Gold Module 60 Flute Lesson

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Total Time: 29 Minutes 55 Seconds

“Ich liebe Mozart!”

I’m super excited about this module.

You with a need for speed will be happy here. Β πŸ™‚

*The challenge etude in this module is intentional, Β let me know how you do….



[headline style=”1″ font_size=”24″ font_font=”Arial” font_style=”bold” align=”center” headline_tag=”h2″]1. Let’s check this one out first:Β 7:25

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[headline style=”1″ font_size=”24″ font_font=”Arial” font_style=”bold” align=”center” headline_tag=”h2″]3. Mozart Misc.:Β 5:58

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[headline style=”1″ font_size=”24″ font_font=”Arial” font_style=”bold” align=”center” headline_tag=”h2″]4. German Dance AABB 6:53

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74 thoughts on “Gold Module 60 Flute Lesson”

  1. Wow, Shir your Watery Mozart sounds GREAT!! And, you’re so on tune for the German Dance – so so so great. You’ve done such a great job here. I’m so proud of you. The journey is just going to get better and better from now on. ~Rebecca

  2. Hi Anne-Marie, hey hey goooood job! I love that you set a goal and made it. Yay. Actually, the Intermediate is not open to new people right now, but you won’t have to wait a whole year. I’ll send you the info on your email. You’re such a great student and take my advice so well. Be proud! Yes, the Hymns Club is amazing- I’ll see you there too. This German Dance is sounding quite fabulous. πŸ™‚ ~Rebecca

  3. Anne-Marie Fryer

    Hi Rebecca, I finished the course in time. πŸ™‚ It has been a wonderful journey and look forward to when the intermediate course opens again. I sent you an email, but not sure you got it, so here it is;
    I am enjoying your lessons immensely. You are a fantastic teacher. I love your smiles. I told my husband that just watching you makes me happy (not to mention listening to you play). I have learned a lot and I will love to take the Intermediate lessons after I practice some more. I understand now that the Intermediate level will not be open for another year.

    In the mean time I will practice and practice and practice all the old pieces, techniques and scales πŸ™‚ I look forward to being more solid in tone, faster in fingering, playing better by ear, memorizing pieces, becoming more confident and go over my many, many notes that I have taken through the Gold Level course. I also have the Hymn Course that I signed up for and never finished as well as the Irish course that I never finished. I will buy myself a flute book to challenge myself (any suggestion?). Another thing I have wanted to do is to sign up for the Hymns monthly club- after I catch up a little.

    I will continue to study with you, even though I have to wait another year to get into the Intermediate level.

    You have been so inspiring, Rebecca. I love to play my flute,

    Here is my German Dance – as good as it gets before my Gold memberships expires next week.
    Lots of Love Anne-Marie

  4. Hi Anne-Marie thanks for posting these. I can open the first one, but the others won’t open for some reason. You sound great though! Repetition is definitely the key – but more importantly, ‘perfect repetitions’ are what is necessary to build correct skill. πŸ™‚ You’re doing so great. The oldest players??? Well, as long as they can hold the flute and blow then I imagine we can get as old as humans go. πŸ˜‰ Here at LFO we have more than one in their 90’s. ~Rebecca

  5. Anne-Marie Fryer

    Hi Rebecca, My challenge is (among many things) speeding up. I have practiced (and need lots more practice) it many, many times. I am not a fan of speeding up as you can tell. Is it all just practicing it perfectly and speeding up inch by inch or are there other tricks to help getting a piece into the finger/muscle memory?
    Here are Watery Mozart at mm 48, mm60 and 80
    And by the way, how old is the ‘oldest’ flute players? Does the aperture and embouchure stay with age if we keep practicing? Thank you for everything:) Anne-Marie

  6. Great question, Haley- you’re going to use your second and third fingers on your left hand (tall man and ring). It’s weird feeling at first, but you can do it. ~Rebecca

  7. Glad you love German Dance, Haley. Can you post a video for us once you get it polished? You don’t have to, but we’d sure love it. It’s inspiring to the others learning as well. ~Rebecca

