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First Flute

Lesson Details

A complete lesson-by-lesson overview.

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Flute and Basic Flute Sound

  • Performances
  • Fundamental Blowing Technique
  • Fundamental Embouchure Technique
  • Flute Anatomy
  • Flute Assembly, Disassembly and Alignment
  • Flute Care and Maintenence
  • Explanation of Octaves and how to tune them
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • Introduction of Instruments for Children
  • Posture
  • First Notes on the Flute
  • Using a Fingering Chart
  • Perfect Hand Position
  • Articulation Technique
  • Musical Theory Instruction
  • Music to Play
  • Practice Technique

Lesson 2: Hand Position and Breathing Basics

  • Performances
  • Flute Assembly Revision
  • Posture
  • Legato Playing
  • Musical Theory Instuction
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • Breathing Technique
  • Tempo
  • Slurs
  • Music to Play
  • Different Types of Articulation
  • Rhythm
  • Duet with Sir James

Lesson 3: Posture and Practice Advice

  • Performances
  • Composer Information
  • Posture
  • Breathing and Breathing Exercises
  • Singing
  • Musical Gestures
  • Equipment Advice
  • Practice Techniques
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • Low Notes
  • Tricks and Tips
  • Embouchure Technique for Low and High Notes
  • Exercises
  • New Notes
  • Practice Time Advice
  • Music to Play

Lesson 4: Scales and Articulation

  • Performances
  • Scales with Demonstrations
  • Music Theory
  • Practice Technique
  • Scales in Context
  • Exercises
  • Articulation
  • Double Tonguing Method
  • Chromatic Scales
  • Extended Scales
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • Music to Play

Lesson 5: Time Signatures and Finger Technique

  • Performances
  • Arpeggios
  • Scales
  • Time Signatures
  • Music Theory
  • Playing from Memory
  • Exercises
  • New Notes
  • Sequences
  • Perfect Finger Technique
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • Posture
  • Pressure Points When Holding the Flute

Lesson 6: Seated Posture and Scales Revision

  • Performances
  • Sitting Posture
  • Standing Posture
  • New Notes
  • Embouchure Technique
  • Scales
  • Improvisation
  • Exercises
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • Music to Play

Lesson 7: Arpeggios, Improvisation and Memorization

  • Performances
  • New Notes
  • Scales
  • Exercises
  • Broken Scales
  • Tone Advice
  • Arpeggios
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • Memorising
  • Music to Play
  • Duet with Sir James
  • Scales Demonstrations

Lesson 8: Advanced Scales and Articulation

  • Performances
  • Music Theory
  • New Notes
  • Hand Position
  • Exercises
  • Broken Scales
  • Arpeggios
  • Articulation
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • Single Tonguing
  • Finger Technique
  • Double Tonguing
  • Music to Play
  • Orchestral Excerpts

Lesson 9: Finger Technique and Tone

  • Performances
  • Practice Advice
  • Finger Technique
  • Demonstrations
  • Exercises
  • Creating a beautiful tone
  • Posture
  • Anatomy
  • Breathing
  • Care and Maintenance
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • New Notes
  • Hand Position
  • Scales
  • Arpeggios
  • Mozart Concerto Demonstration

Lesson 10: Low Notes and Expression

  • Performances
  • Working on Low Notes
  • Diminuendos
  • Crescendos
  • Practice Advice
  • Embouchure Work
  • Exercises
  • Tone Colors
  • Expression
  • Music to Play
  • The importance of Singing
  • Finger Exercises
  • Downloadable Sheet Music

Lesson 11: Music Theory and Interpretation

  • Extended Scales
  • New Notes
  • Music Theory
  • Exercises
  • Broken Scales
  • Arpeggios
  • Music to Play
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • Practice Advice
  • Tone
  • Embouchure Technique
  • Close-Ups
  • Interpretation of Repertoire
  • Breathing in Pieces
  • Musical Breaths

Lesson 12: Rhythm and Tuning

  • Performances
  • Rhythm
  • Practice Advice
  • Exercises
  • Scales Practice
  • Metronome Practice
  • Documenting Your Practice
  • Intonation Advice and Tuning
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Intonation Advice Using Fifths
  • Singing
  • Syncopation
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • Repertoire Interpretation
  • Musical Terms
  • Duet with Sir James

Lesson 13: Chromatic Scales and High Notes

  • Performances
  • Chromatic Scales
  • Exercises
  • Posture
  • New Notes
  • High Register Notes
  • Left Hand Position
  • Instrument Control
  • High Register Practice
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • Repertoire Practice
  • Rhythmic Practice
  • Close-Ups

Lesson 14: Dynamics and Rhythmic Practice

  • Performances
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • New Notes
  • Exercises
  • Scales
  • Arpeggios
  • Pianissimo in the High Register
  • Embouchure Close-Ups
  • Practice Technique
  • Tone
  • Embouchure Technique
  • Rhythmic Practice
  • Repertoire Advice
  • Snatched Breaths
  • Breathing

Lesson 15: Round-Up and Revision – Looking Forward

  • Performances
  • Downloadable Sheet Music
  • Revision of Subjects Cocered
  • Biographical Information
  • Flute Care and Maintenence
  • Scales
  • Arpeggios
  • Memorising Music and Exercises
  • Structuring Your Practice
  • Practicing Mindfully
  • Scales in Musical Context
  • Triple Tonguing
  • Recommended Publications
  • Exercises
  • Introduction to Köhler Studies
  • Demonstration of Köhler Studies
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