Here's some inspiration and a little humor to help cheer you up when you've had enough of that weird girl who sits first chair, or the kid with the trombone that sits behind you in band who keeps emptying his water key on your shoe.. :)
Here's one of my strips. The Zucchini Girls will get a space of their own pretty soon. :) :)
These quotes are taken from Paula Robison's Flute Warm-ups Book, which is awesome and you should
get it if you don't already have it. :)
"Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul."
"Never regard your study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs."
And from the Old Testament:
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his Temple!
Praise him for the mighty things he had done.
Praise his supreme greatness
Praise him with trumpets.
Praise him with harps and lyres.
Praise him with drums and dancing.
Praise him with harps and flutes.
Praise him with cymbals.
Praise the Lord, all living creatures!
Praise the Lord!
And the late Jean-Pierre Rampal, who will be sorely missed:
On perpetuating Flute Fever
"You must simply love to play the flute. For me and for most
flutists it is like a disease.
Some people play the flute but are not impassioned by it.
They may play at it one or two times a week, but serious players
develop good habits early on. If you practice while you are young,
fever will remain with you. Never a day will go by that the flute
doesn't beg you to be played. Make it
sing, even in the simplest of phrases, and you will grow in that love of the
flute making music."
-September 1986, Flute Talk Magazine
If anyone has any quotes or jokes to share, (i.e. Q: How do you get two flute players to play in tune? A: Shoot one...) please e-mail me and I'll post them up here! :)