It’s a Small Flute World After All

Happy Friday! I’m baaaaack. One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2020 is to get back on my Flute Friday game. I may not post EVERY Friday, but in the coming weeks I will have short (or not so short) posts covering various topics relating to performing, teaching, repertoire, new products, and general fluting tips and tricks. With that said, I welcome any suggestions for topics. Please comment below or send me a private message.

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For those of you that follow my Facebook or Instagram pages, you will likely know that my husband and I are Disneyland fanatics. At a recent visit to the Happiest Place on Earth, I noticed a number of representations of characters playing the flute on the It’s A Small World ride. Way to represent, Disney! However, there seemed to be a bit of inconsistency in the position of the flute relative to the body. Perhaps this was intended to add to the playful and whimsical nature of the Disneyland environment or maybe we are meant to face our preconceived judgments of what is “correct” and “not correct” and simply co-exist with the “not correct” for a while. Of course, they may have just had it wrong. But what is “right” and what is “wrong” after all? Okay, I’m getting too philosophical on a Friday evening… For the purposes of this post, I am going to classify the flute positioned to the right of the character as “traditional” and to the left as “non-traditional.” What do you think? Do you think these inconsistencies were created on purpose? Comment below!

It’s a Small World – Photo #1, Traditional (flute to the character’s right)



It’s a Small World – Photo #2, Traditional (flute to the character’s right)



It’s a Small World – Photo #3, Non-Traditional (flute to the character’s left)



It’s a Small World – Photo #4, Non-Traditional (flute to the character’s left)



Do you have any photos of Disney characters playing the flute? Have you noticed these inconsistencies before? Do you think these characters add to the whimsy of the park? Please comment below!


Happy Fluting!

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