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    bettym
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    Been on you tube a lot learning stuff and came across this video. Thought it may be helpful for other new people.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHE7lesgMlg

    Was pretty excited. I think it’s one of the techniques that make it sound like a NAF and not the recorder I learned in grade school.

    Tried it last night and I don’t sound anything like it-yet- but at least my neighbors donkey didn’t start accompanying me as he’s been known to do in the past.

    #937422

    joemath49
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    Betty,

    Thanks, I have not seen this video before.

    #937423

    bettym
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    Me either and I’ve been watching a lot of his videos.

    I knew I was missing a biggie, and think this may be a big part of the big picture.

    LOL Wasn’t too concerned about it though, I figure if I keep concentrating on the basics, this “cool” stuff would start to fall into place a bit here and there. Am going to add this to my daily practice. I’ll let you know if it only takes a week like he promises! ROFL

    So much to learn!

    #937424

    rocksncactus
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    Clint does awesome instructional videos. Another fellow who does some good instructionals is Keith Davis. Go to YouTube and in the search box type oldmanyow. Then click on the Playlist up in the row at the top. He has tons of videos. Some he’s just playing songs that you can listen to and then try for yourself, I guess. Some he is giving instruction on playing songs. For instance, I just clicked on one where he’s teaching Christmas songs. Anyway, check him out, too.

    Keith is part of our flute circle down here. You’ll also notice he has videos on playing two flutes at once. His nickname is “Two Flutes” because that’s his specialty.

    Lizabeth

    #937425

    bettym
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    How cool is that! I will add Keith to my playlist, thanks!

    It’s amazing how so many people give so much of their talent.

    LOL When I listen to videos that people post on facebook I really find myself concentrating on their fingers and breath. Kind of nice to see different examples.

    #937426

    red hawk
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    I guess I’ve carried over my experiences playing clarinet in school too much into my flute playing. lol I do this technique completely different than
    what is shown on this video. That being said; This is a great vid and one beginners can learn from quite easily from what I can see. Sometime when
    I have more time, I’ll have to watch more of this gentleman’s videos.

    You see, I grace note by “chirping” the finger on the note I happen to be playing. For example; if my lowest finger covers, let’s say, the third hole
    from the top, that’s the finger I’d “chirp”. It comes naturally for me to do this because that’s how it was done when I played in high school band
    back it the day. For those who may not know–I’m 64 years old. So that will tell you how long ago this has been :blink: 😆 .

    Ginger

    #937427

    bettym
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    Aha!
    That is my natural inclination also, I’m 58 and played the flute from 5th grade on through High school….. I did not put the two togather.

    It’s funny I thought reading music would come back to me faster than it is, LOL Brain just does retain info like it did before and the fingers are a lot slower. ROFL

    But I’m having a blast!

    Betty

    #937428

    bettym
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    QUOTE(BettyM @ Dec 1 2016, 07:53 AM)
    Been on you tube a lot learning stuff and came across this video. Thought it may be helpful for other new people.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHE7lesgMlg
    Was pretty excited. I think it’s one of the techniques that make it sound like a NAF and not the recorder I learned in grade school.

    Tried it last night and I don’t sound anything like it-yet- but at least my neighbors donkey didn’t start accompanying me as he’s been known to do in the past.

    Ok I’ve added this to my daily practice.

    Drum roll please………………………………………

    Wait for it………………………..

    I still stink at it. ROFL

    Will check back in a week or so.

    #937429

    brother cavefish
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    lol this guy is way over dramatic, but that being said, he has some great pointers for newbies, this is a good starter for some very desired sounds from the NAF, but bare in mind some of these chirps . do not always work on certain flutes it cancels out notes ( if chirped on the 5th hole) and messes them up , but easily fixed if it becomes a issue use the next closest hole, chirps are a key element to the NAF in my opinion

    #937430

    bettym
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    Thanks for the post. I was kind of bummed out for a minute or two, I really want my playing to sound “native” and I’m not even getting a hint of it as of yet.

    Still sound like I’m playing in the High School Marching band. ROFL

    But that’s ok, I’m going to back up my practice to the very basic, I’ve found some good scale type exercises, dexterity building. Am going to concentrate on that and rediscover my skill in reading sheet music, until the first of the year.

    I’m going to start a few lessons the first of the year and I figure he can help me in these areas but the better I have the basics down the faster that will go. Prob be faster than having to unlearn bad habits.

    It’s still a blast though. I work from home for a company in Africa. When I start going nuts I just grab the flute on my desk and practice for 5 or 10 minutes. Some days I get a lot of 10 minutes in! 😆

    I use to train dogs in Personal Protection and tracking. When I stopped doing that I had a big chunk of time on hands. Took a couple of years to get a dog where you wanted him or her, not sure why I expected this to go faster!

    #937431

    joemath49
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    Betty,

    Have you seen this video ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUkVmq39itA

    #937432

    bettym
    Participant

    I think it was one of the ones I glossed over, going back to it now.

    I just want to sound like a NAF not high school band practice. ROFL

    Betty

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