- 14 lessons teaching how to play Irish music on Silver Flute.
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This course is a first for OAIM. It is specifically designed to teach you how to play Irish music on the Silver Flute. It is aimed at improvers through to advanced players. More specifically it is designed for players coming from outside the Irish music tradition. Really, it is for any player who would like to play more authentically in the Irish style.
For silver flute players new to Irish music, this course provides a gateway to all of OAIM’s other flute courses as well as Irish music in general.
This course is also a gem for wooden flute players who are ready to explore tunes in the more challenging keys of G minor and A major. For the wooden player, it gives an excellent opportunity to advance in keywork / chromatic techniques.
In the first lesson, the tutor introduces the course and examines the main stylistic differences between the Irish style flute playing and other traditions of playing.
Throughout the course, the tutor focuses on how to cultivate rhythm through throat articulation with various exercises prescribed for different tune types.
Another theme running throughout the course is the large elephant in the room for lots of flute players: where and when to breathe in jigs and reels! The tutor breaks this down clearly and succinctly.
Ornamentation is also broken down clearly and is demonstrated specifically for the silver flute
Focus on creating the typical Irish flute style sound on the silver flute is demonstrated clearly in the specific skills of: ornamentation, articulation, breathing, octave blowing, phrasing, variation, and rhythm.
A really interesting range of tunes of all types are taught, in a wide variety of keys:
Johnny O’Leary’s , Polka
The Boyne Hunt, Reel
The Dancing Master, Jig
Tar Road to Sligo, Jig
Maud Millar, Reel
I”ll Buy Boots for Maggie, Polka
The Gladstone, Reel
The Greenfields of Woodford, Jig
Caislean an Oir, Hornpipe
The Morning Dew, Reel
Dowd’s Favourite, Reel
Sample Sheet Music
Download The Dancing Master ABC Sheet Music.
Download The Dancing Master Standard Notation Sheet Music.
Sample mp3 of The Dancing Master
Steph Geremia, Steph Geremia is an Irish flautist and singer highly regarded as one of the top musicians of her generation. Perhaps best known for her vibrant and versatile Irish flute playing and as a mainstay of the critically acclaimed group, Alan Kelly Gang, she brings a wealth of musical scholarship to her love for Ireland’s North Connaught tradition, as displayed on her sparkling 2018 release Up She Flew. “Exceptional skill and musicality. . . a masterclass in Irish flute.” Folkworld ★★★★ RnR ★★★★ Songlines.
Steph has toured extensively around the globe and performed at top world and folk music festivals including WOMADelaide (Australia), Edmonton Folk Festival (Canada), Celtic Connections (Scotland) Milwaukee Irish Fest (USA), and the Guinness Irish Festival (Switzerland). Steph also tours with the inimitable Scottish songstress, Eddi Reader and in the past has performed with critically acclaimed artists including the Grammy award-winning Chieftains, Sea Road Sessions, Alan Kelly, Johnny ‘Ringo’ McDonagh (De Dannan), Kris Drever (Lau), Ian Carr, Sean Smyth (Lúnasa), Michael Rooney, John McCusker & Heidi Talbot, Líadan and many more. Steph has also joined forces with prestigious theatre companies from Edinburgh to Galway to the US including Galway’s An Taibhearc and the New York based, award-winning & avant-garde, Mabou Mines, in their production of Peter and Wendy, on the original score composed by the late Scottish fiddle player, Johnny Cunningham. Read more.
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.
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