Dear God! You’re learning the what?

Posted on August 24th, in Blog. No Comments

The FLUTE, damn you!
And yes, those ARE new glasses.
And yes, perhaps that’s the start of a beard, but let’s not get distracted!
I’m learning how to play the flute. Why? Well, I guess I’m a little bit bored of strings and I want to try something completely new. It’s pretty easy to pick up because I can already read, and it’s fun to play melody on an instrument with real sustain. I guess it’s the opposite of the banjo uke which I’ve been spending time with this summer. The sound from a banjo uke is short and sharp, whereas the sound from a flute is long and round. It’s also good to remind myself what it’s like to learn something completely new. I suppose it helps me to be a better teacher, even.
Once I’ve got something presentable, I’ll post a video, but for now you’ll have to make do with this, rather frightening, photograph.

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