One of the biggest challenges with learning the flute is knowing what to practice and when to practice it.
Sure, there are so many resources out there, but they can be a little bit overwhelming!
There is a clear and very systematic approach to flute learning that has been used by thousands of flutists all over the world. It involves a healthy diet of scales, long tones, technical exercises, studies, and pieces. Yet, there are so few resources that provide you with this winning recipe and meet you at the level you are at.
So, we embarked on a mission to create level-appropriate resources that help you get a good ‘flute diet’ so that you can start to see tangible improvements in your playing!
Here is how this resource works:
Each month we produce a resource called Let’s Practice. This resource is centered around a specific key (scale) or learning topic (tone, articulation).
In each resource, you will find everything you need to work on for a full month, along with a comprehensive practice plan.
Who are these resources suitable for?
This resource is good for any player who has learned the first octave on the flute up to the third register D (level after late-beginner and before developing)
Inside Let’s practice no. 1 for late-beginner players you will find:
3 studies, 3 pieces, technical exercises, and a full day-to-day practice plan to keep you practicing all month!
F major, d minor (natural) and arpeggios
1. Improving the middle register
2. Tricky fingerings in F major
Studies and pieces by Popp, Purcell, and many others.
Confused about your level? Here is a guide to our flute levels:
Late-beginner: 1-octave F major and D minor scales; Play up to middle register C; 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures and simple quarter note, 8th note rhythms, and introduction of dotted rhythms.
Novice resource: F major 1 octave, D minor up to 2 octaves, and 1-octave chromatic scale; Able to play up to high D; 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures and dotted rhythms.
Developing resource: F and D minor up to 2 octaves and 1-octave chromatic; able to play up to high F; 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures, dotted rhythms, 16th notes;
Early intermediate: F major, D minor, and Chromatic on F 2 octaves; Able to play up to third register A; 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8 time signatures, triplets, 16th notes.