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School Flute Tutorials - Current Central Coast Conservatorium of Music Band program work

Below is a record of the music and technical skills your child should be playing/practicing at home between lessons as well as some general overarching goals that apply to all students enrolled in this program.  

To see your child's weekly at home practice goals, scroll down and navigate to your school and then click on your band level to expand the work/goals that are specific to your child's band.


Work goals are updated within 24 hours of each tutorial occurring.

Overall Progress Goals for the year

Please note that these termly goals are what is considered to be achievable for students who practice regularly at home between classes and achieve their weekly practice goals.  Students who choose not to undertake practice at home are unlikely to keep up and achieve these goals as they are less likely to attain the required physical learning as quickly as their peers who are playing more regularly.

Training Band Students

Term 1 Students should be working towards achieving following goals by the end of term: General goal Jingle Bells (p9) Extension Goal London Bridge(p13)/Twinkle Twinkle(p15) Technical Goals Scales - 5 note Bb Major scale(p9) 1 bar rhythm drills (p47) Articulation - beginning every note with the tongue (all tongued) Term 2 Students should be working towards achieving following goals by the end of term: General Goal Swallow Dance(p17) Extension Goal Bingo(p19)/page 21 songs Technical Goals Scales - Bb Major scale & Arpeggio (p47) 1 & 2 bar rhythm drills (p47) Articulation - - All Tongued, All Slurred Term 3 Students should be working towards achieving following goals by the end of term: General Goal Inanay/Penguin March(p27) Extension Goal The Dove Flew Out(p29)/Pirate Dreams(p31) Technical Goals Scales - Bb & F Major scales & Arpeggios (p47) 1 & 2 bar rhythm drills (p47) Articulation - All Tongued, All Slurred, Slurred in groups of 2 or 4 Octave Study (p28) Term 4 Students should be working towards achieving following goals by the end of term: General Goal Waltzing Matilda(p37)/Christmas Carols Extension Goal Any of the songs toward the end of the book Technical Goals Scales Bb & F Major scales & Arpeggios (p47) C Major scale & Arpeggio (p40) All rhythm drills (p47) Articulation - All Tongued, All Slurred, Slurred in groups of 2 or 4, Two Slurred & Two Tongued Octave Slurs (extended over full known range) Technical Extension All of p47

Concert Band Students

Repertoire Repertoire for concert bands is determined by conductors and is listed under your band below as and when teachers are made aware of the conductors choices Technique Technical Goals for concert band students will relate to specific repertoire however all students are expected to: practice regularly between classes and rehearsals play with good posture and always use a music stand to hold music so as to avoid any poor habits developing hold the flute correctly be able to play the following scales and arpeggios: B flat Major E flat Major Be able to understand and apply the below articulations: Tongue slur accent staccato Knowledge Knowledge Goals for concert band students will relate to specific repertoire however all students are expected to be able to demonstrate: understanding of dynamics in their music understanding of any tempo markings understanding of (and apply) all articulation indications ability to correctly interpret notes and rhythms

Central Coast Adventist School

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CCAS Training Band Week Commencing 11/03/24 * Continue to practice getting a nice strong sound on your Headjoint. * Practice infront of a mirror so you can see where you are placing the lip-plate * Learn the notes D, Bflat & C from your band book and try not to look at your fingers. * Practice nice strong long notes to build up your stamina and allow you to hear your tone. * Try not to move your lipplate around too much on your lips * Practice the songs on pg 7 Week Commencing 26/02/24 * Continue to practice getting a nice strong sound on your Headjoint. * Practice infront of a mirror so you can see where you are placing the lip-plate * Learn the notes D, Bflat & C from your band book * Practice the three songs on pg 6 * Band work 1. Switcheroo 2. Flowing Finger 3 Over the mountain CCAS Training Band Week Commencing 04/03/24 * Continue to practice getting a nice strong sound on your Headjoint. * Practice infront of a mirror so you can see where you are placing the lip-plate * Learn the notes D, Bflat & C from your band book * Practice the three songs on pg 6 * Band work 1. Switcheroo 2.Over the mountain 3.Hot Cross Buns MORE PRACTICE NEEDED Week Commencing 26/02/24 * Continue to practice getting a nice strong sound on your Headjoint. * Practice infront of a mirror so you can see where you are placing the lip-plate * Learn the notes D, Bflat & C from your band book * Practice the three songs on pg 6 * Band work 1. Switcheroo 2. Flowing Finger 3 Over the mountain

