Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to play the flute. I did take piano lessons in my childhood, which honestly, didn’t go so well, because my musical abilities are dubious at best, but still, I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the flute.
I finally decided to give it a shot. I don’t have a teacher, just a book. And I don’t have a fancy flute, just one from Amazon that was affordable. But I’m not doing this to impress anyone else…I just want to learn to play for me, so the basics are good enough.
Obviously, there’s a learning curve. When I was learning how to shape the air-jet, I didn’t even have the bottom joint turned correctly, as you can see in the picture! But, live and learn, and now that I’ve learned how to actually play a few notes, I also now know how to properly put the flute together, which didn’t really matter when I was learning how to make any sound, but is very important when trying to play an actual note!
So far, it’s been both easier and harder than I expected. I’m able to make good, solid notes that are much better than I though I would be able to. But the fingering…the changing from one note to another…is much more difficult than I anticipated. I don’t mind, though. I get a thrill just from the sound of good, clear, full, note. And all I really want is to eventually play a recognizable tune, which I think I will be able to do with some effort. So I’m living one of my dreams, and I think that’s a great thing, especially since I’m showing my children that moms can have dreams, and make them come true, too!