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Reflections on NAF – Experience

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

At Native Rhythms Festival, Clint Goss had us repeat as a mantra a thought expressed by Rae Denton, “It’s just experience!” What makes one person more comfortable playing in front of a group? or using a microphone? or playing a certain embellishment? “It’s just experience!” “How do you avoid mistakes?” and old joke goes. “Through […]

Reflections on Playing NAF – “Mistakes”

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Beginners on the flute are frequently painfully aware of their “mistakes.” Some in an effort to encourage will state that there are no mistakes. There are no wrong notes. Yet, the beginner who makes squeaking tones, or consistently overblows knows that they are not producing the kind of sound or music they wish. I prefer […]

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