Liz Mann: Flute 101

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Elizabeth Mann demonstrates the flute, including excerpts from Claude Debussy’s “Syrinx“ and the bird from Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”. “Syrinx” is a famous piece for solo flute about Pan, the Greek god who made pan pipes out of reeds calling to his love Syrinx, who happens to be hiding in the reeds. The second video is an excerpt from an arrangement of Briccaldi's "The Carnival of Venice," featuring a special guest.

Fam-Jam with your home instruments!

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I was listening to this great tune in my kitchen and I noticed there was a great part for the salt shaker. It was only a matter of time before the girls and I orchestrated our own family jam along with homemade instruments!

I found “Stand By Me” to be a great song to play along with because it’s got a steady groove throughout, but also some standout parts (yeah, violin solos!) The lyrics can also remind us that even though we are physically apart, music can bring us together in our community as we stand by each other in spirit.

Our instrumentation included:
• A tissue box with rubber bands
• A salt container
• A glass mason jar and baby spoon
• Paper towel tubes as violins with a chopstick/ paintbrush as a bow