How Much Air to Play Pan-Flute?

People ask all the time “How much air does it take to play” It can take very little air if you learn to focus the air stream. Brad White shows how to play the panflute. I have two panflute sites

BAJAN PIED PIPER * How to play Pan Flute – 3/3

Learn how to play a pan flute. MUSIC 106! Don’t just pick up your instrument and play every song the same old way! Give each song its own special touch. Give your music life and feeling. PLAY FROM YOUR HEART… play with PIZZAZZ!. (Wish I could underline that!) Let your song express emotion, joy, excitement, sorrow, sentiment, ardor, pain, tenderness, warmth, passion, sensuality, happiness… according to its kind and the way you wish it to be received … AND LET YOUR “BODY LANGUAGE” MIRROR YOUR PASSION… Remember: every song has its own essence, message, persona. You must get in synch with it and express it with FEELING! Please see Here I play – With These Hands – and demonstrate many techniques you can use to make your playing sparkle, such as vibrato, bending, slurred notes, glissando, semi-tones … I also express some personal sentiments which I hope will resonate cheerfully with you 🙂 ! ! ! forward this video to your friends! it may inspire them! (at the very least they’ll have a good laugh!) By the way I got my first pan flute somewhere around March /09 and the first video I posted on YouTube was in May /09 so I had only been playing it for about 3 months. I mention this to say the PF is not at all a difficult instrument to learn to play. See Since then Ive posted several other videos look for them and observe the various techniques I use to give expression to the songs. Of course I am by no means a virtuoso! But I have been


Learn how to play a pan flute. MUSIC 104 In this video BP teaches you how to produce good clear, rich, melodious notes on your pan flute. Many new pan pipers have some initial difficulty getting their flute to speak properly! Everyone’s mouth is shaped differently so there isn’t a “one size fits all” specific for everybody. HOW TO GET A NOTE 1) Place the flute a little below your bottom lip. 2) Take some air into your lungs, 3) Form your lips into a slight smile, “purse” them and blow gently across the top of the hole BREATHING FROM YOUR ABDOMEN … PUSH YOUR BREATH BY CONTRACTING YOUR ABDOMINAL MUSCLES. 4) When you blow, start the stream of air using an action with your tongue as if saying the word “too.” 5) Adjust the distance of the rim of the flute viv-a-vis your lower lip, as needed, by moving it a little up or down and also the angle, (as demonstrated on the video) and you’ll find the right spot where the flute delivers the best note. As you play, listen to the quality of each note and fine-tune it — as necessary — so you produce the purest note on each pipe. ie – you’re playing a song, you’re moving the flute and playing on different pipes, – keep your ear cocked as you play each note and make alterations by adjusting the angle of the flute, its position on or below your lip and the tightness or openness of your lips (your embouchure) as needed, to secure the purest note. You may possibly find as you go to play the very highest notes to squeeze your lips very

My Romance – BAJAN PIEDPIPER – Learn to play a pan flute

My Romance Bajan Piedpiper This is the first video I’ve posted and the quality is not the best! I’ll try to get it better subsequently. I’m just using a web cam and it’s difficult to get the audio and focus settings properly adjusted. Thank you for watching this video! Please visit my main page, click here ~ Dear friend . . . music is such a wonderful thing! It warms the heart and sooths the troubled mind! I am a completely self taught musician and the only reason I post these videos is that (hopefully!) they may inspire you to run out and get an instrument and learn to play! Its not that hard! You can either teach yourself or find a tutor in your neighborhood. I can promise you your life will be greatly enriched!

BAJAN PIED PIPER * Learn to Play the Pan Flute – 2/3

Learn how to play a pan flute. MUSIC 105 The music you play will be as beautiful as you make it! Basic notes are like ugly ducklings – – you have to transform them into swans! You do this by employing the various techniques I show you in this video, such as tremolo, bending, articulation, slurring etc.. You need these and the other skills I teach you, to make your playing sparkle. Notice examples of a slurred attack, syncopated phrasing, a bit of improvisation and silences in my vid I play about 10 different instruments and I find the Pan Flute is the easiest of all to learn and play. It’s a beautiful instrument and people just love to hear you play it! ~ I play classics, jazz, blues, ballads – and every genre of music you can think of. go to ~ and listen to the Pan Flute playing Blues! Please also visit my home page at ~ Do go to YouTube’s ‘Search’ – enter how to play the pan flute and you’ll find many teachers posting videos. Look at all of them and learn as much as you can. The essential thing is to PRACTICE. When practicing, if you start feeling tired or irked, stop … and come back later. Dont get frustrated! You’ll find, in the interim, your ‘mind’ continues to work on the ‘problem’ and when you come back you can manage much better. Practice a bit every day and soon and before you know it, you’ll be playing beautifully and masterfully! SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PRACTICE … YOUR BODY REMEMBERS WHATEVER IT