cactustune’s nine comments

  • Re: The ever-elusive Jig rhythm

    Listen to fiddler Brian Conway playing jigs. His rhythm is clear, like a heartbeat, and maybe easier to hear and feel than listening to flutes. more…

  • Re: Things fall apart (i.e. my flute playing) at sessions

    Wow, this has been a trip reading all these good suggestions. I can think of one thing to add. While playing in a session you feel fairly comfortable with, at a speed you are comfortable with, think just a bit ahead (i.e. hear in your head) where the mus... more…

  • Re: Beginner Irish Flute

    I don't know if that information is current. There is no mention on Terry's website about him not making new flutes. Indeed there is a link for "Flutes Available Now!"(i.e. no wait) more…

  • Re: Beginner Irish Flute

    Emma, since you are already experienced playing silver flute, you will have a big head start in terms of the blowing end. You already know what good tone is, breath support, breathing and the like. Though each flute will have some differences in embouc... more…

  • Re: Shannon Heaton, flute player

    Ross says it well; Shannon is a wonderful player and a great teacher. All the videos have been a treat to watch. Already have the DVD and enjoy that too. more…

  • Re: disinfecting a wooden flute

    Haven't seen this mentioned here; clorox diluted with water as per instructions on bottle for disinfecting. Swab area of concern with disinfection solution, wait just a bit, then wipe with cloth dampened with plain water. You might have a little clorox ... more…

  • Re: Fine Playing.

    Re: the 3rd video, does anyone know the name of the tunes? more…

  • Re: Flute Embouchure

    The only thing I would add to the good advice here is that once you start getting a good embouchure you need to maintain it. Whether it is muscle tone, or muscle memory (or both), embouchure is kept in shape by regular playing and practice. more…

  • Re: FREE TO GOOD HOME - 40+ backissues of Irish Music Magazine

    Sent you a PM more…