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.
Welcome to Learn Flute FAST! We're going to have a lot of fun! Let's get comfy and dive right in!
In this lecture, you will learn how to choose the best flute for you.
In this lecture, we will be learning proper breathing and embochure placement.
In this lesson, we will learn about the importance of a steady tempo, and introduce Whole Notes, Half Notes, Quarter Notes, and Eighth Notes.
In this lecture, we will play some rhythms on the headjoint!
Let's try some rhythms on a higher note on the headjoint!
Our final try at headjoint rhythms!
How much do you remember about what we have learned in Section 1?
In this lesson, you will learn how to put the flute together and how to line up the joints properly.
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.
In this lesson, you will learn how to play your first note on the assembled flute.
In this lesson, we will learn how to properly hold the assembled flute.
In this lesson, you will learn how to read a fingering chart, to enable you to play any note you'd like!
In this lesson, we'll learn what notes the lines and spaces on the staff represent.
In this quiz, we will review what we have learned in Section 2!
In this lesson, you will learn your first real note - the G!
In this lesson, you will learn your second note - A!
In this lecture, you will learn your third note - B!
Let's review the G, A, and B!
In this lecture, you will discover the importance of Time Signatures, and how they relate to the notes you see on the page.
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!
Let's test your knowledge about the content in Section 3!
It's time to learn your fourth note - the C! We'll also review the G, A, and B to put it all together!
In this lecture, we will talk about articulation, and how to make certain stylistic sounds on the flute.
It's time to expand our range and play some upper octave G, A, B, and C's!
How much do you remember from Section 4?
Let's spend a moment talking about resting. Who doesn't love to rest?!
In this lecture, we are learning about a different type of rhythm- using ties and dots!
In this lecture, we will learn the counting of a Dotted Half Note, and review our G, A, B, and C!
Let's see how much you remember from Section 5!
In this lecture, we are learning three new notes! D, E and F.
Now that we have learned D, E, and F, let's practice them together!
You have learned so many notes! Let's put together what we have learned thus far!
Let's have some fun and learn about syncopation! These will get your foot tapping!
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 play our first Major Scale - the C scale!
How much can you remember about Section 6?
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!
Let's review the F scale, and put everything we have learned thus far together!
In this lecture, we are going to discover dynamics, aka playing loudly or softly.
How much can you remember from Section 7??
In this lecture, we are learning a new note - the Eb!
In this lecture, we're learning a new type of rhythm - Sixteenth Notes! Hold on to your hats- these are fast notes!
This new rhythm is an Eighth Note Two Sixteenths, also known as a Grasshopper! Let's have some fun with insects!
In this lecture, we will be playing Two Sixteenths Eighth notes, also known as Hoppergrass! (Yes, I know that's not a real word...)
How much do you remember from Section 8??
In this lesson, we are learning a new note- the Ab! This note engages the Left Hand pinky for the very first time!
In this lecture, we will learn about a new type of rhythm- the Dotted Quarter Eighth!
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!
In this lecture, you'll learn some familiar songs. Time to impress your friends and family!
How much can you remember from Section 9??
In this lecture, we are learning a new note! The Db! We'll also play an Ab scale.
In this lecture, we're going to learn about a new type of rhythm - Triplets!
In this lecture, we're going to learn about 3/8, 6/8, and 9/8 time.
How much do you remember from Section 10?
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.