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Fiddle & Pipe

Fiddle & Pipe

By Catherine Flinchum & Brittany Ross
A weekly podcast featuring two classical musicians reading and learning beyond the staff. Join us as we dive into various books and learn more about life, music, and ourselves outside the practice room.

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62. The Practice: The Professional & Intent
Hang on to your headphones because this book ain't over yet! We are back talking The Practice. These two chapters were pretty concise, so we get some beefy stories in this episode, such as Catherine's origin story and when Brittany decided to become a full-time musician. Even though neither of us were feeling these two chapters, we did have some great discussions about free and low paying gigs and talent versus skill. Also, what's Catherine's problem with Kroger brand tortillas? Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
39:31
August 10, 2022
61. The Practice: Generous w/ Dr. Chelsea Tanner
Dr. Chelsea Tanner (flutist, mindset coach, and co-host of Align Your Mind) (@_chelseatanner) joins us again to discuss The Practice's Generous chapter! How does being generous apply to the Practice, you ask? Well, tune in and learn with us! We discuss some of Seth's implied and explicit examples of generosity and how that might help us. Also, we talk a lot about sailboats...If you enjoyed our conversation, consider checking out Dr. Chelsea Tanner's website. Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
52:08
August 03, 2022
60. The Practice: Trust Your Self w/ Cassie Holmes
New book time! We are starting The Practice by Seth Godin today with Cassie Holmes (@kassarilla), violist, photographer, medical professional, and Brittany's BFF. The first section in this book is "Trust Your Self," and did we learn to trust ourselves? Maybe? Maybe not? We point out some serious issues with this book while also discussing aspects that we enjoyed, but maybe could have been done better. As usual, it's not all serious; Brittany questioned her reading comprehension, Catherine gets triggered by positive thinking, and Cassie fakes axe throwing. Enjoy! Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
45:44
July 27, 2022
59. American vs. Canadian Music Showdown w/ Wendy Tabor
TW: suicide You asked, we delivered! We got together with Wendy Tabor (@designerwithfire) to discuss what/who we think are the most influential American and Canadian rock musicians in honor of the 4th of July and Canada Day! Music isn't the only thing we attack, Wendy hates on American beer, Brittany hates on the metric system, and Catherine declares her stance as Switzerland. Sources: America's Music: From the Pilgrims to the Present - Gilbert Chase Being Elvis: A Lonely Life - Ray Connolly The Canadian Encyclopedia Canadian Music Hall of Fame Encyclopedia Brittanica  Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain - Charles Cross Journals - Kurt Cobain learnguitars.com music.com nationalbluesmuseum.org Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap Stories - Randy Bachman What's that Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and its History - John Covach Brittany's guest appearances: The Diaries of an Anxiety-Ridden Belle: Ep.12 The Pandemic Caused my Mental Health To... Tea Time with Tim: "It's My Body!" Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:46:02
July 20, 2022
58. Mindset for Musicians (& Everyone) w/ Dr. Chelsea Tanner
Dr. Chelsea Tanner (@_chelseatanner) is a flutist and mindset coach who sat down with us today to discuss mindset, what is it and how we can benefit from keeping a positive mindset. We learned the difference between life coaching and mindset coaching, how to acknowledge our feelings, self-care, and how to deal with our survival brains. Listen through for some book recommendations! If you enjoyed our conversation, consider checking out Dr. Chelsea Tanner's website.  Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:10:01
July 13, 2022
57. Opposite of Butterfly Hunting Ch. 9 - Afterword w/ Matt Richards
TW: eating disorders and anorexia Matt Richards, cohost of MMM Conversations, is joining us today to discuss the end of Evanna Lynch's The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting! Evanna dives into her life during and after Harry Potter, the learning about positive versus negative thinking, and learning to love your body. Brittany sings Britney Spears, Catherine dives into the embarrassing extent of her love for T. Swift, and Matt almost turns us in a Star Wars podcast. Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:17:35
July 06, 2022
56. Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: Ch. 7 & 8
TW: eating disorders, anorexia, self harm, suicide, abusive relationships, anxiety Straight from Georgia's heat dome (and from Colorado) we are back with Chapters 7 and 8 of The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting! Evanna digs deep, telling about the end of her stay at Peaceful Pastures and recovery post-institution. We marvel at how Evanna turns anorexia into a relatable condition and how we all picture life moving differently. Brittany tells the story of her first boyfriend and Catherine brings up Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream. We also announce a new tier on our Patreon page! Stay tuned for more details! Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:09:38
June 29, 2022
55. Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: Ch. 5 & 6