  8. Nice, Nice, Haley. Remember that the learning of the pieces and skills here are best done at a turtle pace. So slow and perfect. Then, once the foundation is laid, you can speed up a bit every few days. Glad you’re doing so well! ~Rebecca

  9. Haley Reinford

    WOW! I think that I will be on watery Mozart for awhile. You can play it so fast I’m not sure whether I’ll ever get it to 80 BPS but I’ll try. When I play the D trill it sound airy and I can’t play it fast at all any tips? ~Haley~
    P.s. My Brother loves classical music and I think he will be very pleased that I am learning German Dance=)

  10. Hi Rebecca,

    I just discovered how to go back to these Gold module lessons from the Intermediate lessons. Nice to be able to review these, seeing you play it again, and fine tune the pieces.

    Thanks for making this available to those of us who have ‘moved on.’

  11. NAILED IT! (That means you did a super super job!) Agnes, it’s been so much fun watching/listening to you learn all the way through. You have been such a dedicated practicer– and I think we need to give some credit to your dad (?) who has been helping you pay attention to the instructions I give all the way through. I’m impressed. This is wonderful. My heart is happy. ..about your flute- well, there are certain parts of your tone that would change with a different flute, but you’re sounding pretty great on this one for now. ~Rebecca

  12. Hi Rebecca
    Here is a Video of me playing the German dance. Not too sure if it is a link or copy and paste, my first try. After listening to others I am a little embarrassed about mine. Do you think it is because of my technique or because my Dad bought a cheap flute.
    Anyway am looking forward to the intermediate courses.

    Thank you

  13. Hi Sarah, thanks for this question – I’ll teach you how to use that Bb key soon soon. It’s important to learn how to use the ‘regular’ Bb fingering (the F finger and the B natural) first. Then, we move on to the next fingering. You just are doing it the other way around because of how you were introduced. No worries- now it’s time to go through the whole Gold Level pieces again making sure you know how to do it all with the ‘regular/traditional Bb fingering- B and the F finger”. When you can do it with no issues, then you’ll be able to do so much more- including some awesome chromatics! See you again soon. THanks for the comment. πŸ™‚ ~Rebecca

  14. I’m trying to print out the music from Watery Mozart. Could you email the link to me??

  15. Hey, Rebecca. Me again πŸ˜‰ haven’t spoken in a while. Just had a quick question: My old teacher Mike, (I may have mentioned him before I don’t remember) showed me that just above the B key, there is another key (it kind of looks like they are fused together), and that I’m supposed to push it to play B flat. Over the years I’ve become very comfortable moving my thumb up to this B flat key, but I’ve noticed in your videos that I’m supposed to press B and F to play B flat. Does it matter that I use the way I’m more comfortable playing with?? Because I’ve been practicing the module up here (the third one) playing it faster and faster, and I realized its harder for me to play it the way you showed me. Please respond when you have time.

    ~Sarah S

  16. Hi Angela, I LLLLLOVE this recording. You have really done a good job. I am so proud of you for paying close attention to the proper fingerings etc. Remember that you can always play and re-play the pieces in the Gold Level for many years- on any level. My famous words are that “You can always improve Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Keep it up. You’ve done well. You should be proud! ~Rebecca

  17. Hi Angela, I think if you’re ready to move into the Intermediate then you can. I suggest you always continue reviewing the skills in the Gold Level always and forever – even while you move onward and upward. πŸ™‚ See you on the ‘intermediate’ side! πŸ™‚ ~Rebecca

  18. Angela Glover

    I’m wondering if you think I am where I should be at this point? Should I continue to practice these modules until I get better tone? Don’t really know what I should do at this point. I think this piece sounds pretty decent, but then the next day I’ll sound like garbage again. Back to practicing.

  19. I did it! I think it’s pretty decent. I really like this song. I will master the final lesson and go over some previous modules and then go onto to the intermediate, which really scares me. It sounds so hard.

