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Coordination with Category:Wikipedia requested musical instrument audio files?[edit]

I noticed that several of the instrument articles on my watchlist have been recently tagged with {{Musical instrument requested}} on their Talk pages. Maybe there is interest here in coordinating efforts to add audio to pages that have been identified? It would be good to develop a guideline for what type of content is desirable in an audio file for inclusion on instrument pages. --Theodore Kloba (talk) 16:03, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

List of Flute Makers page suggestions[edit]

First, I see very little "advertisement-like" content on this page. I'm researching Boehm system wooden flutes and found the list useful, if cumbersome, and if I were looking for a high-end flute I would find the links very useful -- where they work at all.

That said, an adjectivotomy would please me. "Well-known," "historic," "famous dynasty," distract from parsing useful information.

I wish it were possible to separate mass-production instrument factories (Conn, Bundy, Armstrong, etc) from specialist flutemakers (George Koregelos, Louis Lot, Albert Cooper,) though I can't quite see how to do it: which is Haynes since they created a group of lower-end flutes for higher-end students?

Also, it seems to me that it would be useful to separate flutes as used in bands and orchestras -- one dare not say "traditional" in this context-- Boehm system, C, A 440 or thereabouts, metal -- from the makers of wood flutes, possibly including the two makers of Boehm system wooden flutes (Abell and Verhoef). It would be to their advantage (and mine).

I've listed makers and other items I feel are problematical below.

First, I do not feel that links to Facebook pages are appropriate. Some but not all of the FB-linked makers have websites and appear to really make flutes. (Miguel Arista, Brian Bertrem)

The link to Aihara flutes ( is not what I'd call functional, or maybe the page as such no longer exists: it's a screen of plain text in Japanese characters only.

I don't see that this is a necessary addition to the description of Michael Allen flutes: "Myall-Allen - brandname for treble flute in G made by Allen and sold by Jonathan Myall Music (a.k.a. Justflutes)". Possibly it approaches self-promotion.

The listings for the Arista flutes are confusing and I don't feel that linking only to a Facebook page is appropriate (Miguel Arista).

Bruce Bailey flutes now seem to exist only as a few Flickr photos (

Cibaili's link ( a dead domain and I find no instances of recently produced Ciabaili flutes for sale. They were evidently cheap knockoffs of better-respected brands and given those two facts perhaps Cibaili should be removed from the list.

Tom Green Flutes: the link goes to a Jupiter flute on Amazon (hijacked?) This address will get the reader to Tom Green's workshop:

J Michael appears to be a distributor (of brand X?) rather than in any sense a maker. (

Alton McCanless died in 2016 as did his workshop. (

The RagaFLute link is broken and I couldn't find an actual ragaflute workshop or brand.

Roosen may still be making flutes; the website ( is "under construction."

Weril does not make or sell flutes (as nearly as I can make out from the site). (Weril - BRA -

This Wisemann sells other makers' flutes. (Wisemann

This Chinese site lists flutes branded Wisemann. (

Equisetum (talk) 01:51, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

Commons Photo challenge of July 2017 is "musical instruments"[edit]

If you have any picture to upload, please take a look to commons:Commons:Photo_challenge/2017_-_July_-_Musical_instruments. It ends on July, the 31st but maybe we will postpone the deadline.--Alexmar983 (talk) 10:23, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Merge proposal of interest to this project[edit]

See Talk:Lap steel guitar#Merge proposal. Thanks. --Jayron32 17:58, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

2017 proposal to make Organ (anatomy) the primary topic of Organ over Organ (music)[edit]

There is a proposal to make Organ (anatomy) the primary topic of Organ. This would change the current consensus that there should be no primary topic between Organ (anatomy) and Organ (music). Feel free to join the discussion at Talk:Organ (anatomy). Zzyzx11 (talk) 17:38, 15 October 2017 (UTC)