TW: anorexia, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, domestic abuse, sexual assault, self harm, suicide, suicidal thoughts It's just us today continuing on Evanna Lynch's journey in The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting. We reach possibly Evanna's rock bottom as she is committed to a rehabilitation center specializing in eating disorders. We hit on some serious and non-serious topics in this episode. We think back on how popular being skinny was in the 2000s and visit our own disordered eating tendencies. Brittany hates on thee metric system, and Catherine tries to pick up Tom Felton. We discuss J.K. Rowling and the controversy surrounding her personal views and how to balance the physical and mental aspects of mental health.  Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:04:46
June 22, 2022
54. Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: Ch. 3 & 4 w/ Matt Richards
TW: eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, suicide, depression, abusive relationships Matt Richards, co-host of MMM Conversations, joins us today as we continue through The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting! Evanna continues down the path of anorexia and ends up being hospitalized. Even though none of us have been through an eating disorder, we are all amazed by the relatability of Evanna through her experience and her as a person. We open with a cross over with The Hobbit, the last book we have read! We discuss using dark humor as a coping mechanism, therapy, and Neopets. Brittany gets Ireland and England mixed up, Catherine learns what a feeding tube is, and Matt reflects on a better, younger time playing Pokemon. Listen all the way through for some Harry Potter hot takes! Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:13:07
June 15, 2022
53. Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: Foreword - Ch. 2 w/ Reiner Slay
TW: rape, eating disorders, anorexia  Reiner Slay, vocalist of Concrete Supergun, joins us to open The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting, which might be the most real book this podcast has read so far. Evanna Lynch, actress for Luna Lovegood, opens up about her struggles with anorexia. These chapters focus on Evanna's mindset as a 10/11 year old and how that led to her future struggles. We also get in touch with our pre-puberty selves, remembering how hard being a teen and pre-teen really is. Anyone remember the ridiculous sizing at Abercrombie in the 2000s and 2010s? Also Brittany describes an easier time eating maple leaves, Reiner gives some insight from a male perspective, and Catherine questions if she ever hit puberty. Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:06:27
June 08, 2022
52. School's Out for Summer
2021 - 2022 school year is finally over! We have a Happy Hour/Mom chat type day and discuss how this school year went, what we learned, and what we hope to bring to the table next year. But at the end of the day, we are happy that school is out for summer. Brittany digs herself into a hole by trying to explain why learning violin is harder than learning flute. Catherine plays in a children's concert. We learn life lessons from garbage truck breaks? This, and more, on this episode of your favorite podcast. Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:08:12
June 01, 2022
51. The Hobbit: Ch. 17 - 19 w/ Matt Richards
Catherine is alive and well and is ready to join us for the end of The Hobbit! We are also joined by Matt Richards, co-host of MMM Conversations! Reptiles. We begin by covering the events leading to The Battle of Five Armies...or maybe it's the Battle of All the Armies...Or the Battle of the Twenty-Seven Reptiles? Gandalf makes a typical dramatic appearance. Reptiles. Matt is convinced Peyton Manning once played for the Eagles, while Catherine interrupts thee class to ask a question. Our new segment, "Brittany Googles Something" continues its streak in this episode. We have a thoughtful discussion on what Middle Earth's health insurance would be, and how The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings' have influenced the fantasy genre. Also, did we mention reptiles? Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
58:14
May 25, 2022
50. The Hobbit: Ch. 12 - 16 w/ Reiner Slay
Welcome to Vox and Violins, where Reiner Slay (vocalist of Concrete Supergun) and Brittany chat about The Hobbit while Catherine is out again with the flu! Inside the cavern, the most metal part of The Hobbit awaits: Smaug, with teeth like swords, claws like spears, and brain like lawyer. We get confused about riddles and discuss the destruction of Lake Town. Reiner sings and Brittany reads the wrong chapters?! This and more on Fiddle & Pipe! Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
57:47
May 18, 2022
49. The Hobbit Ch. 8 - 11 w/ Wendy Tabor
Catherine is out with the flu, so Wendy Tabor has stepped into the role of co-host during this murky part of The Hobbit! We see what the gang gets up to in the Mirkwood Forest. Wendy does a deep dive into The Hobbit movies while Brittany samples sparkling water. We can't have our favorite Canadian on without talking about the metric system and playing a riveting game of "American English versus Canadian English versus Olde English." Brittany also continues the new segment of "Brittany Googles Something." Spiders? Elves? Wine barrels? What next?  Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:21:23
May 11, 2022
48. The Hobbit Ch. 5 - 7