  20. Yes, pretty much everything got better with “leveling out.” The kudos is mostly due to the awesome instruction. πŸ™‚

  21. Hi Brian,
    I LLLLLLLOVE how nice and level your flute is in this video. You took good notes from our previous conversation. I bet your have more consistent tone now.
    Your pitch is actually better than most here as well. A lot of that has to do with your awesome flute and of course, the awesome instruction you’ve had. πŸ˜‰
    You’ll see that in the Intermediate level, I don’t spend time on the skills I assume should be ‘fluent’ by this stage.
    Very nice! ~Rebecca

  22. Hi Naphtalie, you’ll just need to review and practice like crazy. Play this one really slow with your metronome a lot and you’ll get even better. πŸ™‚ Rebecca

  23. Naphtalie Munozvilla

    Hey, the last two videos 3&4 were just you playing on the flute. Well, that gives me a break! LOL! I actually tried to keep up on the notes. First I think it was 48 then 60 then 69 in the metronom
    -e then when you combined the watery Mozart with the German dance it was 50 in the metronome.


  24. Naphtalie Munozvilla

    Hey, Rebecca how ya doing? Anyway, I wanted to tell you that in the song notes in video 2 the d trill was pretty hard can you give me any tips on that? Cuz I was running outa breath.
    Every time, I kept going on the third octave and it was sounding bad.☹️ I also noticed that the notes were either going up or down!πŸ˜‹ And a lot of slurs . You were going fast & smooth.
    And I was going all bumpy!

    Sincerely Naphtalie
    P.s please help me on slurs!

  25. Kathy Campbell

    Hi Rebeccca,

    I am somewhere in-between 52-62…..nearly there….will post when I improve abit…..


  26. Michael Crawshaw

    Thank you I will give that a try, I was concerned that that would split the tone into the higher harmonic, I suppose I’m confusing air volume with air speed.

  27. RebeccaFuller

    Hi Michael, it’s true that the lower you go the more ‘flat’ you will naturally droop. The opposite same is true for most ‘higher’ notes- they go very sharp. Yes, there are many hints that will help you stay on tune. You must must press your diaphragm as you play.. this will push more air out. You need more air going ‘across’ the head joint in order to keep these lower notes on tune. Great comment! ~ Rebecca

  28. Michael Crawshaw

    Practicing chromatic long tones down to low C with my tuner on the music stand I notice that below e natural I begin to become flatter low C the tone deteriorates and pitch drops to 435. I have tried rolling out which doesn’t help much. I know that being a cylindrical tube this is bound to occur, is there anything I can do to bring these notes back up to pitch?

  29. Thanks Rebecca. That is exactly what I plan to do it will be a fun challenge. Sometimes the rocket spit works really well and other times it is my fingers that just give out as my brains telling them what to do. I am a tap dancer and I know that it is muscle memory so I have to get all the muscles working correctly at the same time.

  30. I know Karen, that is really what I think happened at the end. I accumulated so much spit that I was trying to breath and rocket spit and I had a mouthful and just wasn’t sure what to do with what.

  31. RebeccaFuller

    Okay. You sound fabulous!!!! My buttons are bursting again. I’m so happy to have been able to teach you these skills. You are such a great student. Mwahhh! Rebecca

  32. RebeccaFuller

    Well hello! Nice to see you on the video Paulette! I love listening to this, and I am so excited that you videoed your progress for us to see. Love it. Love it. Keep focusing on that rocket spit so those higher notes will come out even more clear. Proud of you! Go back through and post some more. You’ll be amazed at your progress when you attempt to perfect each piece for video. You’ll come out even more of a winner. πŸ™‚ Rebecca

  33. Karen Tancock

    Yeah Paulette! Glad you were able to post a video- so nice to see other students playing!! Great job!! I find I sometimes lose my breath on the longer songs too, but even worse I get this awful accumulation of saliva and I have to stop to swallow!! Gross I know but I can’t seem to stop it from happening!! Can’t wait to see more of your videos πŸ™‚

  34. Thank you Karen. I will do just that and then I too can submit videos. Mine to follow soon.

  35. Karen Tancock

    Thanks Paulette! I had never created a video on YouTube until I started these classes, but it is pretty easy. You just need to create a YouTube account and then when you sign in there is an ‘upload’ button. When you hit that you can either upload videos from your computer (which you may have recorded with a camera or your webcam) or you can hit the button ‘webcam capture’ and record a video directly on YouTube. After your video is processed you just copy and paste the link here into the comments for all to see! I hope this helps- good luck and happy flute playing!

