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Posted on: Aug 16 2017, 09:19 AM


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Aw! So sorry you are feeling badly. Feel better soon!
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Posted on: Aug 15 2017, 02:14 PM


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The Aurora is on my bucket list. That, the grand canyon, and petting baby tigers at a zoo in Alabama!
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Posted on: Aug 14 2017, 05:23 PM


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If he made a green one like that with a cat on it before he croaked, call me! tongue.gif

ETA: (Before Geoffrey croaked - not the cat)! laugh.gif Save
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Posted on: Aug 13 2017, 11:53 AM


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QUOTE(Rick McDaniel @ Aug 13 2017, 02:48 PM) *
Is that one from a long horn?


Ooo! That would be a flute to have!
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Posted on: Aug 8 2017, 02:18 PM


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I will be at work. sad.gif
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Posted on: Aug 8 2017, 11:21 AM


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Well, just so everyone knows, I did not harm any snakes that I have encountered.

Also, a snake does not have to be venomous for it to kill. If it gets close enough to me, I could have a heart attack!! ohmy.gif
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Posted on: Aug 7 2017, 01:27 PM


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QUOTE(shewhoflutesincaves @ Aug 7 2017, 09:05 AM) *
Hello Terry B biggrin.gif
We're fans of fresh air and don't use fly screens until the -x get too excited at pre dusk, and it was earlier than that :-o And I'd only just been outside myself... maybe I disturbed him from a pile of garden stuff???

What sort? I'm only love certain snakes... there are some that scare me! My best buddy's mother was staying with her years ago... she went to pick up a 'rubber snake' that she assumed was a toy... It was a death adder... luckily, my friend saw her mum and cried out "Noooooooo!" They closed their doors for a long while after that!! unsure.gif biggrin.gif


Well, I can't be sure what kind. I didn't ask! tongue.gif Probably black snakes. I really don't care. I don't want ANY of them in my house!!!!! Ish!!
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Posted on: Aug 7 2017, 03:35 AM


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Crapola! I am NOT a snake lover! I've had a couple in my house (not that big), one on my screened in porch, and one climbing up the side of my house near my bedroom window.

I screamed at that one to get off of my house and he fell off! laugh.gif

UGH! This reminds me that I need to get somebody over here to get rid of all the ivy and grape vine growing on my house. Good place for snakes to live . . .
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Posted on: Aug 5 2017, 10:38 AM


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Um . . . that would be some pretty heavy underwear, Art! laugh.gif

Just sayin' . . .
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Posted on: Aug 1 2017, 06:31 PM


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QUOTE(shewhoflutesincaves @ Jul 31 2017, 07:27 PM) *
Hello everyone. I had a most delicious 3 nights away with my BasketCases group, a bunch of magnificent women aged from just short of 50 to way up there...

Wonderful, funny women who play mahjong and eat cake and drink tea and coffee, unless we're playing mahjong (not gambling) and then it's green tea.

Well, rather than have it at one another's place this time, we decided we'd head to Iluka, a sweet little coastal town, and I booked a shabby but with enough beds place for us all (8 in total) to fit. We walked the foreshore morning and night to make up for the cake-eating and coffees (there was a little clothes shack next door with great coffee and a humourous barista , hence additional temptation smile.gif ), and by day created basket stuff or i got on with another flute bag.. not yet finished.. and at night we played mahjong or went out to dinner. All totally wonderful fun...

BUT... the very best bit was that this little town is only a 5 minute drive and 1.5 hour walk from my beloved cave (aka rock platform overhang), so one day I was driven there, just to flute, and another day 3 of us were dropped off there so we could do the 6 or 7km combined beach/rainforest track walk back to lovely women friends, more cake and coffee, and the fishing co-op just a couple of hundred metres from our door... yummy dinner!... biggrin.gif (Via my 'cave' so that I could flute again... fortunately for me, they both love the flute, and one almost fell asleep in the sun watching whales and the other took pics of the most amazing geological features that this special place offers, while I happily sat in my cave fluting, greeting the whales, the birds and the cave itself. Bliss.

