Irish Flute Technique

The course 'Advanced Flute Technique' is aimed at the more experienced flute learner. In it, Kevin guides the student through a myriad of cranns, rolls, triplets, back-stitch triplets, key-work and cuts. One of the main themes of the course is articulation; Kevin constantly refers to throat articulation as a means of accentuating the rhythm of the tunes and demonstrates again and again how to use glottal-stops to attack the notes for percussive effect. Although the techniques taught in this course are challenging technically, many of the tunes taught are also suitable for the less advanced player.
A keyed flute (or an ambitious keyless flute player with half-holing capabilities) is required for a few of the tunes that Kevin teaches in the keys of F major and D minor. By the end of this course, the flautist can expect to have a wealth of technical tips and tricks to add to other tunes in his/ her own repertoire as well thirteen new, quirky flute tunes.


Lessons

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The Quaker's Wife

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 1


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Creating Rhythm Using Throat Articulation

Jig

John McKenna's Jig

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 2


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Creating Rhythm Using Throat Articulation

Jig

The Red Haired Girl

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 3


A Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Key Work and Various Ornamentation

Slip Jig

Joy of My Life

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 4


F Major | Level 3 | Melody

Challenging Keys: F Major / Key Work!

Reel

The Drunken Landlady

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 5


A Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Creating Rhythm Using Throat Articulation. The Long Roll.

Reel

In the Hen House

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 6


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: The Back Stitch, Triplets and Cranns

Reel

Andy McGann's

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 7


D Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Challenging Keys: D minor / Key Work

Reel

The Drogheda Reel

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 8


B Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Triplets and Rolls

Reel

Cormac O'Looney's

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 9


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Tongue Articulation

Reel

Farewell to Phillip Lane

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 10


F Major | Level 3 | Melody

Challenging Keys: F Major / Key Work

Reel

The Standing Abbey

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 11


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Embouchure and Cranns

Hornpipe

The High Hill of Tara

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 12


A Minor | Level 3 | Melody

The use of Vibrato and Slides in Slow Tunes

March

The Rising Sun

Advanced Irish Flute Technique Lesson 13


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Cranns

Reel

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Welcome to OAIM
Online Academy of Irish Music

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