Bonus Flute Lesson 30

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Bonus Flute Lesson 30






Total Time: 13 Minutes 27 Seconds

Okay: this Bonus is an extension of Module 30, so make sure you’ve already polished what I taught in 30 and you’ll be a champion.


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[headline style=”1″ font_size=”24″ font_font=”Arial” font_style=”bold” align=”center” headline_tag=”h2″]BONUS 2: Ding Dong Key of G 5:46

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Rebecca Fuller




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41 thoughts on “Bonus Flute Lesson 30”

  1. Hi Laurel, great update here. Yes- your mother will LLLLOVE hearing you. (all mothers love hearing their children bring music into their lives) Thank you, and you’re welcome. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  2. Laurel Westmoreland

    Wow! What an awesome finger workout! I am having fun with this one! It is quite fun to play a song we sang in choir as children. I thought I would never get it… then it started clicking by using your counting tricks you taught us in previous modules. It is coming together and I am excited to play in in G! I am planning on practicing this tomorrow … maybe my mother in love will hear the practice and be inspired to play the accompaniment! That will be fun!
    Thank you for the great lesson! I enjoyed it!

  3. Hi Rebecca,
    Thank you for your feedback, I really appreciate it. I will make sure to pay attention to the head joint.

  4. Hi Monica, sounding smart and looking great! The fingerings on this one are a good workout! It sounds like you can push your head joint in a bit so you’re up to pitch (it’s a bit flat). Wow, great breath support to make it all the way through these long phrases. Good job. Yup- push your head joint in more to help with intonation. So great! ~Rebecca

  5. RebeccaFuller

    This is such a happy tune, Shir. It sounds good on you! I think your fingers are speeding up. Keep working on relaxing them over the keys so they aren’t sticking up so high – it takes some good concentration and practicing on simple tunes until you get the hang of that ‘relax’ feeling. I love your dedication and how nice you are sounding. Makes me happy and proud of you! ~Rebecca

  6. RebeccaFuller

    Hi Shir, Oh this is cool! Good job. I can tell you’ve been practicing well. Ok- you can really improve your ease and speed if you’ll focus on two things: 1. fingers closer to keys (relax those muscles) and 2. Right hand last two fingers (ring and pinky) need to curve and hit the keys from above, instead of straight and kind of ‘sneaking’ up on the keys. I hope this makes sense. Slow down, learn on some super easy slow tunes or scales, and you’ll get it in not too long. I look forward to seeing this progress. SUPER!!!! ~Rebecca

  7. Oh so glad you were able to participate in the Tone Course Debbie. It is definitely chuck full of valuable information, for sure. Come back the next time – you’ll find it more insightful each time. ~Rebecca

  8. Hi Debbie, yes this pinky is a good thing to think about. Slow, deliberate, perfect, and verrrrry repetitive practice is the answer. Good question. ~Rebecca

  9. PS – The Tone workshop was great!!!! I start each practice by just playing through the work sheets from the workshop and trying to improve on my tone. Also using a tuner some so I can see and hear what adjustments need to be made. Thank you for a great workshop.

  10. Hey Rebecca.

    The flute circles are great…..except when my right hand pinky has to lift and reset. Like measures 10, 11 and 12 in the Key of C Ding Dong Merrily. Also measure 13 in Key of G. Any hints or suggestions? I play those spots over and over and just as I think I’m getting it my right hand pinky has other ideas.

  11. Hi Arlene, the performance tempos are set to challenge. Also, everyone comes into each module at slightly a different stage. You can keep working towards it- guilt free. Keep it up! You’re doing great. ~Rebecca

  12. Arlene Reinford

    After a lot of practicing I noticed that sometimes I was going faster than the practice tempo so I went on to the performance tempo and could hardly keep up:) It’s to bad that it is almost February so it’ll be almost a whole year before I can play this.

  13. Hey Tracy, awesome awesome! I am so proud of you! Keep it up- there’s even more to come. See you again soon. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  14. Tracy Wallace

    Hi Rebecca,
    I am improving day by day. My lower notes are really sounding robust! My dogs are at my feet when I play now. LOL. I wanted to let you know that you truly have a gift. I have yet to find an instructor as good as you!!

    I wanted to let you know that I achieved intermediate level last week. I owe it all to you. Thanks a million.

    P.S. The clumping sound made when going from a c to d is gone!!!!!!

  15. How beautiful. I’m so glad you relaxed and had put in the time beforehand. Awesome. ~Rebecca

  16. Rebecca, I am sorry to get all panicky on you and take up your time, the answer was right in front of me all the time. I closed my eyes and my fingers stopped fighting eyes. I guess muscle memory pays off.

