of the recurring type and do tend to become redundant for long
standing members. FLUTE has been compiling FLUTE files with the
intent of providing answers to a great many of the basic and more
popular questions. The second edition of the FLUTE FAQ contains a
wealth of information that has been provided by many list members.
English as a second language
If you are one of our members for whom English is a second
language, please know that we welcome your contributions to the
list. You are invited and encouraged to participate in the discussions
even though your use of the English language may be less than
perfect. Your ideas, questions, and the content of your messages are
what is valuable and important.
Because the vast majority of our list members are English speaking,
we must discourage the use of non-English languages on the list.
Inappropriate private responses
We've occasionally been informed that list members sometimes
receive unkind, and in some cases harassing or flaming, private
emails as a result of their activity on the FLUTE list.
If at any time you receive a private message that you feel is unfair,
harassing, accusatory, or extremely negative in other ways, we want
you to know that the list managers are open to hearing complaints
about such inappropriate emails.
Posting a public message does imply some degree of risk. People
may strongly disagree with your ideas and seek you out individually
through email, especially when they know that public flaming is not
tolerated on FLUTE. We aren't responsible for what happens off the
list but we would take your complaint very seriously and might also
be able to help in some way, especially if we get more than one
complaint about a specific person. Your name and information will be
kept in strictest confidence. By letting us know your situation, you
may also help prevent other list members from experiencing the
We especially hope that any list member who receives a private
email that is hateful, derogatory, or insulting, will not let that deter
him or her from further posting. We do not want those situations to
occur, and will do our best to support you. Please write to us at if it
seems like the right thing to do.
Keeping your PC healthy
It is essential that if you use a PC to communicate with the FLUTE
list, that you have current antivirus software installed on your PC,
maintained and kept up to date. This helps keep your PC free from
virus infections which might spread to computers of your electronic
“friends” (anyone whose email addresses are held in your email
system). Some of these addresses may be FLUTE list members.
However it must be emphasised that it is highly unlikely that any
virus would be spread by the listserv system.
FLUTE management team
Nelson Pardee (list owner): is a retired computer programmer at
Syracuse University. Though he does not play the flute, he has
enjoyed listening to the "growing up" of his daughter's flute playing
and to many fine players. He treasures his many flute playing
friends, including those met electronically through Flute.
John Rayworth (list manager): is an amateur flute player who has
taken early retirement from his career as a Civil Engineer and
Computer manager in order that he might concentrate his energies
on flute teaching and practicing. He plays with local amateur groups
and gives the occasional local recital. He lives in North West
England (UK) near the City of Carlisle and the Lake District.
These are the people who do the work that makes the list a reality.
Nelson, & John do list administration and formulate list policy;
assistance and reminders will come from these people (or folks they
explicitly designate). List members should disregard any monitoring
messages that do not appear to come from any of these people.
Because we're a team, all non-routine matters are discussed
between appropriate team members.
If you have questions about the FLUTE list, please email the owners,
Nelson Pardee, and John Rayworth at:
We strive to keep the list free for talk about flute, so please send
suggestions, concerns, non-flute issues, and questions about list
operation to flute-request. We will do all we can to make your time
on FLUTE informative and enjoyable.