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Native Flute Playshop on PalTalk

Clint and Vera are hosting experimental Native Flute Playshops on PalTalk. To participate, all you need is to be a member of PalTalk and run the PalTalkScene application or PalTalkExpress brower applet during the session.

Clint in the studio


Vera in the studio


Here's the details:

Native Flute Playshop on PalTalk

What you need:

PalTalk membership (free)


Thursday evenings
7:00PM to 9:00PM Eastern Time


Paltalk Chatroom: Ethnic » Native American »
                 Native Flute Playshop

Topics and info about specific sessions are further down on this page.

Loose Schedule: (Eastern times)


Room open ... open chat, play


Opening, facilitated warmup


Topic of the Day


Mystery instrument contest


Group playing, general topics, Q&A


Session Closing

Some points:

  • This is a G rated room appropriate for all age levels. Please be respectful!

  • If you have a microphone hooked up to your computer, that's great, but is certainly not necessary.

  • Many of the activities we do are play-along, so have your Native Flutes handy.

  • Please feel free to text-chat during the session. Vera is primarily on the chat and Clint is primarily doing the audio portion.

  • If you have specific questions please type them in ALL CAPS so we don't miss them.

Flute Hole Numbering Conventions

We sometimes refer to "hole numbers" on flutes. Here's the way we number holes for these sessions:

Flute Hole Numbering Conventions

Background Tracks

Many of the activities in the sessions use Background Tracks designed for Native Flute players. These tracks are available from the web site:


Clint in the studio

Jam Tracks in A Minor

Vera in the studio

Jam Tracks in G Minor


Readings by W. A. Mathieu

The excerpts from The Listening Book are read by W. A. Mathieu. Please visit www.ListeningBookAudio.com for Mathieu's 2-CD set.


Native Flute Playshop Events

If you enjoy these sessions, consider attending one of the Native Flute School events:

Upcoming Sessions


April 16, 2009, 7PM Eastern Time

Main Topic: What is your Inspiration?

We will explore the core experience that generate the imagry and emotion behind your music.

April 23, 2009, 7PM Eastern Time

Main Topic: TBD


Mystery Instrument: ??

April 29, 2009, 7PM Eastern Time

Main Topic: TBD


Mystery Instrument: ??

Past Sessions

January 15, 2009, 7PM Eastern Time

Main Topic: Rhythm

Opening track: Goodnight Omega

Handout: Flute Nursery Rhymes

Mystery Instrument: The Hulusi

January 22, 2009, 7PM Eastern Time

Main Topic: Festival of Ornaments
Explore the huge array of effects, articulations, and ornaments you can add to your playing.

Opening track: Music of the Desire - David Darling - Prayer for Compassion

Mystery Instrument: an Eleven foot Native American Flute!

January 29, 2009, 7PM Eastern Time

Main Topic: Mode Four
Play every flute in a second key.

Handout: Playing in Mode Four

Mystery Instrument: Huaca / Harmonic Ocarina

Peter DubnerFebruary 5, 2009, 7PM Eastern Time

Main Topic: Duets with a Piano
Find out the tricks of working with a keyboardist ... and jam live with our special guest ...

Handout: Playing in Major

Studio Guest: Peter and MaryJane Dubner

Mystery Instrument: The Melodica

Peter DubnerFebruary 12, 2009, 7PM Eastern Time

Main Topic: Playing in the Jazz Idiom

An exploration of jazz techniques, and how they add to the Native Flute.

Handout: Descending Scale on a Piano

Mystery Instrument: Bulgarian Kaval

Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 9 2009, 7PM Eastern Time

These sessions were hosted by Connie / Usti_Kamama


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