Passionate – #JusJoJan 4

I’ve seen several tee-shirts, mugs, and the like bearing a quotation from Beethoven which reads, “Playing a wrong note is insignificant; playing without passion is inexcusable.”  Of course, like everything, and particularly like everything that is translated, there is some discussion about whether or not that’s exactly what Beethoven said, or whether it has been […]

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SoCS — Fingering charts

Now that I am back to playing my flute with a renewed sense of seriousness, I am thinking a lot about my fingers. How strange it is, that connection between fingers and brain, and how tenuous.  I’ve been playing the flute since I was in 7th grade (you figure it out! It’s a long time!) […]

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