Expert Irish Flute Technique

The course 'Expert Irish Flute Technique' is aimed at the more advanced flute player who would like to specifically target and develop technique in the context of ten tunes. Students will address ornamentation, leaning more complex forms and attempt a greater density of ornamental practice. They will also be introduced to a number of different forms of articulation and techniques of emphasis and duration as well as examining strategies for variation and approaches to phrasing. Students will also specifically target the use of keys through the adaption of known repertoire and will also be introduced to exercises to engage develop tone, dexterity and stamina. The styles of many of the great flute players from the Irish tradition are discussed and referred to throughout the course.


Lessons

free Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 1
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 1

In this lesson Niall will teach the well known Jig called 'Willie Coleman's'. Th [.. Read More]

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Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 2
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 2

In this lesson Niall will teach a reel in A minor called 'Johnny's Wedding'. The [.. Read More]

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Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 3
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 3

Niall will teach a Jig in the key of E major 'Andy Jarvis'. In this lesson he wi [.. Read More]

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Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 4
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 4

Niall will begin to teach a four part Polka in this lessons called 'Charlie O'Ne [.. Read More]

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Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 5
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 5

In this lesson, Niall will continue to teach part C and D of Charlie O'Neill's P [.. Read More]

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Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 6
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 6

In this lesson Niall will teach a well known Reel in D major called 'The Green M [.. Read More]

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Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 7
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 7

Niall will teach a Reel in the key of G major called 'Frank Delaney's'. In this [.. Read More]

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Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 8
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 8

Niall will begin to teach a four part Reel in the key of G minor in this lesson. [.. Read More]

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Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 9
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 9

In this lesson, Niall will continue to teach part C and D of the Gan Ainm Reel i [.. Read More]

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Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 10
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 10

Niall will teach the Reel 'The Boyne Hunt' in the key of E major in this lesson. [.. Read More]

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Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 11
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 11

In this lesson, Niall will teach a Slow Air in the key of D minor called An Pais [.. Read More]

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Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 12
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 12

In this lesson Niall will teach an Orange March called 'Young Men in Their Bloom [.. Read More]

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Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 13
Expert Irish Flute Technique Lesson 13

This lesson consists of a series of exercises that Niall prescribes for the bett [.. Read More]

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Online Academy of Irish Music

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