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Just a single flute. I actually recorded this a couple of months ago, then got busy, and now I'm getting around to posting it. I was going to try working this into a more dramatic piece with some synths and percussion, but I guess I prefer it in this more simple state. I'll try the full orchestration with a different bit of flute melody. Playing flute brings me some equilibrium, and is a wonderfully simple, relatively cheap alternative to talk therapy :)
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Comments: 32
Fans: 22
Plays: 130
Downloads: 123
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Uploaded: Jan 09, 2009 - 09:10:40 PM
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2009 - 09:10:40 PM Last Played: May 26, 2017 - 10:47:04 PM
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PowerBook, Blue Snowball, Butch Hall Flute
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Feter said 3091 days ago (January 9th, 2009)
Golden
this is meditation ..and all so soulful ..it shows how much your
you like to dig deep with music to bring soulful and thoughful music
which grabs my attention about yours ..and really I respect that so !
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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kristyjo said 3089 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Feter-
Thanks for listening! I know you are really excellent at expressing those thoughtful moments in music, so your comment in that area is truly appreciated. Thanks.
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magnatone said 3091 days ago (January 9th, 2009)
Golden
this is just beautiful kristyjo - you have such control with that flute - very meditative - thanks!
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kristyjo said 3089 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
karen
Thanks for giving it a listen. It is certainly not of the same style as your recent gems, but there's room for all kinds of music here. It was nice getting to know you on chat yesterday!
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kassia said 3091 days ago (January 9th, 2009)
meditation
you play this flute so well. this is a beautiful, calming piece. what a wonderfully peaceful way to end this day. i can only imagine you find some calm and comfort in playing this - it all comes through in your playing.
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kristyjo said 3089 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Shay
I love to dabble in different instruments. I'm a generalist when it comes to music (thus my day job as an elementary school music teacher.) I love this flute, because the expressive nuances come so naturally. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for listening!
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MarkHolbrook said 3091 days ago (January 9th, 2009)
Beautiful
and somewhat eerie sounding to me. I sort of expect something big at some point. Very very cool!
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kristyjo said 3089 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Mark -
the lack of a big moment was not particularly intentional, but it did fit the calming mood of the piece. I'd considered doing some additional work on it, which would have probably added that big 'punch' to it, but I'm saving that for another piece. Thanks for listening and commenting.
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Kicbal said 3091 days ago (January 9th, 2009)
Simple and beautiful
Love the simplicity, but of course that is the whole point with native american flute playing. You do the instrument and genre proud. Would be interesting to hear this with some electronic treatments. Could be the beginning of a whole new style.
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kristyjo said 3089 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Thanks
There aren't too many kinds of music where we're 'allowed' to be considered finished when there's only one line of melody. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I'm looking at putting the NA Flute with synths some day soon and posting it. Glad you got a chance to listen!
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drakonis said 3090 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
Wonderful soulful playing
The flute speaks volumes in the right hands, and it has found them. I love the REAL flute sound here, with the occasional little gliss-bends up and down between notes. Doesn't need any accomp., but I can see where people expected something to come in (like bass drumming and chanting.) My only suggestion (as usual) is in the mix... the EQ sounds a little loud in the high midrange (800-1000 Hz?), seems to peak there... you may want to use the visual EQ and see where it is really loud, and push that area down a little. The reverb is pretty good on this, perhaps a teeny lower volume, but the delay-length is good. Sounds very soulful, and hauntingly beautiful.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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kristyjo said 3089 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Drak-
Thanks for your careful listening. I've putzed with the EQ, and still have a little more to do, it seems- yet I don't want to loose what I have, either. A native flute does exist on the World Jam Pack, but there is no way to do the ornamentation that gives it that unique quality, so I'm glad my hubby decided to give me a couple of real flutes last year for Christmas. As always, I'm so glad you stopped by!
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ic42 said 3090 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
it is always a great flute
it is a melody of home. it is a song of being far away, but wishing, thinking of home. to play such music is beautiful. it is good therapy. however, it does not bring you home. it is hoped you find your way. on the journey, please continue to play the flute, so i can find you. 0x0
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kristyjo said 3089 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Thank you
Thank you for your poetic response. You are right - it is good therapy, but it doesn't bring you home. Thank you for continuing on the journey.
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gail60 said 3090 days ago (January 10th, 2009)
mmmmmm
Simple, Soothing, Serenity. Very nice Kristyjo. You play very well and I enjoyed this to calm the day. Thanks for sharing.
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kristyjo said 3089 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Gail-
It's so good to see you about. Thanks for listening. I'm glad it was a suitably calm and serene ending to your day.
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Moviz said 3089 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Deffinitely
a meditation piece.... I can see a lone flautist facing a golden sunset above fields of golden corn as the last few birds fly to their homes..... really atmospheric, lovely. Happy New Year Kristyjo, M
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kristyjo said 3089 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Maurice
Amazing - you're seeing the exact same picture that I am! Where's the river in your picture? Mine is center left, cutting through just below the bluff I'm sitting on. Thanks for listening and commenting, and I'll be listening for more music from you in the year ahead, too.
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michael2 said 3089 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
kristyjo
this is incredible. i see you have made it share alike, so get prepared for a re-mix baby. really lovely piece of music.
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kristyjo said 3089 days ago (January 11th, 2009)
Yes,
A re-mix would be great! Let me know when you get something done and posted, I'd love to hear what you do with it!
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Bowman said 3088 days ago (January 12th, 2009)
Intoxicatingly peaceful.
As for the reverb I'd take issue with Drak and like to see it lengthened a bit but then I've been accused of have gone too far.
Nonetheless a lovely work.
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kristyjo said 3087 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
Thanks!
I'm glad you got a chance to listen. I'd never imagined that there were so many options for recording such a simple instrument. I've 'played around' with many differing parameters, and this is the best sound (to my ears) that I've found. Still a bet of tweaking could be done, though.
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Joe Brady said 3087 days ago (January 13th, 2009)
Almost singing,
That flute at times is close to a human voice. Really nice tone. Seems to create a space all its own.
Well done.