Now we're talking! We're getting into the meat and potatoes (my precioussss) of The Hobbit! Hop in with us as we see what Bilbo is getting up to in the goblin caves (and wondering about dysentery and brain eating amebas in that stagnant water). Does Thorin and Company escape the Wild Valkyries? Who is this great person that Gandolf speaks so highly of? Also, riddle games and a new section titled "Fiddle & Pipe Googles Things?" Learn how Catherine feels about The Eagles and more on this week's episode of your favorite podcast. Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
50:50
May 04, 2022
47. The Hobbit Ch. 1 - 4 w/ Cassie Holmes & Matt Richards
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." The first episode of The Hobbit is finally here! We are joined today by Cassie Holmes and Matt Richards, co-host of MMM Conversations to discuss the first four chapters. The episode begins with everyone on differing sides, Catherine is unprepared, Brittany argues that the book is about money, Cassie has some serious unpopular opinions about the book, meanwhile, Matt does voices. We discuss how big or little of a role The Hobbit played in our lives and comparing the book to the movies. We get heavily invested in dwarf names and owls. At least we agree on something. Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:17:19
April 27, 2022
46. One Year Anniversary Special
Fiddle & Pipe is one year old! This occasion calls for an in person recording! We look back on all the books and episodes we have done and retroactively rate our previous books. We also discuss what we initially expected from the podcast, what we learned, and how we have grown. Catherine gets really hooked on Harry Potter and brainstorms Broadway's next big musical? Brittany throws some serious The Inner Game of Music shade at Catherine. Listen through to the end for our book list for the rest of 2022. Thanks for supporting us this past year! Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:07:24
April 13, 2022
45. From STEM to STEAM w/ Camille Boufford
TW: eating disorder Today we interview and chat with Camille Boufford (@strings.of.steel), violist and Laboratory Specialist/Scientist! Camille comes to the music world via a different angle. She has worked in the healthcare field, earned a STEM degree, then decided to get a Masters in Music in viola performance. Our conversation broaches the avenues of music and mental health, music and science, and the pros and cons of earning a STEM degree and the STEM field as well as earning a music degreee and the music field. You don't want to miss this insightful conversation! Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
54:47
April 06, 2022
44. Do Nothing: Life-Back 4 - Conclusion
TW: pet death, car accident, anxiety, depression We finish Do Nothing today on a crazy note. Brittany has no notes and Catherine leads the episode. We discuss the importance of leisure and its affect on our mental health. Brittany shares a personal story about reaching out to a stranger and Catherine inadvertently quotes Miss Congeniality. We learn the difference between end goals and means, and discuss what we would do as parents in a world that over schedules kids. Listen through to learn what our next book is going to be! International Committee of the Red Cross Razom for Ukraine Voices of Children Foundation: mental health access for children affected by war United Help Ukraine: medical aid and humanitarian relief Army SOS: wire transfers to Ukraine's military Happy Paw: taking in animals displaced by war CARE: food, water, hygiene kits, and psychosocial and financial support Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
45:15
March 30, 2022
43. Do Nothing: Life-Back 1 - 3 w/ Reiner Slay
Work isn't life, so how do we get our lives back? Reiner Slay, vocalist of Concrete Supergun, has joined us to answer this question. The answers are in front of us: challenging our perceptions, removing ourselves from social media, and getting away from our desks! We discuss how to schedule our time, overtime being a requirement, and standardized testing. Reiner draws from his experience as a personal trainer, Brittany finds a way to tie Bob's Burgers into the podcast, and Catherine calls out KSU's library. Valkyrie is upset she isn't the main character. Wedding gigs and Borat get involved too. That's what she said. International Committee of the Red Cross Razom for Ukraine Voices of Children Foundation: mental health access for children affected by war United Help Ukraine: medical aid and humanitarian relief Army SOS: wire transfers to Ukraine's military Happy Paw: taking in animals displaced by war CARE: food, water, hygiene kits, and psychosocial and financial support Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:01:60
March 23, 2022
42. Do Nothing: Ch. 7 - 9 w/ Naarah Callender
We entered a thirteen hour time warp to bring Naarrah Callender, co-host of MMM Conversations back on the pod! We chat the importance of only focusing on necessary things and taking breaks. Naarah shares her perspective of COVID-19 internationally and as a public school teacher, and we focus on burn out exaggerated by COVID-19 leading to pandemic fatigue. Listen closely and you might uncover our hip dating app idea! International Committee of the Red Cross Razom for Ukraine Voices of Children Foundation: mental health access for children affected by war United Help Ukraine: medical aid and humanitarian relief Army SOS: wire transfers to Ukraine's military Happy Paw: taking in animals displaced by war CARE: food, water, hygiene kits, and psychosocial and financial support Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Nebula Ensemble concert link Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:17:14
March 16, 2022
41. Do Nothing: Ch. 4 - 6