  36. Karen, t that was awesome! Are there simple direction somewhere on You Tube to record? I am just starting this module and can’t wait to submit my final version. Thakns.

  37. Karen Tancock

    My favourite part of this module is the Watery Mozart Etude- having fun with the different tempos. You are right Rebecca that D trill is a skill- my ring finger doesn’t like to cooperate πŸ™‚
    Here is my German Dance so far…made a couple little errors- my fingers fumbled in measure 60-61 but that’s okay. Practice makes perfect so I’ll keep on practicing πŸ™‚
    Thanks again for everything! I can’t believe this is me playing flute after only 5 months!!! You are the BEST!

  38. Oh my is this ever fun!!! I am working at 60 on the German Dance and starting not he watery Mozart daily. I can’t wait to get it really good and send it along to you…once I figure out how to do that. Thank you so very much. Playing the flute makes me so happy.

  39. Hi all, I am just starting this module but would love to send a video when I am finished – how do I do that on You Tube? This is very exciting and I once I get this down I will be happy to share…

  40. Hi Rebecca, I just sent a video of German Dance to youTube. I hope you can get it. Anne

  41. Elaine, you’ve worked really hard! I love seeing you improve (and I like your new flute). The breathing is harder to do at this tempo,.. it’ll be easier at the faster tempo. Superb! -Rebecca

  42. Oh YEAH! I actually love what you sound like on your new flute. Keep at it, Elaine. Nice, Nice. πŸ™‚

  43. Recording of German Dance A at AABA mm=52. My right hand is getting much better. I have been working really hard at that. It is harder for me to hold my breath under some of the slurs at the slower pace. In some ways it’s easier for me to hold my breath under the slurs when playing at a faster pace. I will only post one more recording when I get this at mm=62 and I will play that with my new flute. It will be polished and neat when I am ready to post it! I have been playing my new flute more often. It is harder to play and is heavy but I know one day I will sound really good playing it!

  44. Hi Anne,
    I learned to play the flute when I was around 10 years old……that was a long time ago. I played in the Junior HIgh school band. When I got to high school my life changed and I stopped playing. I have always regretted that. I am very busy at this time. I just got approved for a home loan so everything is a bit hectic. I would love to Skype duets with you. I am happy for both of us because we brought the flute back into our lives.

    Thank you Rebecca for being such an awesome teacher. Thank you for providing us with another PDF. I was having a hard time reading the small notes on the first PDF.
    You are the best!
    I am almost ready to post my first recording the German Dance ABBA at mm 52 then again at mm 62. I want it to be a bit more polished before doing so!
    I am so grateful to have another year with you!

  45. Hi Elaine,

    I picked up the flute after 49 years last June. I could get about two notes out and couldn’t remember fingerings. So I went on line to see if I could find a book or fingering chart and you know what I found! (Good thing!) I’ve had part time church jobs (organist/choir director/Music coordinator, as well as being part of the Diocesan choir and a stand alone choir that does volunteer fund raisers for charity) for the last 30 years, so I hadn’t gone completely dead musically. Good thing too. I was broken hearted to lose my church job in December (draconian austerity move on the part of the pastor). Because of the flute and Rebecca, I am getting ready to ATTEMPT to join a Symphonic Band that meets locally. It’s filled with old High School Band kids. I also play the flute with the stand up choir. I know that I need to have music in my life, and if I don’t join a group, or have something to play for, I don’t practice as much. Wish me luck! Maybe we could Skype a duet or two?

  46. Great question, Anne. Yes you actually do tongue the repeated notes. It all depends on the style of the piece how hard you should tongue, but a general rule is that it would be played very legato. (light tongue)

  47. Hi Rebecca,

    If you are playing a slurred phrase, how do you handle repeated notes? Light tongue, different use of breath? Please advise.

  48. Ok guys. I have been through several versions of this one trying to make it just how I think would be best for you. I really did mean to have from measure 41 down an octave. I toyed around with this idea (up an octave). Apparently when I uploaded the pdf I used this one. Probably what I should do is upload both versions and allow you to choose depending on your level. