By the end of this course, you will have a wealth of technical tips and tricks to use with your current repertoire, as well thirteen new, quirky flute tunes. The course has 13 lessons, broken into 3 to 4 tutorials each, where tunes are taught phrase by phrase.
Irish Flute Technique expertly guides you through a myriad of cranns, rolls, triplets, back-stitch triplets, key-work and cuts. One of the main themes of this course is articulation; the tutor constantly refers to throat articulation as a means of accentuating the rhythm of the tunes and demonstrates again and again how to use glottal-stops to attack the notes for percussive effect.
The traditional Irish tunes and corresponding techniques taught are:
John McKenna’s Jig (Creating Rhythm Using Throat Articulation)
The Red Haired Girl (Key Work and Various Ornamentation)
Joy Of My Life (Challenging Keys: F Major)
The Drunken Landlady (The Long Roll)
In The Hen House (The Back Stitch, Triplets and Crans)
Andy McGann’s (Challenging Keys: D minor)
The Drogheda Reel (Ornamentation: Triplets and Rolls)
Cormac O’Looney’s (Tongue Articulation)
Farewell To Phillip Lane (Challenging Keys: F Major)
The Standing Abbey (Embouchure and Cranns)
The High Hill Of Tara (Vibrato and Slides)
The Rising Sun (Cranns)
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of The Quaker’s Wife
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.