We grabbed a brew and revisted Celeste Headlee's "Do Nothing." We talk about labor placing a monetary value on our time and bringing work home. Catherine @s Jeff Bezos and we also explore the avenue of having a menopause hour for our Patreon. Catherine speaks Spanish? Which gender is the busiest? What role does Comcast play? Listen and find out! International Committee of the Red Cross Razom for Ukraine Voices of Children Foundation: mental health access for children affected by war United Help Ukraine: medical aid and humanitarian relief Army SOS: wire transfers to Ukraine's military Happy Paw: taking in animals displaced by war CARE: food, water, hygiene kits, and psychosocial and financial support Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Nebula Ensemble concert link Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:13:52
March 09, 2022
40. Do Nothing: Intro - Ch. 3 w/ Reiner Slay
"Do Nothing," except listen to this podcast! Today we start Celeste Headlee's "Do Nothing." Join us and Reiner Slay, vocalist of Concrete Supergun, as we dive into labor reform, thigh gaps, and why we work so much. Catherine is amped on coffee, Brittany doesn't know what an epigraph is, and Reiner warms up with Anchorman quotes. International Committee of the Red Cross Razom for Ukraine Voices of Children Foundation: mental health access for children affected by war United Help Ukraine: medical aid and humanitarian relief Army SOS: wire transfers to Ukraine's military Happy Paw: taking in animals displaced by war CARE: food, water, hygiene kits, and psychosocial and financial support  Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Nebula Ensemble concert link Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:05:35
March 02, 2022
39. Classical Musician While Black w/ Naarah Callender, Tim Marshall, and Matt Richards
February is Black History Month. In that spirit, we got together with some drinks and some friends from MMM Conversations (Naarah Callender, Tim Marshall, and Matt Richards) to discuss what it's like being a classical musician while also being black. We also discuss black representation in media and the barriers facing young black musicians.  Special thanks to our sponsor La Belle Rosette! Receive 15% off your order by using code "fppodcast" in person and online! Nebula Ensemble concert link Cover art by Clayton Smith. Theme "Wee Fiddle, Wee Pipe" composed by Catherine Flinchum and performed by Brittany Ross and Catherine Flinchum. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:13:50
February 23, 2022
38. Classical Valentine's: Brahms' and Schumanns' Love Triangle
TW: suicide, suicide attempt, depression, alcoholism, death, miscarriage Brittany gives Catherine a Valentine! Grab a drink (like us) and dive into one of the juiciest stories in the history of classical music: the love triangle between Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. This is a story of sacrifice, tragedy, and unrequited love. To keep things light, Catherine reminisces on being lonely on Valentine's Day in high school and Brittany brings email to the 1800s.  Raisin Brahms video  Brahms voice and piano recording  Nebula concert link Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:25:60
February 16, 2022
37. Atomic Habits: Advanced Tactics (Ch. 18 - Conclusion)
So you finished Atomic Habits and you still want to keep with your good habits?! Well, so do we! Today we're discussing the end of Atomic Habits in the hopes of keeping ourselves honest moving forward. We discover how much/little our genetics play into our habits, how to keep ourselves motivated to keep at our habits, and possible downsides of creating good habits. We did some personality tests (found on James Clear's website linked below), Catherine speaks on her disposition to getting sunburned, and Brittany humble brags on her editing. We get a little heavy talking music and COVID-19, but we also rate a book for the first time! We hope you enjoyed reading this with us! Atomic Habits personality tests Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
50:33
February 09, 2022
36. Atomic Habits: The 4th Law: Make it Satisfying (Ch. 15 - 17)
Unlike Hamilton, we will be satisfied! Even though this is the second recording of this episode, that doesn't stop us! We have instilled some good habits and today we explore how to make them more satisfying so we are more inclined to keep doing them. We reminisce on starting our respective instruments and how they weren't immediately gratifying. We are shocked about Tom Brady's retirement and the lack of soap available at Catherine's high school. Brittany admits just how late she was to the Instagram train and we weigh the advantages of Hilary Hahn's #100daysofpractice. Join us in being satisfied! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
43:40
February 02, 2022
35. Atomic Habits: The 3rd Law: Make it Easy (Ch. 11 - 14)
You know what's not easy? Bartok. Also, technology issues. That's what James Clear (AKA Mr. Clean) was thinking about when writing this section. Today we focus on forward motion and how to turn our inherent laziness to our advantage to make our desired habits seem easy. We talk about some insightful subjects, such as the correlation between procrastination and perfectionism and neuron connections. We also talk about some not as smart things, like muscles versus mussels. It also wouldn't be Fiddle & Pipe without Catherine singing! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:01:05
January 26, 2022
34. Atomic Habits: The 2nd Law: Make it Attractive (Ch. 8 - 10)
