My Dear Old friend,
Long time no talk.... I know you are perfectly correct and I was amazed when my
friend George began to play as if he played all of the time.
I have a great respect for you musicians. The art really shows in all of your
Say hello to your Honey and God be with you both,
From: Dr. Joe Q <doctor_jq@...
Sent: Sat, June 4, 2011 1:20:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Learn to play Overtone flute “Koncovka”
That is what Ben was talking about. that little flicker of the finger at the end
of the koncovka is not easy to learn. Breath control (very subtle) is important
and difficult to learn. If you do not get these under control, the koncovka
turns into a noise maker, i.e. Halloween.
--- On Fri, 6/3/11, William C. Wormuth <senzus@...> wrote:
> From: William C. Wormuth <senzus@...>
> Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Learn to play Overtone flute “Koncovka”
> To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Friday, June 3, 2011, 2:25 PM
> This really brings back some happy
> memories. In 2006, I went to Dlhe Straz
> visit a friends relatives. We were invited to visit
> Michal Smetanka in Spissky
> Hrhov. Michal holds a PHD in Education, working daily
> in his field. He helps
> in keeping the Spisky Hrad, (castle), visitors area
> open. Michal also has a
> small museum and workshop, where he carves fujata and
> various other wind
> instruments as well as facsimiles of villages.
> Michal also plays these instruments for many folk music
> gatherings ans has
> played here in the USA. He demonstrated to us by
> playining a double fujar as
> well as a koncovka. My good friend Gerorge K. Clyne,
> who accpmanied me on the
> trip, joined with him in playing the koncovka and it was a
> memorable concert.
> Michal is married and had 2 children, when last I
> visited. He manages to do all
> of these things as well as spend time with his beautiful
> wife and children,
> which is amazing. You might like tohear him play the
> koncovka on youtube:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f_hzPhdYLY and
> visit his site at:
> Thanks for the "memory Tickle".
> Z Bohom
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