Flute Foundations

This course is aimed at the flautist who already knows how to play the flute but who wants to improve on the basic foundations of their playing. These foundations include ornamentation, tone, intonation and breath. Tunes taught will be picked from the repertoire of common session tunes enabling the learning flautist to go to a local session and join in with confidence knowing that he/she will have tunes in common with other musicians. Each lesson will focus on a specific element of flute playing and appropriate exercises will be given. The taught technique will then be applied to the weeks tune.


Lessons

FREE

The Fisherman's Slip Jig

Flute Foundations Lesson 1


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation: The Cut

Slip Jig

Rolling in the Ryegrass

Flute Foundations Lesson 2


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation: The Cut

Reel

Pigtown

Flute Foundations Lesson 3


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Exercises for Tone and Breathing

Reel

Connacht Man's Rambles

Flute Foundations Lesson 4


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation: The Tap

Jig

The Idle Road

Flute Foundations Lesson 5


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation: Taps, C♮. Tone: Strengthening of the low D

Jig

Fig for A Kiss

Flute Foundations Lesson 6


E Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Exercises to strengthen Tone and Embouchure

Slip Jig

The Coach Trip to Sligo

Flute Foundations Lesson 7


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation: Roll on a G

Jig

The Mourne Mountains

Flute Foundations Lesson 8


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

How to Warm Up Before Playing

Reel

The Rolling Wave

Flute Foundations Lesson 9


D Mixolydian | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation: The Roll

Jig

The Pride of Petravore

Flute Foundations Lesson 10


E Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation: Slides

Hornpipe

Off to California

Flute Foundations Lesson 11


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Melodic Variation

Hornpipe

The Swallow's Tail

Flute Foundations Lesson 12


A Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Melodic Variation

Reel

The Lass of Ballintra

Flute Foundations Lesson 13


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation: The Roll on G and A

Reel

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Welcome to OAIM
Online Academy of Irish Music

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