TW: sexual harassment We bring our attractiveness today and discuss how to make our habits attractive! We can keep to our habits better if we make them appealing to us. People naturally perceive certain habits as attractive due to how our brains are wired and how the people around us react. We discuss making some of these changes in our own lives. Catherine revisits her California Pizza Kitchen fantasy and how she deals with negative emotions. Brittany dishes about Bob's Burgers and why violinists and violists are supposed to bend their bow thumbs and pinkies. But really the underlying theme of today's episode is coffee. Curious to know more? Listen on! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
50:02
January 19, 2022
33. Atomic Habits: The 1st Law: Make it Obvious (Ch. 4 - 7)
Obviously today we are talking about the First Law of Atomic Habits: Make it Obvious. We get pretty personal with applying this law towards our exercising and music routines to better our habits. Brittany has some synonym rolls, and it wouldn't be Fiddle & Pipe without Catherine singing! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
48:43
January 12, 2022
32. Atomic Habits: The Fundamentals (Intro - Ch. 3)
We are kicking off the new year strong with James Clear's Atomic Habits. Today we are diving into the fundamentals of the book and Clear's explanation of how habits are shaped and how to shape your own habits. Catherine gets really into why she hates math, and Brittany reverts back to 6th grade with her come backs. We have some insightful conversation too (it's not all gags)! Grab a copy of this book, and read with us as we start 2022 with a "new year, same shit" mentality while doing what we can to help ourselves get better with baby steps. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
47:31
January 05, 2022
*Unlocked* Never Have I Ever: Christmas Edition
Merry Christmas! We are giving our gift early by unlocking one of our recent Patreon episodes. Hope you enjoy! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:06:18
December 22, 2021
31. Obscure Classical Christmas Music
TW: suicide We're doing something a little different today and discussing some obscure (at least to us) Christmas music! Listen to us discuss and direct four different pieces. Brittany pronounces foreign names completely wrong and Catherine spills some tea on 19th century drama! This is our last episode of 2021. We'll be back on January 5, 2021 with our next book, Atomic Habits! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
52:57
December 15, 2021
30. Gigmas
Merry Gigmas musician friends! Brittany and Cat chat their experience and tips to surviving the season of holiday gigs! Websites & apps mentioned in this episode will be linked below: Partifi Quickbooks Self-Employed App Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
42:48
December 08, 2021
29. John Williams: The Magic behind Harry Potter w/ Matt Richards
Fan girl with Brittany, Cat and our third co-host/regular guest Matt Richards from "MMM Conversations" as we dive into to the world of John Williams and his music! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
57:46
December 01, 2021
28. Musician to Podcaster: The 21st Century Musician w/ Dr. Heidi Kay Begay
We are joined today by Dr. Heidi Kay Begay of Flute 360 to discuss what it's like being a musician in the 2000s. COVID-19 and modern culture have forced musicians to either adapt and succeed or stay stagnant and struggle. In a world still struggling with a pandemic, colleges/universities being slow to adapt, and jobs in academia and symphonies are few and far between, how does the average classical musician survive? We discuss what led us all to podcasting, our perspectives on where we were led astray, and how to do better for future generations of musicians. Also, Catherine does manage to sneak a reference to High School Musical that is surprisingly relevant. Thank you again to our sponsor, the Ultimate Music Business Summit (UMBS). UMBS is a virtual, two day summit designed for and by musician entrepreneurs to help musicians grow in their business skills. This is taking place in January 2022 and is open to everyone. Go to https://www.musicsummit.biz for more info. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
50:05
November 17, 2021
27. Twilight: Ch. 23, 24, & Epilogue w/ Emily Crisp, Matt Richards, & Reiner Slay
Fiddle & Pipe meets half of MMM Conversations with some happy hour thrown in? What?! We are joined today by Emily Crisp and Matt Richards, co-hosts of MMM Conversations, as well as Reiner Slay, vocalist of Concrete Supergun for a five person episode! We reminisce about other '00s trends, such as Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadone, and Kim Possible. Reiner exposes himself as the ringleader of Team Turn-Her. Emily provides a voice of reason that is much needed for this novel, and Brittany facepalms during all of Bella's lines. This episode is crazy, so grab a drink (or not), grab a book, and tune in! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:03:08
November 10, 2021
26. Twilight: Ch. 19 - 22
The Cullen's assemble and create a master plan to keep away Bella's floral scent away from James because she's his second favorite human snack. Bella plays hide and seek in the 2nd most obvious place you would find her outside of Forks but fails when a mysterious phone call surfaces, and Bella is forced to choose between life with her marbled, raincoat model boyfriend and death.  What does Bella choose? Will Edward be there in time before she makes a decision? Who's the mysterious caller on the line?  Do vampires blink? What kind of room service did Bella order during her Holiday Inn stay? Can Brittany figure out a map of the United States? What songs will Catherine sing next? All of this and more on this new episode of Fiddle & Pipe! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
