The Gainesville Flute Circle is open
to all community members.
Next Flute Circle will be Monday March 13, 2017 from 7 – 8:30 pm
Where: Millhopper Library on 43rd St., Gainesville, FL — Room B
Future Dates of Flute Circle:
- Monday March 13, 2017 — 7-8:30 pm
- Monday April 10, 2017 — 7-8:30 pm
- Monday May 8, 2017 — 7-8:30 pm
- Monday June 12, 2017 — 7-8:30 pm
- Monday July 10, 2017 — 7-8:30 pm
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What to bring:
– A Native American style flute
– A spirit of exploration for the music of the flutes
– Rhythm instruments: shakers, drums, rhythm sticks
The Gainesville Flute Circle meets on the 2nd Monday of the month.
One of the things we focus on in the group is learning to improvise with the flute and the rhythm instruments. Below are three samples of improvisations we did at the Gainesville Flute Circle. Keep in mind no one quite knew what they were going to play ahead of time. There was no sheet music to follow.
This first sample includes Jeff on flute, Greg on ukulele and Judy on the thunder machine.
The second sample is a fast-paced dance. Often it is easier to hear the higher pitched flutes at the faster pace and certainly it is easier to play the smaller flutes at a faster pace!
This third sample is our practice using ostinatos ( a repeated pattern /phrase of music). You will hear 2 or 3 people playing a pattern together with their flutes on the same key of flute. Two folks are playing percussion (drum and shakir) and the solo flute player improvises and weaves a song.