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Friday, March 9, 2018

Beatboxing on a recorder

Apparently this is a 'thing' so I thought I'd
have a go with my Yamaha alto.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Greensleeves, classical guitar

Took me a few attempts to get this in one go. Still far from perfect but its a good piece to practice.

Friday, February 23, 2018

I got a flute!

A Facebook friend offered to send me some tin whistle books and I mentioned that I don't play my ocarina, so she suggested she could send me her old Altissimo flute in exchange.
And so, I now have a flute!
It has a damaged key on the foot joint but its otherwise playable...

And its beautiful!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

I've created a music Facebook group

I wanted a Facebook group where people can discuss all kinds of music, share pictures of instruments, jokes, stories etc. So I created one. And I named it after this blog.

The Music Tree

I then designed a banner for it using software on my phone:

Monday, February 19, 2018

Hitting the second octave on tin whistle

It was a wonderful moment when I was able to get clean notes in the second octave. So I practiced a piece of music which previously I ran out of steam at the second section. But now, I can play it. (El Condor Pasa)
I was quite pleased with myself when I first hit that second octave!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Train-Harmonica

I decided to get my harmonica out after a long absence and  after watching a YouTube tutorial I had a go at a technique called The Train. Basically you breathe in as if saying acca ticca acca ticca acca ticca, then breathe out for the lower notes. Fun. I just need to get speed up and practice my breathing, as you quickly run out of puff if you don't do it right!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Alto outing

I decided to get my Yamaha Alto recorder out this morning, set up my music stand and did a scale run to re-familiarise myself with it after a long absence. And I found it a delight to play! So now I'm looking for alto resources so I can get playing!