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 1

This is the first article in a series on the Native American Flute. In this installment, I’ll discuss the research and acquisition of my first “real” NAF. In later articles, I’ll go into details on my planned approach to this instrument and what I’ve discovered about it. Before I start, let me say that will […]

R.I.P. K240

Time for some new headphones. I have had these AKG K240 Studio headphones a little over 5 years. They have served me well over many late evening mixing sessions, but recently, the plastic medallion holding the left can together just exploded when I picked them up. I patched it back together as I have with other […]