An Kammneves’s twenty-seven comments

  • Re: Overbite and flute (facial features)

    I have a serious overbite (Actually I have two because my front teeth are pushed forward on their own too!) and I've never had a problem with the flute - took to it like a fish to water (ish). more…

  • Re: Foot-tapping in carpeted pubs — the solution.

    Generally speaking I manage to keep the time in my head but when playing sometimes I get so nervous the foot tapping just happens!! more…

  • Re: Easy tunes to ornament on a silver flute?

    I use a boehm flute because I can't get the reach on the wooden one - I agree with just listening and finding what things sound like. I would advise that she learns the tunes in their simple forms at first - rhythm and flow is much more important early on... more…

  • Re: beginner with a question

    Also tunes tend to warp and change depending on what group of people play them. A lot of people find that how much swing is put into a tune with change dramatically with a different group of people. more…

  • Re: What’s the worst insult you’ve ever got?

    Busking in the tunnel in Truro I've had a few. The two I remember best are: more…

  • This tune goes really well after the Cup of Tea..... for some reason that tune gives it such a brilliant build up! more…

  • This tune is sooooo amazing…..

    I love the otter's holt!!! It is indeed possibly one of my favourite tunes (though, of course, I have quite a few favourite tunes....) more…

  • Re: The horror that is sheet music

    I physically can't read sheet music because it goes all loopy when I read it. The lines do a kind of heat haze and the notes jump about. Not ideal. Ah well, I seem to get on well enough learning by ear. more…

  • Re: Beat the nerves?

    When I started playing ITM I phoned my Auntie in Ireland who used to dance. I told her I was really nervous that I was going to mess it all up for sure; she replied: more…

  • Re: How do i start learning faster irish music

    My first band made me learn everything really fast and then told me off when the tune suffered. That's not the way to learn!! I still play too fast from the offset as a result but now the tune doesn't suffer as much now that I'm getting better... definate... more…