By the end of this course, you will have a wealth of advanced technical tips plus exercises to hone your ornamentation styles. The course has 13 lessons, broken into 3 to 4 tutorials each, where tunes are taught phrase by phrase.
Expert Irish Flute Technique addresses ornamentation, both learning more complex forms and attempting a greater density of ornamental practice. Throughout the course you are also introduced to a number of different forms of articulation and techniques of emphasis and duration, as well as strategies for variation and approaches to phrasing. It includes exercises to engage and develop tone, dexterity and stamina, as well as key work. The styles of many of the great flute players from the Irish tradition are discussed and referred to throughout the course.
The traditional Irish tunes and corresponding techniques taught are:
Johnny’s Wedding (Intonation, Variation, Key work)
Andy Jarvis’ (Challenging Keys, Key work)
Charlie O’Neill’s (Throat and Tongue Articulation)
Charlie O’Neill’s #2 (Throat and Tongue Articulation, Embouchure)
The Green Mountain (Phrasing, Breathing and Variation)
Frank Delaney’s (Variation and Improvisation)
Gan Ainm Reel (Challenging Keys: G Minor, Key Work)
Gan Ainm Reel #2 (Challenging Keys: G Minor, Key Work)
The Boyne Hunt (Challenging Keys: E Major, Key Work)
An Paistin Fionn (Ornamentation for Airs, Tone, Vibrato)
Young Men In Their Bloom (Third Octave Playing)
Exercises (for the betterment of Tone, Ornamentation and Articulation)
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of Willie Coleman’s Jig
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.