I was working on demos again today and thought to myself, you know what would be awesome in this song…? If there was a flute! I haven’t picked up my flute in years and quite frankly I didn’t know if I would remember the fingering for it, let alone how to blow into the darned thing, but I’m happy to say that the fingering is still there… but the skill level not so much.
I played the flute proficiently since elementary school and quickly got the highest marks in my class, but I’m bit disappointed to say that my obscure or whatever you want to call is no longer there. Playing extended notes or those classic really high notes on the flute isn’t something I’m good at anymore, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t practice again and get there again.
I spent hours playing that flute, locked in my bedroom and enjoying my time with it and it would be a lie to say that I completely miss or that I think about it often, but today was one of those days.
So, I’m going to throw it into my routine again and start trying to learn… build up my skill to play Flight of the Bumblebee like a champ 😉
I’m glad the work on our condo is almost done so I can really focus on recording and I’m actually excited to set up the studio in our new place which we take the first week of August. Going to soundproof that place since it’s really going to be a longterm home.
I know, I know. I said that about this place, but I can’t wait to show you how remarkable that place is and I think the view is really going to inspire me to keep working.
Update on the tracks: I recorded 4 demos today, but did no songwriting. I am getting closer to being able to share some of the demos with y’all if you’re interested, but I don’t know if it’s better to just release the final products.
In the meantime, I can release some crazy orchestrations I wrote. Unfortunately, they use synthetic instruments, since I don’t have the money to hire instrumentalists and I think it would sound a bit crappy if I used half synthetic and half live.
So let me know if you’re interested, I’ll get to releasing!
Excited about this year, and excited to be at it again!