  17. Good Evening Rebecca, I need your help because I am extremely frustrated with Ding Dong Merrily on High in the key of C. I practiced each of the circle measures of section B, 9-14, 100x. Then I went on and played measures 9-10, 10-11, 11-12, 12-14 100x and then went on to play 9-11, 10-12, etc. until I played 9-14 as one piece 100x over a week for muscle memory. I practiced approximately 2 hours a day which includes my scales, tone and breathing exercises. I am able to play 3 measures in one breath in the key of C. When I play it with my metronome I can play it at 120bpm with little or no problems. But when it comes to playing with the accompaniment I am ok until I get to measure 12 and then everything goes blank. When I looked to see what you were introducing in the Bonus Module and I seen it was the same song except a different key as Module 30, I thought “On NO!” But I tried to play it to see how difficult it was going to be and found it extremely easy. So I tried to play it with the practice tempo accompaniment and had no trouble. I hadn’t even listened to the this Module yet. I know that I need to do the module because I know that there are things in it that I need to learn. But why is this piece in the key of C making me go blank when I play it with the accompaniment. Melinda

  18. Hi Jo- just slow down and focus on playing perfectly- that will do more for you at this stage. I offer different tempos because we’re all a bit different in stages. It’s okay to slow down and work perfectly for a while. Then give it a rest while you work on the next lessons- then when you come back to it you’ll be ready to tackle it again… and it’ll be easier! ~Rebecca

  19. Hi Rebecca, I have been working on this piece for a couple of months now and it’s still not where I’d like it to be. My fingers get all tangled up as I try to speed up to get it at the performance tempo. I’m having more trouble playing those circles in the key of C than in G. I practice it almost every day and I’m still not there. Very frustrating!!! I’m glad we’re still in October because I’m going to keep at it so I can play it for Christmas. Any suggestions?
    I want to do a video for you, but I don’t want to send you something I’m not happy with.

  20. RebeccaFuller

    Hi Jo, I’m glad you keep coming back to it. Just remember that everyone has a little bit of a different ‘level’ on certain skills, and to continue to learn and grow by moving forward and reviewing is the best way to progress. Keep it up! Good job. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  21. This song has been a total challenge. There have been a number of times when I just want to give up, but I keep coming back to it and trying again. I think it’s getting better, but it’s not as polished yet as I’d like it to be.

  22. Thanks Rebecca….its good to know I’m heading in the right direction !! Yes, I go over all the music we have , including the scales and “C Song”, etc, as a warm-up. I love playing…..

    Kathy Campbell

  23. Oh Kathy – you’re amazing. Keep it up, and remember to go back through your notebook and review EVERYTHING all the time. You’ll be so glad. 🙂

  24. Rebecca,
    I love these last two modules….will stay with them abit longer and I’m also going back through all the songs to improve on them. When I first listened to these modules, I thought ” I’ll never get this ! ” but it is coming along well. It really helps that you break the music into sections and we go over it all before playing.
    Love it,

  25. Thank you. I’m hearing a consistent correction from you regarding my tongue. I hear it too. Working on it…


  26. I’ve been told that this one is a pretty good challenge. The main thing I really for is to see if the student is observing the correct fingerings even though the switches are fast. The first finger up on 2nd octave and also the pinky on the E natural. I’m watching you… just keep that in mind while you practice. haha Good job! ~ Rebecca (you’ll need to bring your tongue out a bit farther on the first note of the phrases to clear up the mush you get on those notes)

  27. Soup cans, that’s a good idea. It is good to know that as your muscles get stronger, it gets easier. Thanks.

  28. Actually working this one and the previous module helps – especially with the fingering. I have been working at the practice tempo still. Hard to believe I will be ever be able to play at the performance tempo either with holding the notes all the time or not. But, I will keep at it. Moving on to Module 31 and coming back to this one every day also.

  29. Hey Amy – this is a really great question about fatigue in your arms. I know exactly what you’re talking about. Your right shoulder especially gets “burning” when the song is a longer one and you have to keep your arms up the whole time, right? haha when teaching my youngest students I have them start by holding tomato paste cans up like they’re holding a flute. We time it for 10 seconds, and gradually get longer and longer each week. Then we move to soup cans. It really is a muscle thing.
    Since you’ve been learning very quickly, you need to realize that your arm muscles need 4 – 6 weeks to adjust to the new length of the songs. (that’s the time it takes to create a new muscle). The good news is,… it does get better. I have 9 and 10 year old kids who can play whole movements to concertos without having problems. But, even I myself get the arm ache sometimes depending on how much I’ve been working on it.
    It’s a real thing, for sure!

  30. I do plan on coming back to this module often as I progress. I know I can do this song better with some more practice. I also want to be able to get these slurs in one breath, so that will be my next challenge. I did want to ask you a question though about fatigue. I noticed that my arms get tired sometimes from holding the flute. Do you have any suggestions or exercises to help with this?

  31. I’m so happy you went through that whole module so thoroughly. Those fingerings are sooooo tricky. You’ll see them get easier as we learn more. Congratulations on learning it in both keys! You’ll see the fingerings you learned here come around again and again. You’ll be glad you stuck with it. Don’t forget to come back often and see it even out.

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