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 FLUTE ENVY!
Author: dtiegs 
Date:   2011-04-24 00:23

Hi Everyone,
I'm basically the best clarinetist at my school. (Not to sound Conceded). Ever since I was a little kid I always fantasized about a flute, but when it came to middle school all the pressure on being MANLY got me to play the clarinet. (not THAT I don't enjoy playing it) Anyway, I've been playing the first chair's flute, and loved it, I am absolutely enticed, SPEECHLESS, I ALMOST DON'T WANT TO LET GO... Currently, as I have mentioned, I play decent clarinet, and an alto sax for jazz. I have a music career already planned out.
Since I've been playing it, it's made everything, literally everything, exiting for the other instruments. It's like somehow the flute is making me practice more. I've been begging, almost had to go on my hands and knees, for a flute!!! And my parents said that they would buy me one, as long as my clarinet/sax teacher approved. My teacher went all ZEN on me! He said that the flute would improve my skills on my current instruments. He said that it would be my choice, and that he would support and teach me as far as he could.

QUESTION:
Should I wait a couple more years to play the flute, and die while waiting for it or should I pick it up right now?

Thanks,
dtiegs

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 Re: FLUTE ENVY!
Author: concertmaster3 
Date:   2011-04-24 11:08

If your teacher thinks that you can handle it, go for it. It's a great instrument to play, and if you're enjoying it that much, it will motivate you to practice.

(And don't worry about the manly thing! Some of the best flutists around are men!)

Ron Ford
Woodwind Specialist
Performer/Teacher/Arranger
http://www.RonFordMusic.com

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 Re: FLUTE ENVY!
Author: DrewSorensenMusic 
Date:   2011-12-05 11:58

I'm a doubler, started on sax, and I love the flute. (And I'm a man if that helps). I love the feel and sound of a flute, and used to practice very late at night on it, out of the love and enjoyment. Of course, I enjoy the other instruments as well, but something that helped my flute playing early was studying with a teacher that ONLY played flute. Actually, she studied under Julius Baker, and if you don't know that name, well, just get familiar if you don't. And enjoy, music affinity is a gift and a blessing.

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