“Do you play existing musical pieces with it, or improvise your own?”
Stephen, I decided to play this particular type of a flute after a dream I had. In my dream, I heard the most beautiful flute music, the most captivating thing I have ever heard. So to engage my conscious mind with my unconscious dream world, I decided to take flute lessons by a lovely Japanese musician/teacher. I was already in my senior years, so playing existing pieces was awfully difficult but I did work my way into two or three Native American pieces. My favorite pieces are by Mary Youngblood. Mostly, I just improvise, sometimes a Japanese eagle song, sometimes a Native American eagle song, and mostly a few raven songs by Mary Youngblood. Mary Youngblood is my favorite flute artist. It’s my artistic inclination and that is about it.