update on life
Figured I’d give an update as well.
Been away from music for a bit and working on Martial Arts for fitness. Aikido, Judo, Karate and Eskrima. So far loving the Aikido and Eskrima. It’s helping me work on breathing better which is helping whistle playing. Hand pain was stopping me playing so I put the instruments aside for a bit. I just got to pick up flute for first time in a while and the pain from trying stopped me. It seems to be a tension issue and no matter how I relax it I keep tensing up. Mandolin is having similar issues. I can get to the point where I can play without pain, but I need to concentrate on it and when I don’t, it falls back in to old patterns.
I can play whistle without pain at least and I’m glad for that! I might pick up a low D whistle round christmas to see how it goes but any recommendations are welcome on low or high whistles. I love my tweeked B flat whistle for the lower tone but open to pretty much anything. Trying to save up money so I can get back over to Fiance. It sucks being apart, especially now, but life goals are good to have. Hope you all are staying safe and healthy in these times.
Now I’ve gotta switch all my tunes over to whistle :P