29
Sep
2008

Jam Session

One of the funnest things to do is get together with friends and have a Jam session.  I'm just lucky enough that my best friends are also family.  Ria and Jake are both incredible on the piano and flutes.

This was a unique jam session because all of the flutes played were made by Jake.  The solo piece Jake plays is also his original composition - and quite amazing.

23
Sep
2008

Row, Row, Row Your Flute

I was having a little fun with the copy and paste function on my recording program.  Did you know Row Your Boat could be split into 8 parts?  It works - even with a tenor flute.  But finding that even a couple rounds of row your boat makes a pretty short podcast, I threw in a couple flute improvisations.  You'll have to excuse the little kid voice in the background - I guess my daughter wanted to be in the show.

15
Sep
2008

Rain - with Words

This is the song Rain from Dayspring.  Maria Hathaway, my sister, wrote the words, and Shelly Hathaway, my other sister, is the singer.  I highly recommend that you take a look at their blogs and websites.  Both are incredibly talented individuals.  In addition to being an amazing singer, Shelly designs incredible websites.  In addition to being an incredible poet, Maria is an amazing artist. Shelly's blog: http://shelly.hathawaymix.org/weblog.htm

Shelly's web design site: http://creocan.com/ Maria's blog: http://maria.willowrise.com/ Maria's art Site: http://www.riafineart.com/

11
Sep
2008

Fun with Drums

A drum duo - me and my two-year-old daughter.  I'll let you figure out who's the cuter drummer.

10
Sep
2008

Five Favorite Fifer hymns

A collection of hymn solos, played on the fife.  The fife is like a cross between a side-blown flute and a recorder.  These are not original tunes, but are traditional hymn tunes.

8
Sep
2008

The Jughead American Dream Burger

This is an incident that happened to me while serving a two year, full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

5
Sep
2008

Practice Session 5

This is a piano piece I've been just starting to work with.  It still has a lot of work to do on it, and I haven't mastered the rhythm yet, so keep that in mind when you hear my mistakes.  I've been trying to match the interestingness of Gazelem.  I'd love to have everyone's input.  What does it need?  What could be changed?

1
Sep
2008

Sopranino Improvisation

This is another flute improvisation.  The sopranino is my favorite recorder, probably because it was the first flute I taught to myself play, 13 years ago.