52:35
November 03, 2021
25. Twilight Ch. 15 - 18 w/ Amanda (& Matt Richards)
We are joined by Amanda, one of Catherine's oldest friends from high school! The three of us eagerly dive into what proves to be the beginning of the meaty second half of Twilight; or we try to, but we are constantly disrupted by Brittany's pets. We get really hooked on male rain jacket supermodels, pancakes, and the technicalities of scent and how it travels. Catherine's Spark Notes reach an all time high when she proposes another ending to this section. We're joined at the end by a surprise guest?! Stay tuned! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
52:05
October 27, 2021
24. Twilight Ch. 13 & 14
It's Brittany and Catherine in person again, as they are joined by Brittany's zoo and talk about sparkling, touching, and questioning the science of vampires. They finally learn about the creation of the Cullen clan and discuss many theories that would have made the Twilight saga a little more interesting and less filler from the stupid high school dance for last 12 chapters. Sit back, drink a lemon La Kroger and enjoy the newest episode of Fiddle & Pipe! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
52:01
October 20, 2021
23. Twilight: Ch. 10 - 12
We are in-person! Catherine has flown to Georgia from Colorado, and today we are in the same room discussing Chapters 10 – 12 of Twilight. We have about as much chemistry in-person as Bella and Edward do in…biology? We wonder what vampires smell like and what they’re made of and we get into our favorite colors and gemstones. We also hyper analyze Bella and Edward’s relationship and exactly how toxic it is. Brittany reminisces on dating as a middle/high schooler and gets really grossed out about drinking milk. Catherine tells us exactly how to pronounce “Chopin” and declares her (early) allegiance to Team Jacob. There might be some singing. In fact, is it even a Fiddle & Pipe episode if we don’t sing? This section ends with something…shimmering? Tune in next week for the cliffhanger reveal! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
46:38
October 13, 2021
22. Twilight: Ch. 6 - 9
Bella and her Forks friends go on a trip to the beach in La Push where they meet the teenage dream you always wanted in high school, Jacob Black. Bella charms her way into Jacob's heart, so he tells her a scary story about the Cullens supposedly being vampires because it's obvious. Bella researches vampires on AskJeeves.com and still isn't sure if Edward is a vampire, yet all the signs are 99.9% there. Bella goes dress shopping with Jessica and Angela because this high school dance is the hot event in town, but she decides to break off from her gal pals to research more about vampires before almost becoming a True Crime subject on the Port Angeles's 5 o'clock news. Does Bella end up on the 5 o'clock news? Is Edward really a vampire? What dress color does Jessica pick for the dance? All of these questions and more will be answered as Brittany & Catherine continue their journey in 50 Shades of Twilight. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
58:54
October 06, 2021
21. Twilight: Ch. 3 - 5 w/ Reiner Slay
Brittany & Catherine are joined again with Pumpkin Spice (aka Reiner). They go back in time to a mid 2000's Forks, Washington where the high school dance is the talk of the town, Edward Cullen is a 40 year freshman, and apathetic teenagers are pricking blood in biology class for Forks Blood Depot. Oh and Claude Debussy makes an appearance because of Edward's melting honey, musical voice. Get into the mind of a judgmental 16 year old girl, as Fiddle & Pipe takes a deeper dive into Fifty Shades of Twilight. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
50:21
September 29, 2021
20. Twilight: Ch. 1 & 2 w/ Matt Richards
We are joined again by Matt Richards of MMM Conversations to discuss our next book: Twilight! We hit the ground running addressing some of the controversies surrounding Stephanie Meyer. The amount of content we could pull from two chapters is staggering: we went real deep into the religious symbology of Twilight, we discuss the sexual appeal of vampires, and we think back to our own teen years in the 2000s and early 2010. Brittany does a mini dive on vampires and texting, Catherine thinks back to when she was the new girl in school, and Matt does several impersonations of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
44:56
September 22, 2021
*Unlocked* F&P Happy Hour #3 w/ Matt Richards
Due to a microphone error, both of our tracks weren't good for this scheduled episode. Instead of taking a week off, we decided to treat y'all to a taste of our happy hour podcast on Patreon! We also had Matt Richards of MMM Conversations join in! Grab a drink and a snacky snack and listen to us reminisce about class piano and aural skills at KSU. We also chitty chat the start of the school year and how that's going while we're still in the middle of a pandemic. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider joining us on Patreon! Our podcast will always be free, but if you think what we do is worth something, we really appreciate it! For only $5 a month, you'll have access to our happy hour podcasts and any outtakes and bloopers we put up. There will be more content to announce in the future! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
50:12
September 15, 2021
19. Immortal Beloved w/ Wendy Tabor
