New Track: Thermal Soaring

  I’m not going to do a full production log on this one as there weren’t really any new tricks beyond what was written for No Mercy Compositionally, I wanted to write a melody that was “mostly major” for the NAF. The main melody focuses on the second hole of a D4 flute, thus putting […]

Production Log: No Mercy

This is my version of Holly Hofmann’s “No Mercy” but arranged for Native American flute and ukulele instead of the original silver flute and piano. Update: the song was actually composed by Glenn Cashman; here’s a great version of it with Glenn on tenor sax. Update #2: After talking with Glenn, I made a mistake in […]

Discovering the NAF, part 4: JD Flutes A4 Cedar

The “mid A” or A4 key is one of, of not the most, popular keys for a first flute. There are a lot of good reasons for that. The finger spacing is comfortable for most people even down to grade school kids. It is lightweight, especially in a softwood. It is usually not very expensive, […]

Discovering the NAF, Part 3: Bedford Avenue Flutes

Who knew Wake County, North Carolina was such hotbed of flute makers? I’ve written before about the maker of my G4 NAF, David O’Neal, and I am on the build list of another well-respected maker who shall remain nameless at this point. Recently, I met a third maker who is less well known so far […]

Production Log: Equinox

A link to the video was posted previously. This one was a quick cover to get some sounds “on tape” for two new instruments: Longneck concert pineapple ukulele by Covered Bridge Ukuleles. I did a fairly detailed write up on this one on Ukulele Underground so I won’t say much about it here except to mention the […]