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October 16, 2005

A peaceful afternoon at flute circle

I took this afternoon off and spent the time hanging out with my friends at the Indiana Flute Circle. It feels like I haven't had any time off in ages, which is partially true since I've been pushing hard since the early September.  It was great to sit around and talk about flutes, and flute makers, and musicians with not a hint of academics stuff. 

I find listening to Native American Flutes so very restful, and we have some outstanding players in the group so it was like being washed in a wonderful bath of sound.  I didn't go to Circle last month since I was pushing so hard to get things done before AoIR, and I missed my time I know there are two things I simply must keep on my schedule if there is any way to do so.  First would be exercise classes and second is flute (both practice and Circle).  I need my non-academic pursuits too.

Posted by prolurkr at 06:11 PM | TrackBack

July 28, 2005

New posting categories

I've created three new categories for posts now that I have more capacity for such things.  They are called:  Memes...rolling along, Native American Flutes (NAF)...and the people who love them, and Software & Hardware...Oh my.  I'll be adding more categories shortly to better describe the content of the site.  Of course I'm still debating on the use of tags...we shall see on that one.  Links are also available on the left sidebar under "Categories".


Posted by prolurkr at 08:27 PM | TrackBack

New NAF flute, F#min

Well everyone needs to make a few mistakes in purchasing handmade items. This flute is that for me. It has a lovely tone - which is the important part - and finish, but there are a few problems that I should have caught in the advert but didn't.

The following are things I noticed immediately upon playing the instrument for the first time.

- The fourth hole (from the top) is MUCH larger then the others and slightly off center.  The eBay advert did state the diameter of the holes and I should have noticed that the others are a max of .395 while this one is listed as .53, but I didn't catch that issue.  So it's my problem if I miss the nose on my face.

- The distance between the fingering holes is somewhat narrow for my fingers. The distance is listed as 1 inch over all with 1.55 inches between the third and fourth (from the top) holes. Good to know for future purchases.  *makes a mental note, 1+ inches required.*  As it is I have to modify my playing so I can fit all my fingers into the available space.

- Overall the flute is short for my stance, it's listed as 21 inches long. I think I need to stick with longer ones...hence more spacing between finger holes and from the fetish to the end, more nose room as it were.

- Oh and speaking of my hubby said when he saw the flute "May the bird of paradise fly up your nose" which would, I guess, be preferable to the darn thing backing up one's nose as this bird does.  LOL NAF fetishes seem to be interesting creatures in their own right.  Personally I prefer smaller less obtrusive things that near my face, though some of the carved ones are just gorgeous.  I do like this mockingbird even if he is to large for the flute.  Maybe I'll move him to another flute someday.

Again it has a very nice sound so I don't regret the purchase at all. As with most things in life we need to crawl a bit before we walk, or spend sizable amounts of cash in this case.

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