CCAS Concert Band Week Commencing 11/03/24 Flute Work Bflat major F major scale E flat majorscale *Beware of your pitching of the high notes * You need to use your tongue more to articulate the notes. * Work on your tone by playing long notes in your scales Octave Study Pg8 Minuet Pg 28 (Still need work) Band Work Shutup & Dance Pirates of the Caribbean MORE PERSONAL PRACTICE NEEDED CCAS Concert Band Week Commencing 04/03/24 Flute Work Bflat major F major scale Octave Study Pg8 Minuet Pg 28 Band Work Shutup & Dance Pirates of the Caribbean MORE PERSONAL PRACTICE NEEDED Week Commencing 26/02/24 Flute Work Bflat major F major scale Octave Study Pg8 Minuet Pg 28 Band Work Shutup & Dance

Coast Christian School

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CCS Training Band Week Commencing 29/02/24 * Continue to practice getting a nice strong sound on your Headjoint. * Practice infront of a mirror so you can see where you are placing the lip-plate * Learn the notes D, Bflat & C from your band book and try not to look at your fingers. * Practice nice strong long notes to build up your stamina and allow you to hear your tone. * Try not to move your lipplate around too much on your lips * Practice the songs on pg 7 CCS Training Band Week Commencing 26/02/24 * Continue to practice getting a nice strong sound on your Headjoint. * Practice infront of a mirror so you can see where you are placing the lip-plate * Learn the notes D, Bflat & C from your band book * Practice the three songs on pg 6 * Band work 1. Switcheroo

Useful Resources for Band Group Tutorials      Students & Families

 

For Training Band Students and families

 

About Practice

 

In order to progress confidently on the flute it is important that all students play their flute at home regularly between lessons. When we play the flute, we cannot see our instrument to check on what we are doing as it is held to the side so our body needs to learn how it feels to coordinate our fingers and how it feels to place the flute correctly against our lower lip so as to be able to generate a sound. This physical learning can only be gained through ensuring we are connecting to our instrument on a daily basis so please encourage your young flute player to at least get their head joint out and do their best to make a sound every day this week. As we progress there will also be notes and songs to play in between classes.


Help at home

 

I have gathered some video resources to help you at home as well and have shared these in the 'resources' section of this website so you can connect with them at any time to help with assembling the flute, cleaning it, generating a sound, how to hold it and how to play each of our first 5 notes. To access these resources please follow the link below: https://www.flutecentral.com.au/resources/practice-resources#h.h3a4u7hzfk2e

For All Band Students and families

 

About Practice

In order to progress confidently on the flute it is important that all students play their flute at home regularly between lessons. When we play the flute, we cannot see our instrument to check on what we are doing as it is held to the side so our body needs to learn how it feels to coordinate our fingers and how it feels to place the flute correctly against our lower lip so as to be able to generate a sound. This physical learning can only be gained through ensuring we are connecting to our instrument on a daily basis so please encourage your young flute player to at least get their head joint out and do their best to make a sound every day this week. As we progress there will also be notes and songs to play in between classes.

Conservatorium information and news

https://centralcoastconservatorium.com.au/


 

Find Fun music to play

https://www.flutecentral.com.au/resources/music-where-to-find


 

Information on upcoming events, term dates and more.

https://centralcoastconservatorium.com.au/events/

Thankyou Rosalie Bourne from Flute Central for the use of your excellent material.

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