Inside Let’s Practice No. 8 for developing players you will find:
2 studies, 1 piece, technical exercises, and a full day-to-day practice plan to keep you practicing all month!
PLUS…we have created a YouTube playlist with me playing all the pieces so that you know exactly how everything is supposed to sound.
A major, F# minor, arpeggios and chromatic starting on A
- Tricky fingerings in A major
- Extending the breath
Studies and pieces by Gariboldi and MacDowell amongst others.
Confused about your level? Here is a guide to our flute levels:
Late-beginner: You are very comfortable with the first octave on the flute. You still crack the second register B and C (just above the stave). You just started learning scales but are still very unsure about them. You are playing 4/4 time signatures and simple quarter note and 8th note rhythms. You will learn ¾ time signature as well as dotted rhythms.
Novice resource: You are fairly comfortable up the middle register B and C (just above the stave). You are starting to play up to high D (you will learn to do this on this level); You are playing your first 3 majors with ease (C, F, and G) and will learn all your majors and minors to the first 2 sharps and flats on the Novice level. You can play 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures and dotted rhythms. You will learn to play more complex rhythms and add 16th notes to the mix at this level.
Developing resource: You are managing to play D comfortably and are starting to venture toward the E. You will learn to play the 3rd register E, Eb, F, F# and G. Your scales up to the first 2 sharps and flats are fairly comfortable but you are learning more of these scales in 2 octaves. You are very comfortable with dotted rhythms and 16th notes and at this level, we will start exploring the 6/8 time signature and triplets.
Early-intermediate: You are playing up to the 3rd register G comfortably. We will start exploring the third register G#, A, and Bb in this level. In this level, you will learn all the keys up to the first 3 sharps and flats, most of them in 2 octaves. You will also become comfortable with a 2-octave chromatic scale, along with your melodic minor scales. You will become more comfortable with the 6/8 time signature and more complex dotted rhythms and triplets.