Learn Flute FAST!
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Learn Flute FAST!

A beginner's guide to playing one of the most beautiful instruments in the world: The Flute!
4.7 (31 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
227 students enrolled
Created by Ann Dunnington
Last updated 6/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Choose the right beginning flute for you!
  • Make a beautiful sound on the most beautiful instrument in the world!
  • Recognize, read, and understand music so you that you can easily pick up your flute and play anything you want!
  • Discover a life-long love of music making!
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Requirements
  • A working flute.
  • A tuner and metranome app, or device.
  • A pencil and paper for taking notes or marking music.
  • A can-do attitude!
Description

Have you always wanted to learn how to play the flute? If you have, this Learn Flute FAST course is for you! In this course, you will learn everything you need to know about becoming a great flute player, including:

-Choosing the best flute for you

-Reading notes, rhythms, dynamics, and articulations on the music staff

-Playing familiar songs

-...and having fun all at the same time!

This course is great for those who are homeschooled, retirees, in a band program at school, or are seasoned musicians wanting to pick up a new instrument. Whether you want to play for fun, or want to play in front of thousands of fans, this course can help get you there! So, grab a cup of tea and your slippers, and let's learn how to play the flute.

Who is the target audience?
  • This Learn Flute FAST course is meant for those who have never played music before and want to learn the flute, up through those that are seasoned musicians and want to quickly pick up the flute!
  • Great for homeschool students, students in (or wanting to be in) band programs, retirees, or busy families.
  • Recommended ages of 8 and up.
  • Prior music experience is not necessary.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction - Let's Get Started!
8 Lectures 28:49

Welcome to Learn Flute FAST! We're going to have a lot of fun! Let's get comfy and dive right in!

Preview 00:47

In this lecture, you will learn how to choose the best flute for you.

Preview 01:01

In this lecture, we will be learning proper breathing and embochure placement.

Preview 04:01

It's time to make a sound on the Headjoint!

Preview 04:50

In this lesson, we will learn about the importance of a steady tempo, and introduce Whole Notes, Half Notes, Quarter Notes, and Eighth Notes.

Tempo, and Intro to Whole, Half, Quarter and Eighth Notes
06:33

In this lecture, we will play some rhythms on the headjoint!

Let's Play Rhythms on the Headjoint!
02:51

Let's try some rhythms on a higher note on the headjoint!

More Headjoint Rhythms!
02:45

Our final try at headjoint rhythms!

Last Headjoint Rhythms Lesson!
06:01

How much do you remember about what we have learned in Section 1?

Section 1 Review Quiz
5 questions
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Putting the Flute Together
6 Lectures 18:27

In this lesson, you will learn how to put the flute together and how to line up the joints properly.

Putting the Flute Together
02:18

In this lesson, you will learn how to safely disassemble the flute, and how to properly care for the flute so it lasts a long time.

Taking the Flute Apart and Flute Care
03:41

In this lesson, you will learn how to play your first note on the assembled flute.

Let's Make Our First Flute Sound!
01:32

In this lesson, we will learn how to properly hold the assembled flute.

How to Properly Hold the Assembled Flute
04:28

In this lesson, you will learn how to read a fingering chart, to enable you to play any note you'd like!

How to Read a Fingering Chart
01:35

In this lesson, we'll learn what notes the lines and spaces on the staff represent.

Reading Notes on the Staff
04:53

In this quiz, we will review what we have learned in Section 2!

Section 2 Review Quiz
5 questions
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Time to Play our First Flute Notes!
6 Lectures 23:21

In this lesson, you will learn your first real note - the G!

First Note - G
02:46

In this lesson, you will learn your second note - A!

Second Note - A
02:06

In this lecture, you will learn your third note - B!

Third Note - B
02:11

Let's review the G, A, and B!

G, A, B Exercises
09:11

In this lecture, you will discover the importance of Time Signatures, and how they relate to the notes you see on the page.

Time Signatures - Let's Do Math!
01:58

In this lecture, we're talking all about playing in tune! This is a great time to pull out your tuner, or smartphone tuner app. If you don't have one, feel free to download a free app!

Am I in Tune??
05:09

Let's test your knowledge about the content in Section 3!

Section 3 Review Quiz
4 questions
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Let's Learn C!
3 Lectures 16:20

It's time to learn your fourth note - the C! We'll also review the G, A, and B to put it all together!

New Note - C
04:16

In this lecture, we will talk about articulation, and how to make certain stylistic sounds on the flute.

What are Articulations?
07:23

It's time to expand our range and play some upper octave G, A, B, and C's!

Upper Octave Note Exercises
04:41

How much do you remember from Section 4?

