Extended techniques for flautists

Course Dates: 07/11/20 - 28/11/20
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Location: Online

A fun and practical online workshop for flautists to explore the weird and wonderful ‘extended’ sounds and techniques of contemporary flute music. As well as trying out new techniques, we will play some samples of contemporary music and learn how these techniques can enhance our general flute playing.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

This course explores ‘extended’ flute techniques that have developed since 1900, including sounds used in jazz, rock (e.g. Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull) and classical music (e.g. Ian Clarke, Robert Dick). It is a practical course in which you will be able to try out the techniques, play along with the tutor and apply them by recording a piece of ensemble music.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Singing and playing
Pitch bending
Whistle tones
Alternative fingerings
Alternative articulations
Tone developmen.

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

Play using at least two new techniques
Understand contemporary notation for extended techniques
Listen to and identify techniques used in contemporary flute music
Understand how extended techniques can improve tone
Apply your new knowledge of extended techniques to your individual practice and tone development.

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

You should have at least 3 years of tuition, have a range of at least 2 octaves and be able to sight-read.

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

This class will be taught online, with tutor demonstration and explanation via video conferencing. You will have the
chance to play along with the tutor as well as individually, and to listen to a range of audio examples. You may be asked to practise between the sessions/days and to contribute to a group recording.

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

You should have a pen and paper to make notes, and be able to access or print PDFs.

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

You may also be interested in Flute advanced
This short course is a supplement to the general instrumental programme.
A follow-up course.

Tutor Biographies
Lindsey Fillingham Tutor Website

Lindsey Fillingham (flute, piano, chamber music and improvisation tutor) graduated with BMus(Hons) from the University of Cape Town in 2009 and went on to study in Stockholm (KMH), Manchester (RNCM), and privately with Kate Hill (RAM). She has played with the likes of the Hallé, the Cape Philharmonic, and Orchestra of the Swan in venues including Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields, has performed as a soloist with the Johannesburg Philharmonic, and broadcast for BBC’s Songs of Praise and Sunday Worship. Lindsey is carrying out PhD research at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, into group classical improvisation. She has led improvisation workshops and courses at the University of Cape Town, City Lit and Barbican’s OpenFest, amongst others. Lindsey loves performing to diverse communities, and is equally at home singing in school workshops or playing in care settings. She is a member of soundSPARK wind quartet and, with the Ashdown Duo, the Musicians in Hospitals and Care scheme. Lindsey is passionate about passing on the joy of music-making, and teaches at City Lit and Kensington Prep School.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: ME908A

Sat, day, 07 Nov - 28 Nov '20

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £69.00
Senior fee: £69.00
Concession: £69.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? music@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2630

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