Fleadh Tunes For The Flute
You may be wondering 'What is a Fleadh tune'? The Fleadh Cheoil (Festival of Music) is an Irish music competition organised by Comhaltas. There are county, provincial and 'all-Ireland' levels of competition that take place in Britain, N. America and Ireland. These all lead to the grand final 'The All Ireland Fleadh' which takes place in Ireland each August. In this course, Majella teaches suitable tunes for flute competitors at the fleadh. However, this course is geared not only towards Fleadh competitors, but also at any flute player who wants to learn tunes best suited to the instrument. The course begins with simple dance tunes and slow airs. A progressive study of ornamentation, variation, phrasing, tempo, rhythm and tone will take place. When dealing with Slow Airs the main focus will be on the phrasing, momentum, appropriate ornamentation, the use of expression and most importantly the history and background to the airs and the accompanying songs, words and translations. The course will enable the learning flautist to have knowledge of appropriate competition tunes and an understanding of how to approach the topic of air playing
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