Mar. 5th, 2010

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Very productive flute lesson today. Didn't play much but fixed some issues with some of the pieces we're playing for the next concert. Apparently my stubbornness is a plus to my playing the instrument. I started in this community band five years ago having just taken up the flute. I did play recorder and guitar and I do have a degree in music. That first semester the director was very patient  and let me be in the group even though I couldn't play much of anything. My flute teacher is the first chair, got her as a teacher after just a couple of weeks in the band. She's been great. Five years later, we are playing the most difficult concert music I've ever seen and low and behold, I can actually play most of it.

The lesson dealt with some scale runs that change key with each run. We determined what key each was in and no more problem. Second major problem was playing between high E and F on really fast notes. The fingerings are not conducive for the speed of the notes. Learned the trill fingering for the notes and now I can play that section too. My teacher is the one who said that my stubbornness is my greatest plus. It has allowed me to play music that most folks couldn't play at my level. Whee!!! I'm am so psyched. I intend to play every note of the next concert.

In other news, I've reconnected with an old friend that I had lost track of about 5 or 6 years ago. It's been really nice catching up with him (he was at one point in my life the love of my life). We've been friends for more than 30 years. I can only say that about one other person. My sweetie thinks he's a male chauvinist pig, and he probably is, but still, I'm very fond of him. We're hoping to get together soon for a visit. He was telling me about how his daughters turned out. All I have to say is thank God for my son. I couldn't wish for better.

Off to bed. Gotta work tomorrow.


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