Flute 1: module 2

Course Dates: 18/01/19 - 05/04/19
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Angele Veltmeijer

For players who have developed a reliable steady sound on the flute and can play an octave of an F and G major scale. This second term of study will develop your music reading and playing. Continues to module 3 next term.


What is the course about?

You will learn more technique, notes and tunes on the flute. You will continue to learn to read music.

What will we cover?

- develop embouchure; control of the air stream; note bending; improvement of tone
- develop good posture and breathing
- continue developing articulation - tonguing and slurring
- further music reading, and forming notes into tunes
- play one and a half octaves of notes with good finger technique
- play rhythmically and in tune
- develop your musicianship
- continued learning of major and minor scales and arpeggios
- have improved skills in listening, sightreading and memorising.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- demonstrate the basics of flute technique e.g. embouchure, breathing, tone, tuning
- articulate the notes by tonguing and slurring
- play one and a half octaves of notes with good finger technique
- read music with confidence
- play rhythmically and in tune
- have improved musicianship and general knoweldge of music theory
- have improved skills in listening, sight-reading and memorising
- play at approximately Grade 1 (ABRSM / Trinity) level.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This module is for players with 3 month's experience who can produce a reliable steady sound on the flute and can play a one-octave F major scale. You must be able to read in the treble clef.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstration and explanation by tutor.
Group work, playing in unison and in two and three parts
Playing individually and with backing tracks or piano accompaniment
Listening to flute recordings
Class discussion
To make progress you will need to practise regularly between classes, ideally at least 20 minutes on at least 4 days a week
Occasionally you will have small written assignments to complete outside of class
There will be an optional opportunity to perform to a group at the end of the module.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Students need their own flute and cleaning accessories. Your tutor can advise.
Please bring a notebook and pencil.
Some music will need to be bought / borrowed from a library. Please purchase Abracadabra Flute 3rd ed. (with backing tracks, c.£10), available from Just Flutes, All Flutes Plus, Top Wind or Amazon [external websites]. You will use this book throughout Level 1.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

This course lead to Flute 1: module 3.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


Book your place

Course Code: ME111B

Fri, eve, 18 Jan - 05 Apr '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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