Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Flute Lessons

      I’ve started flute lessons again for the year and am glad to be back to it.  :)

     Last year there was a time where the music wasn’t really fitting my mood, I wanted something lively and fun.  Finally we found a book that I absolutely love; in just one song there are three sections: fun, lively and jazzy. :) I was so excited this year too because they came out with a second book.

      As long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to play the flute.  I don’t know what it was that attracted me so much but it did.  If I haven’t been playing for a while my fingers just itch to be put to those shiny keys and make beautiful music again.  But then I get caught up in things and it’s another long while before I actually start playing again, but when I do it feels so good.  I have to say, though, that my family has been very patient with me over the years because I’m sure it isn’t always nice on their ears.  A lady came up to me at one of my recitals and told me that I made her cry when I played.  Now, I don’t mean to make people cry but it’s always nice to hear someone say they enjoyed your playing.  

      My flute teacher is a nice and warm person to be around.  I love the friendship and teaching she has given me.  It’s not just a teacher/student relationship with us.  We tell each other how our weeks are going, I tell her what’s been happening with me and she tells me what’s been happening with her, too.  In fact the first time they bred their dog she asked me if I wanted to be there for the birth.  I’ve been there for every single birth since then. All three!  :)
      There’s another thing to thank my family for.  If they weren’t willing to drive me I wouldn’t have been able to see these wonderful deliveries.  (But I’ll have to save more about puppies for a whole new post. :)

      It’s so amazing to look back at my lesson book and remember when that particular song looked so scary and I thought I would never be able to do it.  Now it’s easy.  But not everything is easy and there’s still a lot for me to learn yet.  It will be fun (and scary at the same time) to see what my teacher finds for me when I’m done with my current lesson book.
(Hopefully nothing with more than four flat’s and sharps)
      Although for some reason five sharps seems more natural than flat's.............Don't tell Irish Rose. :)  Usually we flutist's like flat's much better that sharps.  Here's another thing we like that OTHERS don't; we count 6/8 time like it is a slow 2.  My sisters can't understand that. :)

      Maybe next year Irish Rose will take me to camp with her and I can learn some more things from the flutists there.  I don't know if I would get to play with them but I think that would be OK.  Plus I don't know, a week is a long time away from home.  Sometimes something new is both scary and exciting, but you never know which one is better until you've done it. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for filling our home with such wonderful music. Love you.