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» First Lady Of The Flute, Mary Youngblood's in da house!

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Not a lot of performers who spend time on here. Ronald Roybal has probably been one of the more consistent pop-ins, here, from the performance level. Although Jeff performs a lot, and I might be wrong, I don't think he is performing as a full time professional musician. That is another level, and the musicians seek out other musicians, to jam with.


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This is a great thread to resurrect! (Thanks, Linnie!) I recently made a matched pair of NAFs for my 14 year old granddaughter and me. This weekend, I'm giving her some some lessons on playing. This thread reminded me of Mary Youngblood's song, "Beneath the Raven Moon." With a little simplifying of the melody, it's a perfect song for teaching a NAF newbie. It reinforces that a NAF song does not have to start (or end) on the flute's fundamental note. It also has a well defined melody that gives some focus to something other than improv playing. Still, it teaches a feel for how to improvise, especially in moving beyond the simplified melody line.

Long story short, the kid is picking up on it right quick! Nice to have a budding female NAF player inspired by the First Lady of the Flute. smile.gif

PS...As a side note, we discovered something about our new flutes, they both have a fairly strong warble!

This post has been edited by Keith Glowka: May 26 2017, 06:04 PM


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QUOTE(Rick McDaniel @ May 23 2017, 04:01 AM) *
Not a lot of performers who spend time on here. Ronald Roybal has probably been one of the more consistent pop-ins, here, from the performance level. Although Jeff performs a lot, and I might be wrong, I don't think he is performing as a full time professional musician. That is another level, and the musicians seek out other musicians, to jam with.
Yes, I expect serious performers might find time too much of a stretch to hang around the portal for toooooo long biggrin.gif

QUOTE(Keith Glowka @ May 26 2017, 05:57 PM) *
This is a great thread to resurrect! (Thanks, Linnie!) I recently made a matched pair of NAFs for my 14 year old granddaughter and me. This weekend, I'm giving her some some lessons on playing. This thread reminded me of Mary Youngblood's song, "Beneath the Raven Moon." With a little simplifying of the melody, it's a perfect song for teaching a NAF newbie. It reinforces that a NAF song does not have to start (or end) on the flute's fundamental note. It also has a well defined melody that gives some focus to something other than improv playing. Still, it teaches a feel for how to improvise, especially in moving beyond the simplified melody line.

Long story short, the kid is picking up on it right quick! Nice to have a budding female NAF player inspired by the First Lady of the Flute. smile.gif

PS...As a side note, we discovered something about our new flutes, they both have a fairly strong warble!
My pleasure... glad the renewal triggered a memory for you.

Yes... I continue to bounce my improv playing off a MY springboard, on occasion... smile.gif

Cool... Twin warbling flutes for you and granddaughter sound very fun, Keith biggrin.gif


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