UPCOMING: January 26, 2019

Red Mountain Branch Library

Native flute playing basics at 9:30 am.

Flute circle from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

There are 3 native and traditional songs we would encourage you to practice on your native flute. 

1)  Amazing Grace is the unofficial anthem of the Cherokee nation from the Trail of tears.  Lots of videos are available on YouTube.

2)  Traveling With The Ancestors with Jan Michael Looking Wolf a traditional native song.

3) Standing Elk Song by Jan Michael Looking Wolf as a tribute to his uncle.



Interactive Workshops for Beginners 

Featuring High Spirits Flutes and Accessories

​Watch this page to see what you missed or what you can expect at the next Red Mountain Flute Circle.

RECAP: December 22, 2018 

*Everyone shared where they are on their flute journey and what want to accomplish.

*We discussed wetting out and what a player can do.

*We discussed the upcoming workshop and concert in Tucson with Odell Borg and Travis Terry on January 19. 

*Jim pointed out that Arvel Bird will be at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

*We spent a little time on beginner basics.

*We discussed exploring sounds in and out of the chromatic scale, mode 4, pentatonic, relative major scale

*Gave examples of meditative playing.

*Group played high and low duets with drum and rattle.

*Some members played Christmas songs solo and duet. Kim played improvised scale song. Myrna played a jazz solo featuring blues notes.

*Group played to rhythm backing tracks and Jonny Lipford blues backing track.

*Demo'd HAPI tongue drum. Some of the group experienced HAPI drum and facilitator's personal flute collection.