Flute Progressions

This course has been designed to follow on from Kirsten's previous course titled 'Flute Foundations'. The aim of the course is to take flute players whom have already mastered the basics of tone production, ornamentation and intonation up to the next level of playing. The 'building blocks' that were introduced in 'Flute Foundations' will be expanded upon. Focus will be placed on more advanced ornamentation: the crann, the short roll and the bounce. Phrasing and breathing will also feature as will the use of the G# key. It is not a prerequisite to have a keyed flute for this course; in the occasional instance where a key is used, Kirsten presents alternative melodic 'turns' for those with keyless flutes. Reference will be made to the exercises presented in 'Flute Foundations' throughout this course.


Lessons

free Flute Progressions Lesson 1
Flute Progressions Lesson 1

This lesson will teach Micho Russell's reel, also known as 'Doonagore reel'. Aft [.. Read More]

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Flute Progressions Lesson 2
Flute Progressions Lesson 2

This lesson will teach the reel, 'Paddy Mill's Fancy'. The focus will be on how [.. Read More]

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Flute Progressions Lesson 3
Flute Progressions Lesson 3

In this lesson, the reel 'John Blessington's' will be taught. Intonation (intern [.. Read More]

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Flute Progressions Lesson 4
Flute Progressions Lesson 4

'The Gallow Glass Jig' is the tune featured in this lesson. The focus of this le [.. Read More]

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Flute Progressions Lesson 5
Flute Progressions Lesson 5

This lesson will teach a jig in D. It is a composition of Siobhan O'Donnell's. [.. Read More]

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Flute Progressions Lesson 6
Flute Progressions Lesson 6

In this lesson, the Derry Hornpipe will be taught. Kirsten's study of intonation [.. Read More]

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Flute Progressions Lesson 7
Flute Progressions Lesson 7

This lesson will teach the jig, "The Blarney Pilgrim". Kirsten introduces the 'D [.. Read More]

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Flute Progressions Lesson 8
Flute Progressions Lesson 8

The Hop Jig 'Pat Over the Hill' will be taught in this lesson in the key of G ma [.. Read More]

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Flute Progressions Lesson 9
Flute Progressions Lesson 9

This lesson will teach a Hop Jig 'The Dusty Millar'. The focus of this lesson is [.. Read More]

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Flute Progressions Lesson 10
Flute Progressions Lesson 10

The reel 'McFadden's Handsome Daughter' will feature in this lesson. The key of [.. Read More]

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Flute Progressions Lesson 11
Flute Progressions Lesson 11

This lesson will teach 'The Kilmovee Jig'. Kirsten will return to the topic of ' [.. Read More]

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Flute Progressions Lesson 12
Flute Progressions Lesson 12

This lesson will teach the reel, "The Ashplant". The focus of this lesson will b [.. Read More]

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Flute Progressions Lesson 13
Flute Progressions Lesson 13

'The Scent of the Bog' in the key of G major in this lesson. The focus of this [.. Read More]

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