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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Singing and playing
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?
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A follow-up course.