Section 4 Review Quiz
3 questions
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Rests, Rhythms, and Review!
3 Lectures 11:14

Let's spend a moment talking about resting. Who doesn't love to rest?!

Let's Rest!
02:30

In this lecture, we are learning about a different type of rhythm- using ties and dots!

Ties and Dots.
03:49

In this lecture, we will learn the counting of a Dotted Half Note, and review our G, A, B, and C!

Dotted Half Notes, and Reviewing G, A, B, and C
04:55

Let's see how much you remember from Section 5!

Section 5 Review Quiz
3 questions
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New Notes and Note Review
6 Lectures 23:54

In this lecture, we are learning three new notes! D, E and F.

New Notes! D, E and F!
06:32

Now that we have learned D, E, and F, let's practice them together!

D, E, and F Practice
03:05

You have learned so many notes! Let's put together what we have learned thus far!

Let's Put it All Together! G, A, B, C, D, E, and F
04:42

Let's have some fun and learn about syncopation! These will get your foot tapping!

What is Syncopation?
03:17

In this lecture, we are preparing to learn our first Major Scale! But first, let's talk about what a Major Scale is, and how it's comprised of either Whole Steps or Half Steps!

Let's Learn About Scales!
02:35

Let's play our first Major Scale - the C scale!

C Major Scale
03:43

How much can you remember about Section 6?

Section 6 Review Quiz
3 questions
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New Note, New Scale, and Dynamics!
3 Lectures 14:32

In this lecture, we're learning a new note- the Bb (B Flat). This B is a half-step lower than the first B we learned. We'll also play another Major Scale!

New Note - Bb. Let's play the F scale!
05:13

Let's review the F scale, and put everything we have learned thus far together!

Time to Review!
04:55

In this lecture, we are going to discover dynamics, aka playing loudly or softly.

What are Dynamics?
04:24

How much can you remember from Section 7??

Section 7 Review Quiz
4 questions
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New Note - Eb and Sixteenth Note Rhythms
4 Lectures 16:24

In this lecture, we are learning a new note - the Eb!

New Note - Eb
06:35

In this lecture, we're learning a new type of rhythm - Sixteenth Notes! Hold on to your hats- these are fast notes!

New Rhythms - Sixteenth Notes
05:16

This new rhythm is an Eighth Note Two Sixteenths, also known as a Grasshopper! Let's have some fun with insects!

New Rhythms - Grasshoppers
02:21

In this lecture, we will be playing Two Sixteenths Eighth notes, also known as Hoppergrass! (Yes, I know that's not a real word...)

New Rhythms - Hoppergrasses
02:12

How much do you remember from Section 8??

Section 8 Review Quiz
4 questions
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New Note - Ab, Dotted Rhythms, and Familiar Songs
4 Lectures 20:48

In this lesson, we are learning a new note- the Ab! This note engages the Left Hand pinky for the very first time!

New Note - Ab
07:17

In this lecture, we will learn about a new type of rhythm- the Dotted Quarter Eighth!

Dotted Quarter Eighth Rhythms
02:59

In this lecture, we're going to learn about Dotted Eighth Sixteenth rhythms. They're faster than Dotted Quarter Eighths, so put on your seatbelt!

Dotted Eighth Sixteenth Rhythms
05:40

In this lecture, you'll learn some familiar songs. Time to impress your friends and family!

Familiar Songs - Impress Your Friends!
04:52

How much can you remember from Section 9??

Section 9 Review Quiz
3 questions
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New Note - Db, Triplets, and Compound Time
3 Lectures 14:21

In this lecture, we are learning a new note! The Db! We'll also play an Ab scale.

New Note - Db
04:46

In this lecture, we're going to learn about a new type of rhythm - Triplets!

New Rhythm - Triplets
03:28

In this lecture, we're going to learn about 3/8, 6/8, and 9/8 time.

Compound Time - 3/8, 6/8, 9/8
06:07

How much do you remember from Section 10?

Section 10 Review Quiz
3 questions
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About the Instructor
Ann Dunnington
4.7 Average rating
31 Reviews
227 Students
1 Course
Flute Teacher and Performer

Ann has been a private music teacher of flute/piccolo for 15 years, and throughout that time, has taught over 7000 private lessons. She is currently a flute/piccolo player with several semi-professional orchestras, and has played with numerous ensembles as a both a chamber player and soloist. Most recently, Ann performed on stage for an audience of 15,000 with the multi-platinum selling rock band '311'.

Ann currently teaches flute, piccolo, and clarinet lessons to students of all ages and abilities at her music studio, and is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Music Teachers National Association, and the National Flute Association.