All About Reels: Learn How to Master Reels on the Irish Flute

 

Here is the All About Reels lesson by lesson breakdown:

  1. The Braes of Busby.
  2. Introduction to intonation.
  3. The Street Player.
  4. Continuation of the study of intonation plus an introduction to abdominal breathing.
  5. The Temple Hill Reel.
  6. Continuation of the study of intonation and abdominal breath. Begin study on breathing in reels.
  7. Merry Nicht Under The Tummel Brig.
  8. Continuation of the study of intonation and abdominal breath. Continuation of the study of breathing in reels.
  9. The Robin.
  10. Continuation of the study of intonation and abdominal breath. Introduction to articulation creating emphasis.
  11. The Four Province Fling.
  12. Continuation of the study of breathing patterns and articulation patterns in reels. Introduction to variation patterns.
  13. Maggie Moore’s Pancakes.
  14. Tone improving exercises.
  15. The Watchmaker Reel.
  16. Continuation of the study of intonation, abdominal breathing, breath and articulation studies. Introduction to the study of scales and patterns for finger dexterity.
  17. The Commodore.
  18. Continuation of breath and articulation study. Introduction to using harmonies for improving tone.
  19. The Jug of Punch.
  20. Continuation of intonation, abdominal breath, finger dexterity and tune enhancement. Continuation of breath and articulation mapping. Introduction to notes in the third octave. Introduction to keywork.
  21. The Big Reel of Ballynacally.
  22. Continuation of previous studies. Focus on variation.
  23. Brian Quinn’s Reel.
  24. Introduction to a fun practice app!
  25. Paddy Fahey’s Reel.
  26. Conclusion of course. Caring for your keys!

 

Bonus Lessons:

  1. Complete Warm-Up Exercises for Flute: G Major.
  2. Complete Warm-Up Exercises for Flute: D Major.
  3. Complete Warm-Up Exercises for Flute: A Major/Minor.
  4. Complete Warm-Up Exercises for Flute: B Minor.
  5. Complete Warm-Up Exercises for Flute: E Minor.
  6. Complete Warm-Up Exercises for Flute: D Minor.

 

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Sample Sheet Music

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All About Reels Lessons

Level

The Braes of Busby

All About Reels Lesson 1

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Creating rhythmical G rolls

Reel

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Introduction to intonation

All About Reels Lesson 2

  • Level 2

Intonation for the key of G major


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The Street Player

All About Reels Lesson 3

  • D Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Rolls & triplets

Reel

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Introduction to abdominal breathing

All About Reels Lesson 4

  • Level 2

Intonation for key of D major


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The Temple Hill Reel

All About Reels Lesson 5

  • A Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Ornamentation, left hand dexterity & variation

Reel

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Begin study on breathing in reels

All About Reels Lesson 6

  • Level 2

The economical use of breath


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Merry Nicht Under The Tummel Brig

All About Reels Lesson 7

  • E Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Rolls, triplets & variation

Reel

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Continuation in study of intonation

All About Reels Lesson 8

  • Level 2

Intonation for key of E minor


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The Robin

All About Reels Lesson 9

  • B Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Simple, rhythmical tune with great lift

Reel

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Introduction to articulation creating emphasis

All About Reels Lesson 10

  • Level 2

Intonation exercises


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The Four Province Fling

All About Reels Lesson 11

  • B Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

A simple, single tune

Reel

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Introduction to variation patterns

All About Reels Lesson 12

  • Level 2

How to create subtle variations effectively


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Maggie Moore’s Pancakes

All About Reels Lesson 13

  • B Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Focus on syncopation & ornamentation

Reel

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Tone improving exercises

All About Reels Lesson 14

  • Level 2

A fun challenge to improve tone


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The Watchmaker Reel

All About Reels Lesson 15

  • A Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

How to make ornamentation percussive

Reel

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Study of scales and patterns for finger dexterity

All About Reels Lesson 16

  • Level 2

Series of exercises as a warm up for A Major & A Minor


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The Commodore

All About Reels Lesson 17

  • D Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Using F Naturals

Reel

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Using harmonies for improving tone

All About Reels Lesson 18

  • Live 2

Harmonics on the note of D


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The Jug of Punch

All About Reels Lesson 19

  • D Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Focus on Key work, Ti-ka-ta tonguing and Rolls

Reel

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Introduction to notes in the third octave & key work

All About Reels Lesson 20

  • Level 2

Continuation of intonation, abdominal breath, finger dexterity & tune enhancement.


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The Big Reel of Ballynacally

All About Reels Lesson 21

  • G Mixolydian
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Playing a Modal Tune

Reel

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Focus on variation

All About Reels Lesson 22

  • Level 2

Continuation of previous studies. Focus on variation


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Brian Quinn’s Reel

All About Reels Lesson 23

  • G Mixolydian
  • Level 2
  • Melody

This tune lends itself to long phrases

Reel

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Introduction to a fun practice app

All About Reels Lesson 24

  • Level 2

Introduction to a fun practice app


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Paddy Fahey’s Reel

All About Reels Lesson 25

  • G Mixolydian
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Keywork will be focused up and the key of B flat introduced

Reel

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Caring for your keys

All About Reels Lesson 26

  • Level 2

Conclusion of Course & Caring for your keys


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Complete Warm-Up Exercises for Flute: G Major

Bonus Lesson 1

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Warm-Up

Warm-Up Exercises G Major


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Complete Warm-Up Exercises for Flute: D Major

Bonus Lesson 2

  • D Major
  • Level 2
  • Warm-Up

Warm-Up Exercises D Major


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Complete Warm-Up Exercises for Flute: A Major/Minor

Bonus Lesson 3

  • A Major
  • Level 2
  • Warm-Up

Warm-Up Exercises A Major/Minor


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Complete Warm-Up Exercises for Flute: B Minor

Bonus Lesson 4

  • B Minor
  • Level 2
  • Warm-Up

Warm-Up Exercises B Minor


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Complete Warm-Up Exercises for Flute: E Minor

Bonus Lesson 5

  • E Minor
  • Level 2
  • Warm-Up

Warm-Up Exercises E Minor


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Complete Warm-Up Exercises for Flute: D Minor

Bonus Lesson 6

  • D Minor
  • Level 2
  • Warm-Up

Warm-Up Exercises D Minor


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