Outside Practice Scenes That Prevent Boredom

Hi everyone. I recently wrote about the benefits of practicing outdoors. I thought it would be fun to share some recent outside practice scenes that prevent boredom.

Well, that’s it for now. I hope these outdoor practice scenes have inspired you to spice up your musical practice sessions whenever possible. 🙂

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Marie Buckner owns and operates this site. She is a classically-trained musician/flutist with over 50 years of performance experience. She enjoys introducing others to the joys of the flute.

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Four Powerful Reasons To Practice

Hi everyone. Some of you have been contacting me wondering the importance of regular practicing. There are many to consider. Below are four reasons to practice your musical instrument.

Keep embouchure fit.
This applies to wind instrument players. Practicing regularly will keep your mouth/facial muscles in shape and/or taut. This will lower your airiness sound (if playing a flute or piccolo).

For myself, I notice that if I do not practice at least every other day, my tone is hindered. The sound of excess air is obvious.

Keeping your embouchure fit lets you play for longer periods of time. It increases your endurance. Your muscles will be in shape. Like any muscle, the more you use it, the more you benefit.

Improve your mood.
There will be times when feeling down is part of the day. Bringing out your instrument and playing a tune or two will change your mood. The hardest part is getting motivated to bring it out. You can do it!

Improve your technical skills.
Every musician needs to work on technical skills to play/perform efficiently. Practicing makes this possible. You will find better fingering, hand positioning, mouth positioning, and other attributes.

Build self confidence.
Every musical piece, whether new or old, offers something that will help build your self confidence. Practicing involves working on challenges, enhancing discipline, and learning new things.

All of the above factors play a role in building self confidence. The better you play, the more confident you will become. You will feel comfortable performing for others.

These four powerful reasons for practicing are all I can think of for now. I am certain there are more. Make practicing a part of your lifestyle to reap the best musical benefits.

Good luck!

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Happy Holidays Everyone!

Hi everyone. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. No matter what your belief system, be sure to enjoy the festivities.

Music plays an important part of everyday life, especially the year-end holiday season. Whether it be spiritual-related or fun-oriented, be sure to take the time to marvel in the magic of music.

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Proudly Sharing A Recent Review…

Proudly sharing a recent review from a wedding performance I was honored to participate in:

I really wanted a solo flutist for our ceremony and was very happy to find Marie with all her experience. We had multiple phone calls in the months before to finalize the music pieces- we wanted all classical. Marie arrived early, was dressed appropriately and played beautifully! She is a friendly professional musician and we are so appreciate her being part of our day.
Emily N.

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Happy Hour Fun

Hi everyone. Today is another exciting day where I get a chance to perform live. For the past six years, I provide live entertainment for a private venue’s Happy Hour crowd.

Since today is pre-July 4th, our theme will be patriotic tunes. The flute fits in so perfectly for this genre.

Will go for now and provide an update later.

UPDATE:
I’m back! The holiday musical event ended with a marvelous rendering of “God Bless America”, complete with a touching sing-a-long. This patriotic tune touches people at a deep level.

After the performance, I was invited to stay and enjoy their Ice Cream Social gathering. Who can pass that up?! Fresh blueberries, cherries, and vanilla ice cream all made for a beautiful and tasty treat.

Enjoy your day! Thanks for visiting…

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