Irish Flute Skills

Irish Flute Skills is Kirsten's third OAIM flute course. The lessons are designed to follow on from her previous courses Flute Foundations and Flute Progressions.


She continues to explore ways of articulating, phrasing and ornamenting popular session tunes and presents exercises to aid tone, embouchure and breath control. Each video lesson is accompanied by downloadable notation and MP3’s.
Throughout the course, Kirsten teaches thirteen tunes including Reels: The Kilmaley Reel, The Peaceful Green Groves, Jim O’Donogues, Lady Ann Montogomery’s and The Mullinavat, Jigs: The Holly Bush, Garret Barry’s, and The Rookery, Waltz: ’The Munster Cloak’, Barndance: Pearl O’Shaughnessy’s and Slides: Kathleen O’Hehirs and Sweet Marie.


By the end of this course flute students will have a greater understanding of the rhythm of Irish dance tunes, and will continue to develop techniques that emphasis the rhythm, such as glottal stops, ornamentation and the breath. The student will also learn thirteen tasty session tunes that are well suited to the flute!


Lessons

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The Hollybush

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 1


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation: Short and Long Rolls on G

Jig

The Humours of Alehouse

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 2


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Throat Articulation

Jig

The Kilmaley Reel

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 3


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Tone: Consistency through lower and higher registers

Reel

The Peaceful Greengroves

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 4


A Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Tone and Left Hand Dexterity

Reel

Kathleen O’Hehir’s Slide

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 5


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Throat Articulation and Tone

Slide

Sweet Marie

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 6


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Flutter Tonguing,

Slide

Jim Donoghue’s

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 7


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Breathing and Phrasing

Reel

The Rookery

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 8


D Mixolydian | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation: Cranns, C♮ornamentation. Breathing and Phrasing.

Jig

Garrett Barry’s

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 9


D Mixolydian | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation: Cranns, C♮ornamentation. Breathing and Phrasing.

Jig

The Munster Cloak

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 10


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Flutter Tonguing. The high D

Waltz

Pearl O’Shaughnessy’s Barndance

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 11


G Major | Level 2 | Melody

Kirsten will now teach a Barndance called 'Pearl O'Shaughnessy's. She will examine…

Barndance

Lady Ann Montgomery’s

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 12


D Major | Level 2 | Melody

Tone: The Low D!

Reel

The Mullinavat

Irish Flute Skills Lesson 13


E Minor | Level 2 | Melody

Ornamentation

Reel

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