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My Daily Flute Repertoire Practice List

One of the issues I face is TIME.  It takes time to work up and then keep repertoire perform-able, and, never knowing what I'm going to be asked to play, I have to keep them all in the pipe (quite literally when one plays the flute).  Added to that is all the foot switching required when you use electronic effects, and that's the part that I usually skimp on — always a mistake.  Invariably, it's the stuff I skimp on that comes back to bite me, because that's sure to be the piece or pieces that Forrest will decide he wants us to work on, or even record and video.  And, of COURSE, if he wants to do a live recording session, it's guaranteed that I'll have neglected to cut my hair and look something of a disheveled urchin.  (Of course.)

It takes a lot of time and meticulous attention to the electronics to set up for a live recording session.  Because of Forrest's driving schedule this winter, which has been as brutal, the roads having been the worst winter driving ever in Alberta and, especially, British Columbia, we just haven't had the time to do any more live recording/video sessions.  I know that it's coming, though, so, below, I've pasted the list of my daily repertoire practice.

Some of these are really simple to play ...until you add in messing about with the stomp boxes.  Some of them, of course, are rhythmic nightmares for me, some just a torture of finger snarls.  But all of it is tough when trying to keep my eyes on both music and the switches I have to hit just a millisecond before the effect(s) is or are is supposed to kick in.

In classical playing, one keeps a goodly amount of pieces worked up — about a hundred-and-fifty or so.  With the stuff we play, though, I'm lucky it's only about fifty-some, right now.  Here's my daily task: (And, yes, some of these are already recorded and videoed, but I didn't feel like editing the list, because, honestly, I still have to keep up the ones we've already recorded.)

1.  Alone Again Or

2.  Another Brick in the Wall/Goodbye Blue Sky

3.  Aqualung

4.  Baby I Love Your Way

5.  Beth

6.  Black Hole Sun

7.  Black Magic Woman

8.  Bungle in the Jungle

9.  Carry On Wayward Son

10.  Cheap Sunglasses

11.  Closer to the Heart

12.  Cross-Eyed Mary

13.  Dog Breath Variations

14.  Duetto

15.  Dust in the Wind

16.  Eye of the Tiger

17.  FM

18.  Fooling Yourself

19.  Hold Your Head Up

20.  Hotel California

21.  Icarus

22.  Idiot Bastard Son

23.  In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

24.  JS Tull Medley

25.  Lazy

26.  Let's Make the Water Turn Black

27.  Let's Move to Cleveland

28.  Light My Fire

29.  Living in the Past

30.  Locomotive Breah

31.  Long Distance Run Around

32.  Marqueson's Chicken

33.  Mission Impossible

34.  Money

35.  More Than a Feeling

36.  My Favorite Things

37.  Never Been Any Reason

38.  Norwegian Wood

39.  Nothing Else Matters

40.  Oh No

41.  Oye Como Va

42.  Peaches in Regalia

43.  Porgy & Bess

44.  Roundabout

45.  Roxanne

46.  Scarborough Fair/Sounds of Silence

47.  She's Not There

48.  Siciliano

49.  Sing or the Day

50.  Summertime

51.  Time of the Season

52.  Uncle Meat

53.  Waltz in A Minor

54.  Walking on the Moon

55.  Watermelon in Easter Hay

56.  What's New in Baltimore

57.  Woman in Love

Zentao Music, power-driven flute and acoustic guitar with D. L. Keur and Forrest W. Lineberry, a husband and wife team

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