Sunday was the first day that I played the flute for and with other people at a rehearsal for about 3 decades. The first time we did the song my heart was beating so fast that I missed notes I hadn't missed before. Frustrating! The second and third times went well, but we discovered that my $50.00 garage sale find was horribly sharp and most likely needed some adjustments. I hadn't thought of tuning in such a long time! The first note I play is usually sharp unless you use a different fingering and the old Yamaha garage sale find with the dented headjoint was also not doing me any favors. Also, I don't think I've ever played directly into a microphone before so that was a fun learning experience as well. Fun fact, you put it higher and then point it down for less airiness. So much to relearn / learn in such a little time! The behind the scenes I've been exposed to by taking on this challenge has made me respect musicians even more!
Continued Steps to Confidence:
Rent a new flute to help with tuning issues and improve tone. Such a difference!
Schedule a second rehearsal. Played the song twice through with Tyler and pretty much nailed it! Confidence boosted! :)
Seventh Step: get a few more practices in
Eighth Step: Enjoy the experience! Remember to have fun!
|Thanks Andy for the pic! my hubby is sitting on the steps being so supportive :)|
Friday, August 3, 2018 at 6:30pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 4:10pm