Learn Flute FAST!

A beginner's guide to playing one of the most beautiful instruments in the world: The Flute!
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Instructed by Ann Dunnington Music / Instruments
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  • Lectures 61
  • Contents Video: 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course 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.

What are the 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!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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!

What 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.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction - Let's Get Started!
00:47

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

01:01

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

04:01

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

04:50

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

06:33

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

02:51

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

02:45

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

06:01

Our final try at headjoint rhythms!

5 questions

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

Section 2: Putting the Flute Together
02:18

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

03:41

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.

01:32

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

04:28

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

01:35

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

04:53

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

5 questions

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

Section 3: Time to Play our First Flute Notes!
02:46

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

02:06

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

02:11

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

09:11

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

01:58

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

05:09

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!

4 questions

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

Section 4: Let's Learn C!
04:16

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

07:23

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

04:41

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

3 questions

How much do you remember from Section 4?

Section 5: Rests, Rhythms, and Review!
02:30

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

03:49

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

04:55

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

3 questions

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

Section 6: New Notes and Note Review
06:32

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

03:05

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

04:42

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

03:17

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

02:35

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!

03:43

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

3 questions

How much can you remember about Section 6?

Section 7: New Note, New Scale, and Dynamics!
05:13

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!

04:55

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

04:24

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

4 questions

How much can you remember from Section 7??

Section 8: New Note - Eb and Sixteenth Note Rhythms
06:35

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

05:16

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

02:21

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

02:12

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

4 questions

How much do you remember from Section 8??

Section 9: New Note - Ab, Dotted Rhythms, and Familiar Songs
07:17

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

02:59

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

05:40

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!

04:52

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

3 questions

How much can you remember from Section 9??

Section 10: New Note - Db, Triplets, and Compound Time
04:46

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

03:28

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

06:07

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

3 questions

How much do you remember from Section 10?

Section 11: New Note - Gb, Enharmonics, and Chromatic Scales
03:51

In this lecture, we are learning a new note, the Gb! We will also play the Db scale. So many flats!

04:07

In this lecture, we are learning about Enharmonics. This is where two notes sound and are fingered the same, but are written differently! Commence mind explosion!

04:33

In this lesson, we are going to learn about a scale made up entirely of half-steps- the Chromatic Scale!

3 questions

How much do you remember from Section 11??

Section 12: New Key Signatures - Let's Play Some Sharps!
02:39

In this lecture, we will play our first notes in the Key of G, which includes an F# (aka the Enharmonic name of Gb) in the Key Signature.

02:54

In this lecture, we will learn to play in the key of D. Now we have two sharps in the Key Signature - F# and C# (enharmonic names of Gb and Db)

02:31

In this lecture, we will be playing in the key of A! Now we have an F#, C# and G# in the Key Signature (enharmonic names of Gb, Db, and Ab).

03:27

In this lesson, we are learning the key of E. Our Key Signature will have an F#, C#, G#, and D# (enharmonic names of Gb, Db, Ab, Eb)

03:52

In this lecture, we are learning about the Key of B! We will now have 5 sharps in the Key Signature- F#, C#, G#, D#, A# (enharmonic names of Gb, Db, Ab, Eb, Bb)

02:40

In this lecture, we are going to learn about another scale type - Minor Scales! These scales sound sad, but also very pretty!

3 questions

How much do you remember from Section 12?

Section 13: More Familiar Songs and Flutie Fun!
02:21

Let's play some more familiar songs together!

03:26

Let's have some flutie fun! Time to learn about Trills!

05:36

Let's add some spice to your sound with some more flutie fun - Vibrato!

05:02

Let's learn how to tongue very fast by Double and Triple Tonguing! This is some more flutie fun!

01:15

Have you ever purred like a cat, or gargled water? If so, you can Flutter Tongue! Let's try some more flutie fun!

3 questions

How much do you remember from Section 13?

Section 14: Finale
00:33

You did it! Congratulations on making it to the end of this course!! I hope that you enjoy a lifetime of music making on the flute!

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Instructor Biography

Ann Dunnington, 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.

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