bex’s nine hundred and seventeen comments

  • Re: Boehm Flute Demo

    Here you go: more…

  • Re: Flute - glottal stops only?

    Great! Although if you *can* go the video route (remember the "video" can be no more than a still of your choosing) it's easier here, as this site supports in-page viewing of YouTube clips. more…

  • Re: Flute - glottal stops only?

    DL said to Ailin, "Would you be so kind as to post a clip of you starting that tune? Better yet, playing a tune with no accompaniment so we can better see your preferred technique." more…

  • Re: Vaccine Passports for Session Pubs…

    "My response to this has been to stop taking a flute to sessions, since its probably the worst offender in terms of aerosolizing covid" more…

  • Re: Covid and whistles

    mkchen, I'm sure you are generally right, but just technically, I don't think the relative safety of flutes over singers has a lot to do with the size of the mouth-hole when playing vs. singing. Isn't it rather the vocal chords themselves? A couple of bit... more…

  • Re: Logistics.

    First, nice clip! more…

  • Re: Creeping elitification

    johndsamuels complained that "Are you sure you’re on the right forum here? This is just a bunch of people who enjoy sitting around playing a few old tunes together. Couldn’t be more unrelated to a "cycle of power" if it tried." more…

  • Re: Creeping elitification

    Longer Internet threads often drift onto issues that are quite different from where the discussion started. This is just a fact, and not necessarily a bad thing. more…

  • Re: Creeping elitification

    "People who condemn musicians because they studied music at a university..." more…

  • Creeping elitification

    In the thread https://thesession.org/discussions/46359 about the Boehm flute there is mention of Philippe Barnes, an obviously highly talented musician and apparently nice guy, who has an MA in Irish Trad from University of Limerick. There is also a claim... more…