This course is aimed at the absolute beginner flute player. It begins with a series of six free lessons then progresses through to the twelve main subscription lessons. How to hold the instrument with proper hand, lip and finger posture will be demonstrated and explained in the first of the six free lessons, along with the scales of D and G. Other basic fundaments that Steph will address include: how to create space in a tune to breath, breath technique, articulation, ornamentation, flute maintenance and how to gain clarity of tone in both the high and low register. Throughout the course she progressively refers to and teases out many of the issues that give so many flute players difficulties. The ‘Flute Basics' course will equip the beginner flautist with the necessary rudiments to begin a journey down the long and adventurous road of Irish flute playing. By the end of the course, the learner will have a repertoire of fourteen Irish tunes that sit very on the flute, the knowledge of how to play with good tone and rhythm with basic ornamentation and a deeper understanding of the Irish music tradition.
Welcome to OAIM
Online Academy of Irish Music
- Would you like to become a better musician or singer?
- Are you on the path to mastering your instrument but need some top technique tips?
- Are you interested in beginning a journey into Irish music and want to get off to a great start?
- Do you have a busy life style and find it hard to fit in the time to drive to weekly music lessons or are there no Irish music teachers in your area?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you have come to the right place!