Anyway... sorry for rambling... I LOVE that place... I finally recorded a small piece on hawk Littlejohn's exquisite E flute. I don't usually do much trilling or whatever one calls it, but this flute just wants to go there.. it's a patchy recording, as it was on my phone and the hush of waves is ever-present, but that is where I best love fluting! ❤️

Oh, rats... Technology once again has the better of me! I just realised I can't upload in its format again!! I have to research how to change it to a format that can be accommodated here...

Sorry... sometime soon, maybe... smile.gif Fingers crossed...

ETA: Finally! If I google long enough, I can find my way... Hope I haven't raised expectations.. it's just a little cave tootling, complete with waves, onshore breeze, and an occasional passing whale and dolphin. I was recording one really sweet piece that was more individual (as you'll have noted a few 'borrowed' rifts in this one biggrin.gif ), but I ended up letting go of the song and bellowed out to my friend to look at a passing dolphin very close to her and a whale way out on the horizon... I'll not be posting recordings of my bellowing on this wonderful thread biggrin.gif ❤️ Oh, and at one point I went to hit the higher note on Hawk's flute.. that the note wasn't delicious was my own shortcoming, i just ran out of breath at the wrong moment! Given that this recording is to showcase the sweetness of hawk LJ's lovely, gently-voiced flute, I take full responsibility!! biggrin.gif


What a lovely time you had! And that flute sounds very nice! Thank you for sharing the recording with us!
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Posted on: Jul 25 2017, 10:09 AM


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YAY! Congrats!

The tapestry crochet youtubes are good. Tapestry crochet takes a good bit more yarn since you carry the yarn through the current stitches. I've made my own charts before when I did cross stitch. Right now I am caught up in learning entrelac crochet. Beautiful stuff!

Congrats again on your Best of Show award!
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Posted on: Jul 22 2017, 11:30 AM


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Wow, Scott! That flute has such a sweet voice! Love your playing, too!
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Posted on: Jul 22 2017, 04:45 AM


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QUOTE(Mark @ Jul 21 2017, 11:28 PM) *
Hi Rick - Greg ain't making so I ain't selling biggrin.gif . I was just laying it out there for those who may not be acquainted with Greg's unique art.

Mark


But the real question is: has he ever made a cat flute?!?!

If so, I need pictures!!
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Posted on: Jul 21 2017, 03:11 PM


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Wow, Ginger! Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing it! Hope you win a ribbon!

I am doing some Tunisian crochet right now, but I might have to give tapestry crochet a try.
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Posted on: Jul 20 2017, 03:43 AM


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QUOTE(pararaptor @ Jul 19 2017, 09:59 PM) *
Just thought I'd mention my rationale for the American motto, "E Pluribus Unum" ...(From many; one) The motto addresses we are every country on every continent, speaking every language known to man. We are every religion, every sect, and every cult. We ARE the face of 'diversity' merely by our existence...our presence in the world.
Diversity seems to be quite the buzz word of late, so I thought I'd put that reminder on a flute to symbolize who we are and what we as a nation hold dear.


Absolutely beautiful! We need to hear your voice more often!
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Posted on: Jul 20 2017, 03:42 AM


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QUOTE(Mark @ Jul 19 2017, 09:06 PM) *
Howdy,

Several times over the last few years I have been asked to play my NAF at funerals. I don't mind doing it and usually play a hymn or some other reflective songs. In conversations with several of my friends who happen to be veterans, the topic of end of life events came up. Not being a veteran, I listened to their thoughts and plans. Their conversation got me to wondering if the NAF might be a good substitute at a military funeral when a live bugler is unavailable. I got mixed reviews on the idea when I asked it but a select group familiar with the instrument thought it would be an appropriate substitute since it can convey a sacred and somber ambiance . One gentlemen went as far as to ask me to play at the time of his funeral. That got me to pondering what I songs would I play and which flute I would use if the situation were to arise. The songs would of course include Taps and most likely Amazing Grace. Which flute to use was alluding me at this time. In my weekly conversation with Greg Jones I mentioned I would like to have a flute decorated with patriotic theme for such events. I was not sure of exactly how it should look and asked Greg to fill in the details if he would be so kind to craft one for me. Below are the pictures of the eagle flute Greg made for me. IT plays very well and the cross fingering notes that I rely on are all spot on. I just thought I would share my new instrument since I have not posted much lately. Safe Travels smile.gif

Mark

Note: I am the WORST photographer ever to be born. I am attempting to show the beautiful detail work on the flute rather than the Alice in Wonderland disproportionate dimensions in which many of the pictures turned out.....

