Expert Irish Flute Technique

The course 'Expert Irish Flute Technique' is aimed at the more advanced flute player who would like to specifically target and develop technique in the context of ten tunes. Students will address ornamentation, leaning more complex forms and attempt a greater density of ornamental practice. They will also be introduced to a number of different forms of articulation and techniques of emphasis and duration as well as examining strategies for variation and approaches to phrasing. Students will also specifically target the use of keys through the adaption of known repertoire and will also be introduced to exercises to engage develop tone, dexterity and stamina. The styles of many of the great flute players from the Irish tradition are discussed and referred to throughout the course.


Lessons

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Willie Coleman's Jig

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 1


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Bounces, Cuts, Taps, Cranns, Short Rolls

Jig

Johnny's Wedding

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 2


A Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Intonation / Variation / Keywork

Reel

Andy Jarvis'

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 3


E Major | Level 3 | Melody

Challenging Keys / Key Work

Reel

Charlie O'Neill's (1)

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 4


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Throat and Tongue Articulation / Various Ornamentation / Vibrato!

Polka

Charlie O'Neill's (2)

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 5


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Throat and Tongue Articulation / Embouchure

Polka

The Green Mountain

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 6


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Phrasing, Breathing and Variation

Reel

Frank Delaney's

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 7


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Variation and Improvisation

Reel

Gan Ainm Reel (1)

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 8


G Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Challenging Keys: G Minor. Key Work

Reel

Gan Ainm Reel (2)

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 9


G Minor | Level 3

Challenging Keys: G Minor / Key Work

Reel

The Boyne Hunt

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 10


E Major | Level 3 | Melody

Challenging Keys: E Major / Key Work

Reel

An Paistin Fionn

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 11


D Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation for Airs / Tone / Vibrato

Slow Air

Young Men in their Bloom

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 12


E Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Third Octave Playing

March

Exercises

Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 13


Level 3 | Melody

Exercises for the betterment of Tone, Ornamentation and Articulation.

Focus on Technique

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Welcome to OAIM
Online Academy of Irish Music

  • Would you like to become a better musician or singer?
  • Are you on the path to mastering your instrument but need some top technique tips?
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