1 year ago
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The Magic Flute
I've decided to open my musical grasp. I've decided to take up the flute.
I've loved the flute since I was a child. I love the femininity of the instrument, the daintiness of it's performance. The complexity of the fingering always captivated me.
And of course, I fell in love with 'Goin' Up The Country' by Canned Heat. That solo still makes me want to master this damned instrument. And I will -
I just need to be able to hold enough breath to hold a solid note for longer than 5 seconds. Really. I had no idea that my breathing had to be strengthened so much! I currently play alto sax and am able to play long notes and hold-overs with no problem.
Thank god I'm not a smoker, or this would be so much harder!
So, that being said, any hints, tips, secrets that only a flautist would know? I'm all ears (and empty lungs).
PS: The photo? Me and my bff sharing a comfy pair of used grey sweatpants in the comfort of Value Village.