Happy Deaf Awareness Month! We're kicking off September discussing the Beethoven (composer, not the dog) movie "Immortal Beloved." We are also joined by Wendy Tabor, Canadian photographer, graphic designer, and member of the hard of hearing community. We dive into the logistics of the movie itself, including certain questionable costume choices and more serious aspects, such as the visual and audio representation of Beethoven's deafness. Catherine enlightens everyone with how she first heard Beethoven 9, Brittany makes fun of Canada, and Wendy provides some serious intel on living the hard of hearing life.  Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
52:34
September 08, 2021
18. Our First Year in Music School
Take a portal back in time to 2010 & 2011 for this #WaybackWednesday as Brittany and Catherine reminisce their freshman year in music school. Hear about all the awkward moments about being late to rehearsals, countless hours sitting in practice rooms and not playing, coffee, breakups with best friends and crappy guys, more coffee, an embracing change in a new environment because let's face it, we all went through some terrifying life changes our freshman year; don't lie.  Thanks to By the Beans for sponsoring this episode! Use promo code "fiddle3" to get 10% off your order! Follow us on Instagram: Fiddle & Pipe: @fiddleandpipe Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
50:47
September 01, 2021
17. Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: Ch. 9 & Recap w/ Matt Richards
TW: death We are joined again by Matt Richards of MMM Conversations to discuss Chapter 9 of “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck” and to recap the book! As always, we get confused on time. We also deal with some technological problems which brings us back to virtual teaching. We discuss death in general as well as the possibility of our own deaths. We realize that life is too short and we collectively decide to approach life with a YOLO perspective. Catherine gives her SparkNotes on this chapter, Brittany still gets Charles Manson and Mark Manson mixed up, and Matt writes a hit song. Other topics include Hannah Montana, middle school memories, Dr. Suess, hustle culture, and so much more! We announce our next book at the end! We hope you enjoyed this book with us! We officially don’t give a fuck, and we hope you don’t either. Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
49:44
August 26, 2021
16. Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: Ch. 7 & 8
Brittany and Catherine continue to read "Charles" Mark Manson's, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, as they talk about setting boundaries and saying the word that defines 2021, “no.”  Other discussions include: pressure comparisons between musicians and athletes, crappy portrayals of romantic relationships on tv, and how Brittany has never read or seen Holes. In the words of Shia LaBeouf, "JUST DO IT" and listen to Fiddle & Pipe podcast.  Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
57:55
August 18, 2021
15. Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: Ch. 5 & 6 w/ Reiner Slay
Today we are joined by Reiner Slay, vocalist for Kennesaw based band Concrete Supergun! Luckily for us, he also doesn't give a fuck. Reiner gives tips for life past thirty, Brittany describes what a flute is, and Catherine reads! Some of our conversations center around identifying and changing your own toxic traits, friendship break ups, Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream excerpts, and your sense of self (especially for musicians). We do dip a little into politics this episode, but we also have some South Park and The Office references to balance that out. At the end of the day, we don't give a fuck and we hope you don't either. Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
53:05
August 11, 2021
14. Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: Ch. 3 & 4
Brittany and Catherine have no concept of time when posting their podcast episodes, but do understand the concept of still not giving a f*ck. As unofficial sponsors for Hulu, they discuss crying in the shower, entitlement, privilege, trauma, and suffering because with all jokes aside, it's good to have real discussions on hard topics and not giving a f*ck about it.  Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
51:42
August 04, 2021
13. Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: Ch. 1 & 2 w/ Matt Richards
We are joined again by Matt Richards, co-host of MMM Conversations, to introduce our next book: "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck." We discuss the first two chapters, which includes conversations like who we are trying to impress, social media (and its influence), Catherine's worst Pizza Hut customer, and at the end of the day, what we give a fuck about. Matt and Catherine also got *really* into Star Wars (join our Patreon for the outtakes!). This takes our podcast in a totally new direction, and we hope you enjoy.  Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
49:44
July 28, 2021
12. A Return to Normalcy?
Brittany and Catherine talk about what most of us have been experiencing: getting back to normal. Is it normal yet though? Hear their thoughts on things opening back up, including responses from Fiddle & Pipe listeners! Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
48:25
July 21, 2021
11. Final Inner Thoughts of Music
We finished "The Inner Game of Music!" In our less structured episode to date, we give a recap of "The Inner Game of Music," including takeaways, thoughts/feelings about the book, and our personal ratings. Other mentions include our next book, The Lion King, Casa Bonita, and more! Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much. 