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Greg is a master at what he does!

Boy, if I had the extra money, I'd commission a cat flute! >^..^<
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Posted on: Jul 17 2017, 07:58 AM


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I'm glad you posted it, too, because I don't ever remember reading this! Thanks, Chris!
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Posted on: Jul 13 2017, 05:20 PM


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Thanks for the link, Kevin. He seems like a kind, wonderful man. I wish I had known him.
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Posted on: Jul 13 2017, 12:10 PM


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Glad you have a good and insightful teacher!
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Posted on: Jul 12 2017, 10:44 AM


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QUOTE(Utah Chris @ Jul 12 2017, 02:17 PM) *
Henry David Thoreau owned and played a flute originally owned by his brother John who died of tubuculosis. He would often take the flute out in the evening and play from his canoe as the sun went down. This is a description of one of those days, from a memoir by Frederick Willis of a July day in 1847, reprinted in Henry David Thoreau's Walden, ed. Jeffrey S. Cramer, Yale U.Press 2004, pp. 148-49:

"He was talking to Mr. Alcott of the wild flowers in Walden woods when, suddenly stopping, he said: 'Keep very still and I will show you my family.' Stepping quickly outside the cabin door, he gave a low and curious whistle; immediately a woodchuck came running towards him from a nearby burrow. With varying note, yet still low and strange, a pair of gray squirrels were summoned and approached him fearlessly. With still another note several birds, including two crows, flew towards him, one of the crows nestling upon his shoulder. I remember it was the crow resting close to his head that made the most vivid impression upon me, knowing how fearful of man this bird is. He fed them all from his hand, taking food from his pocket, and petted them gently before our delighted gaze; and then dismissed them by a different whistling, always strange and low and short, each little wild thing departing instantly at hearing its special signal.
Then he took us five children upon the Pond in his boat, ceasing his oars after a little distance from the shore and playing the flute he had brought with him, its music echoing over the still and beautifully clear water. He suddenly laid the flute down and told us stories of the Indians that 'long ago' had lived about Walden and Concord; delighting us with simple, clear explanations of the wonders of Walden woods. Again he interrupted himself suddenly, speaking of the various kinds of lilies growing about Walden and calling the wood lilies, stately wild things. It was pond lily time and from the boat we gathered quantities of their pure white flowers and buds; upon our return to the shore he helped us gather other flowers and laden with many sweet blossoms we wended our way homewards rejoicingly.


This is beautiful! Thanks for posting it!
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Posted on: Jul 12 2017, 10:41 AM


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Sorry to hear this.
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Posted on: Jul 7 2017, 04:34 PM


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QUOTE(ameetnsharma @ Jul 6 2017, 06:49 PM) *
I expect this issue is common to all beginning flute players. I get a consistent tone out of my quenacho, but it is very "airy"... you can hear a lot of wasted air.

How do you get a clear tone? Is it a matter of making the mouth opening smaller? Or a matter of blowing harder?

I love this player's beautiful tone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f56bAqHIbpg

But I'm unsure how to proceed. Any tips.

Thanks for any help.


It could also be a quality of that particular flute. Is it well made?
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Posted on: Jul 7 2017, 04:26 PM


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Glad that didn't happen the day you were out playing your flute in the storm.

Just sayin . . . rolleyes.gif
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Posted on: Jun 30 2017, 03:01 PM


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QUOTE(Red Hawk @ Jun 30 2017, 09:46 AM) *
Thanks Tootie.

Sorry for the lateness of my reply, but I was waiting for more responses. Seems not much participation has been going on around here of late.

Ginger


Yeah, it has been quiet around here. I guess everyone is gearing up for the 4th.
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Posted on: Jun 28 2017, 04:32 PM


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Nice job, Ginger. I liked it!
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