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Flute is an extremely fun instrument to play, and MusicProfessor's comprehensive curriculum will help you get the most out of your learning. Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. On the way, you'll also learn basic music theory and musicianship skills.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Start Here- Download the Course Sheet Music

    • Welcome to Beginning Flute

    • Beginning Flute - Sheet Music Companion Book

  • 2

    Module 1 - Flute Basics

    • Lesson 1: Introduction

    • Lesson 2: Parts of the Flute

    • Lesson 3: Air and Embouchure

    • Lesson 4: The Flute Head Joint

    • Lesson 5: Exercise 1.1 - Head Joint Exercises

    • Lesson 6: Exercise 1.2 - Head Joint Exercises

    • Lesson 7: Exercise 1.3 - Head Joint Exercises

  • 3

    Module 2 - The Head Joint

    • Lesson 8: Introduction

    • Lesson 9: Recap

    • Lesson 10: Pulse

    • Lesson 11: Exercise 1.1 - Counting

    • Lesson 12: Exercise 1.2 - Counting

    • Lesson 13: Exercise 1.3 - Counting

    • Lesson 14: Flute Register Changes

    • Lesson 15: Staff

    • Lesson 16: Exercise 2.1 - Register and Rhythm

    • Lesson 17: Exercise 2.2 - Register and Rhythm

    • Lesson 18: Exercise 2.3 - Register and Rhythm

    • Lesson 19: Exercise 3.1 - Super Flutist

    • Lesson 20: Exercise 4.1 - Super Flute

    • Lesson 21: Exercise 4.2 - Super Flute

  • 4

    Module 3 - Playing the Flute

    • Lesson 22: Introduction

    • Lecture 23: Recap

    • Lesson 24: Exercise 1.1 - 3-4 Time

    • Lesson 25: Exercise 1.2 - 3-4 Time

    • Lesson 26: Exercise 1.3 - 3-4 Time

    • Lesson 27: Putting it Together

    • Lesson28: Playing Position

    • Lesson 29: Lining up the Head Joint (with stickers)

    • Lesson 30: Sitting Position

    • Lesson 31: Notes B, A, G

    • Lesson 32: Exercise 2.1 - Half and Whole Rests

    • Lesson 33: Exercise 2.2 - Half and Whole Rests

    • Lesson 34: Exercise 2.3 - Half and Whole Rests

    • Lesson 35: Exercise 2.4 - Half and Whole Rests

    • Lesson 36: Melody 1.1 - Buns

    • Lesson 37: Melody 2.1 - Lamb

    • Lesson 38: Melody 3.1 - Skipping Around - Quarter Rests

    • Lesson 39: Taking it Apart

  • 5

    Module 4 - Octaves

    • Lesson 40: Introduction

    • Lesson 41: Recap

    • Lesson 42: Note C

    • Lesson 43: Exercise 1.1 - Sea of C

    • Lesson 44: Exercise 2.1 - B 2 C

    • Lesson 45: Exercise 3.1 - Easy as ABC - Dotted Half Notes

    • Lesson 46: Exercise 4.1 - Trills

    • Lesson 47: Octaves

    • Lesson 48 - Ledger Lines

    • Lesson 49: Exercise 5.1 - Octaves

    • Lesson 50: Melody 1.1 - Soaring - Dotted Half Rests

  • 6

    Module 5 - First Melodies

    • Lecture 51: Introduction

    • Lesson 52: Recap

    • Lesson 53: Notes F, E, and Bb

    • Lesson 54: Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know scales

    • Lesson 55: Exercise 2.1 - Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 56: Key Signatures

    • Lesson 57: Exercise 3.1 - No Buns Sold

    • Lesson 58: Melody 1.1 - Lightly Row

    • Lesson 59: Melody 2.1 - Ode to Joy

    • Lesson 60: Melody 3.1 - Polly Wolly - Pickup Notes

  • 7

    Module 6 - Major Scales

    • Lesson 61: Introduction

    • Lesson 62: Recap

    • Lesson 63: Note D

    • Lesson 64: Exercise 1.1 - D to E

    • Lesson 65: Exercise 1.2 - C to D

    • Lesson 66: Exercise 1.3 - Finger Exercises

    • Lesson 67: Exercise 2.1 - Hot Cross Buns 'High Sales'

    • Lesson 68: F-Major Scale

    • Lesson 69: Melody 1.1 - Twinkle

    • Lesson 70: Melody 2.1 - Go Tell Aunt Rhodie

    • Lesson 71: Melody 3.1 - Moon Over Ruined Castle - Dotted Quarter + Eighth

  • 8

    Module 7 - Expanding Range

    • Lesson 72: Introduction

    • Lesson 73: Recap

    • Lesson 74: Note Eb

    • Lesson75: Exercise 1.1 - Low Eb to High Eb

    • Lesson 76: Exercise 2.1 - Slurring

    • Lesson 77: Bb-Major Scale

    • Lesson 78: C-Major Scale

    • Lesson 79: Melody 1.1 - Los Pollitos - Repeat Sign

    • Lesson 80: Melody 2.1 - Shepherds Hay

    • Lesson 81: Melody 3.1 - Hsiao

    • Lesson 82: Melody 4.1 - Spring

    • Lesson 83: Melody 5.1 - New World

  • 9

    Module 8 - New Techniques

    • Lesson 84: Introduction

    • Lesson 85: Recap

    • Lesson 86: Note Ab

    • Lesson 87: Note F#

    • Lesson 88: Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know Ab

    • Lesson 89: Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know F#

    • Lesson 90: Eb-Major Scale

    • Lesson 91: G-Major Scale - Flutter Tonguing

    • Lesson 92: Melody 1.1 - London Bridge

    • Lesson 93: Melody 2.1 - Alouette

    • Lesson 94: Melody 3.1 - My Country

  • 10

    Module 9 - Enharmonics

    • Lesson 95: Introduction

    • Lesson 96: Recap

    • Lesson 97: Exercise 1.1 - Note High D - Harmonics

    • Lesson 98: Note C#

    • Lesson 99: Enharmonics

    • Lesson 100: Exercise 2.1 - Getting to know C#

    • Lesson 101: D-Major Scale

    • Lesson 102: Troubleshooting C#

    • Lesson 103: Ab-Major Scale

    • Lesson 104: Melody 1.1 - Aura Lee

    • Lesson 105: Melody 1.2 - Aura Lee

    • Lesson 106: Melody 2.1 - Santa Lucia

    • Lesson 107: Melody 3.1 - Saints

Here's What You'll Learn

  • Quality Sound

    We'll teach you how to make a quality sound right from the start by demonstrating techniques and exercises for producing the characteristic flute sound.

  • Proper Technique

    We'll take you from proper posture to proper playing position as you work step-by-step through the techniques to make you the most successful flute player you can be.

  • Reading and Understanding Music

    Throughout the course you're given fun interactive exercises and music to play, along with how to read the notes on the page and gain a basic understanding of music theory, too.

Meet Your Flute Professor

LISA GARNER SANTA

Lisa Garner Santa currently serves as Artist-Performer and Professor of Flute at Texas Tech University...more...

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