Joe
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sonnyjim said 3083 days ago (January 17th, 2009)
Nice one
You DO have great control with that deceptively simple instrument. Listening on phones it really worked its way into my cortex; now that it's over, I'm sitting here in a sort of post-psychedelic state, at one with the hum.........

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Jarvoid said 3082 days ago (January 18th, 2009)
Simple
effective and evocative, yes it could be surrounded by accompaniement but as it is it is a haunting mood picture ...a sleeping Native American village or settlement pull back to a wide shot of indigo star sprinkled sky and a silhouetted individual playing the lone instrument...

Chris J
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SISTERS said 3079 days ago (January 21st, 2009)
equilibrium
aptly titled, kristyjo.
i feel like i popped a BE CALM NOW pill. the long tones are gorgeous - i love the way you let them unfurl - that's really all they needed - the Proper Unfurler!
simply lovely,
anne
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VicDiesel said 3076 days ago (January 24th, 2009)
The breath of life
Wind instruments are in a way the most alive of all instruments. You have continuous control over the beginning, middle, and end of a tone, the way no other instrument has. In this case, you have a very alive tune. It's great to hear that singing tone of a native american flute.

Your tone is nice, but I think you start too many tones by just starting to blow. A more articulated attack might give a more defined sound. Are you using your tongue? What kind of articulation?


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scaustrita said 3068 days ago (February 1st, 2009)
Native American Flute
Native American

My Family are descendants of Mission Indians from the San Diego Mission. The Barona Tribe of Mission Indians. Our linage is confirmed and certified by the San Diego Mission. Your playing of flute brought back many memories. The flute was never played with drums, bells, ect. It is a one on one event, like at a death, a healing, or a sacred event. You very much played how I remember hearing the flute as a child. It has become popular to add new age, pop and dance beats to the sound of the Native American Flute, your rendition is authentic!

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SJB said 3060 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Hi Kristyjo
I thought a solo flute track would be.... well sorry to say a bit boring.
I'm so happy to be proved wrong as this is very evocative. There's some discussion on the length of reverb and my ears would say go for a little more to give a real impression of big open spaces and big skies. Hearing a real flute compared to synthesised efforts is like champagne after cheap cola - no comparison.
best wishes
Steve

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mikkinylund said 3060 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Naked
I love the naked flute, it's almost like we have forgotten that we have so many different instruments and cultures, well, this feels very refreshing, and also very honest. Thank you! /Mikki
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Char said 2994 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
I love
this kind of flute. Simply elegant and spiritual. Thanks.
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mowguy3 said 2994 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Soothing
And so nice. I personaly like the flute by itself, no distractions from this very nice recording. Thank you.
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