Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Post That is Actually About Flutes! (I've Got the Badinerie Blues)

I haven't posted much this week! But good news-- the PSAT test is finally over, so I can start posting on a regular schedule! Yay! I am so sick of studying. And it was all pointless, since what I studied wasn't even on the test. Seriously, the math section was all Greek to me.

Something else, though, has come up and it may interfere with my blogging as much as the PSAT did. It's called all-state band. I got the music yesterday and, well--

(Sorry it's sideways.
My computer is being stubborn today and won't fix it.)

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH! Help. It's a level five. The highest level of music you can possibly play is a six, I believe. I did a quick Youtube search of the song-- Badinerie, a very famous piece by Bach-- because my head was spinning and I couldn't make sense of it and, well, this is what I found:

After watching that amazing display of talent, I just sat there for about thirty minutes, not moving. How. On. Earth... no. No way. No way! How am I supposed to do that!? In less than a month!? If anyone needs me, I'll be curled up in a fetal position on the floor....

I did eventually snap out of it and start trying to make sense of the sheet music. It's starting to make a little more sense, and I can play the first three measures. I know most of my readers aren't flute players, but do any of you have any advice?

So, in summary, I may be practicing every spare moment for the next few weeks! In fact, that's what I'm off to do right now! Cheerio!

--xoxo Rebecca


  1. I totally appreciated the video !! By the sound of it ... the piece must be hard.. But I bet you can do it ! Trust yourself !! I also play flute but the recorder flute :)) Followed you on GFC !! Hoping for your follow back :*


    1. Yes, it's very hard! But I'm sure with practice I'll be able to play it decently. Thanks for the encouragement!
      Thanks so much for following my blog-- it made my day! I'm heading over to go check out your blog right now....
      --RJ <3

  2. You can do it Bec! (Can I call you that? :D) I was faced with a whole score for a musical that I had to learn in 4 weeks then perform for 5 months. It was hard, but the best thing is just have faith in yourself and everything will come out smoothly! Yes you might make a few mistakes here and there, but that is what practise is for, but the reward and happiness you get out of playing your flute (for me viola) should by the inspiring inspiration you need. Go get them! XD


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