22:03
July 14, 2021
10. Inner Game of Music: Ch. 14 & 15 w/ Matt Richards
Brittany and Cat are again joined with Matt (look at ya'll, we can rhyme), co-host of MMM Conversations, as they discuss the last two chapters of "The Inner Game of Music." They discuss the effects of positve and negative criticism within ensemble playing, finding creativity through composing and improsivation, Matt shows off a little freestyle with new names, Catherine mushes over Taylor Swift, and Brittany gets hypnotized thinking about orange creamsicles because this is one hot girl summer so far! Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
57:40
July 05, 2021
9. Inner Game of Music: Ch. 12 & 13 w/ Matt Richards
Today we are joined by Matt Richards, bassist, middle school orchestra teacher, and co-host of MMM Conversations. Listen as we dive into two very different chapters of this book: one dealing with how to address the relationship between parent/coach/teacher and child/student, and the other addressing how to balance the inner game concepts between the two sides of the brain. Topics include classroom recruitment, the gig economy, Catherine's love for sloths, how good rosin looks like it would taste, using constructive criticism instead of negative statements, cassette tapes, what competitive music school is like, and providing kids with the tools they need to succeed. Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:08:05
June 28, 2021
8. Inner Game of Music: Ch. 10 & 11
Brittany and Catherine dive into Chapter 10 as they talk how effective awareness versus “do it” instructions are when teaching lessons. Later, they turn on their “inner game listener”by listening to a thousand heavy metal rounds of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. Catherine also fights a spider, so the bigger question is, who wins? Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
41:44
June 21, 2021
7. Inner Game of Music: Ch. 8 & 9
We dive back into "The Inner Game of Music" with Chapter Eight (Coping with Obstacles) and Chapter Nine (Improving the Quality of Musical Experience). We address some key points, such as not worrying about impressing others, how to get past our inner thoughts, turning anxiety into excitement, and how to find that magical balance between being bored and being too challenged. More off topic content includes Super Bowl LI, Harry Potter, The Nebula Ensemble, Brittany's wedding, saber-toothed tigers, Titanic, Brittany's show and tell and more! Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
46:53
June 14, 2021
6. Inner Game of Music: Ch. 6 & 7
We address the last inner game skill: trust! As well as how to trust yourself. In this episode, we also chat about Figaro's trip to the emergency vet, our first review (!), Catherine's trust problems, performance anxiety, acting, role playing, how this is becoming a Hilary Hahn fan podcast, Strauss (and Catherine's dislike of his music), fishing, and more! Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
01:02:03
June 07, 2021
5/4.B. Inner Game of Music: Ch. 5, Pt. 2
We continue with where we left off last week: the second half of Will! We continue discussing performance goals and bring up experience goals and learning goals. We also talk a little about writing screenplays for pieces, how to motivate yourself past school, how kids are gross, mental self-care, and shapes. We might even sing in this episode, and introduce Kit Kat Meow Meow's first studio album. Listen and find out! Follow us on Instagram: Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute Join Our Facebook Group. Support us on Patreon and Anchor. Rate, subscribe, and follow us on your podcasting app. Share with your friends and family! Every bit helps us so much.
43:04
May 31, 2021
4. Inner Game of Music: Ch. 5, Pt. 1
This week we cover the first half of the last of the fifth chapter of "The Inner Game of Music": Will! This is the second basic skill of the inner game. We discuss geometry, why we started playing our respective instruments and how we decided to become professional musicians, performance goals, experience goals, Hilary Hahn, Catherine's love for extended technique, making our students sing, and Limewire!  Follow us on Instagram:  Brittany Ross: @bmrossmusic  Catherine Flinchum: @catflinchflute  If you're interested in supporting the concert fundraiser for Palestine, follow or message @frozenfiddlerose on Instagram.  Find information on the Nebula concert here: https://www.nebulaensemble.org/events/ Join Our Facebook Group
31:54
May 24, 2021
3. Inner Game of Music: Ch. 4
Brittany and Catherine are back to discuss the first inner game skill: awareness! This episode, perhaps our most on topic episode yet, is centered around simple awareness and how to achieve it. The discussion focuses on immersing yourself in the present, as well as aural skills, physics, mediation. Catherine also brings up the idea of a Facebook group! Follow us on Instagram: @bmrossmusic - Brittany Ross @catflinchflute - Catherine Flinchum Join the Facebook Group - Fiddle & Pipe Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/539559797424210
46:18
May 17, 2021
2. Inner Game of Music: Ch. 2 & 3
Brittany and Catherine return with Chapters Two and Three of "The Inner Game of Music!" This episode focuses on the concept of the inner game and the skills needed for success. Other subjects include sweat hands, geometry, brain development, as well as grad school experiences and musicians and mental health! 
49:19
May 10, 2021
1. Inner Game of Music: Ch. 1
In their debut episode, Brittany and Catherine dive into the first chapter of “The Inner Game of Music” by Barry Green. As they explore the concepts of what exactly the inner game is, they also discuss their inner-Mozarts, football, anxiety, skateboarding accidents, bad wedding gigs, and more! Find us on Instagram: ⬇️ Brittany Ross @bmrossmusic Catherine Flinchum @catflinchflute
44:44
May 03, 2021
0. Trailer
Welcome to Fiddle & Pipe! In this trailer, Catherine Flinchum & Brittany Ross brainstorm the possibilities of 2 classical musicians starting a podcast...and reading books!  
07:59
April 19, 2021