Sunday, 12 April 2020

The Aulos Fife - Unboxing

Hello!
I decided to 'unbox' my 40 year old fife that I had before I started to play the flute. It's a great little instrument! See what you think by watching the video.
The instruments have been updated in recent years - are they the same? Maybe if this blog takes off I can justify getting a modern one and unboxing that too!
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

Friday, 10 April 2020

Shepherds Hey (beginner flute)

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I nice easy tune in G major for the wooden flute. It can be played down the octave or up the octave. Excellent for practising beautiful notes on. I've included a wooden flute lesson and a silver flute version up the octave for practising those higher notes.
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki

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Thursday, 9 April 2020

Flute Duel - wooden flute vs the Nuvo Toot

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Today's blog entry is just a bit of fun, because we could all do with some fun! I was asked which wins in the unboxing of the Wooden Flute and the Nuvo Toot. So we had a bit of a battle off!
Which one wins? You'll have to decide yourself!
😂
Vicki
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Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Caught on Camera

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This tune is one of a pair really - we always played it along with the BlueTack Man. It cracks along a pace when you get it under your fingers. It's in G, so just a cross fingered C natural needed.
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Vicki



Saturday, 4 April 2020

The Bluetack Man

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It's tune written by Jonny Dyer today. A pretty little jig, fits so wonderfully on the wooden flute. Of course - if you can play it on the wooden flute you can also play it on the silver Boehm flute. The eponymous BlueTack Man's video is below!
Enjoy!
:))
Vicki
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Thursday, 2 April 2020

Unboxing: Flute by Tony Millyard

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I thought, having done a couple of unboxing videos I should do a serious one. I was very lucky to get my new flute two weeks before we went into lockdown. The timing couldn't have been better! I had selected the flute last summer and had it in its keyless state for a good few months and then handed it back to have keys added just before Christmas. When Tony said it was ready we jumped at the first opportunity that we were driving close to him to go and fetch it - little did we know that this was going to be the only opportunity for the foreseeable future. The gods smiled that day! I had in the back of my mind that I was going to start this blog up once I had this particular flute, so gradually I'm going to be adding things to it. Possibly a bit haphazardly, but I'll make some lists so you can follow through on a learning exploration that makes sense. Technically we're all in lockdown and this means that a lot of people have a lot of tie on their hands. We've actually been really, really busy creating, recording and filming. It's been a gruelling hectic schedule!
So the flute itself...
Made by Tony Millyard

  • Pratten Model
  • Baroque Style
  • Ivorine Rings
  • 8 keys by Sophie Matthews

Anyway - enjoy watching the video. Tunes will follow!
:))
Vicki

Sunday, 29 March 2020

The Peppa Pig Recorder

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I thought we all needed some light relief, so I unboxed a Peppa Pig recorder. Question is - did it work? Watch the video to find out!
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Vicki
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Saturday, 28 March 2020

Flute Basics Part 4

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A little video that helps you go all the way down to the bottom and then all the way to the top. (As far as you need to go anyway!) Bottom D two octaves up to top D.
Enjoy!
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Vicki
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Friday, 27 March 2020

Ormistons' Part 2


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This is the second part of Ormistons' - essentially the same as the jig, but its been reel-ified.
Enjoy!
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Vicki
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Thursday, 26 March 2020

Ormistons' Part 1

Hello!
One of the very first tunes I wrote for wooden flute today. It's a really long tune and it comes in two parts, so today is part 1. It's a jig with 6 parts, but it's not that tricky. It's called Ormistons' because that was the maker of the flute that I played at that time, so the flute gave me the tune.
Enjoy!
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Vicki
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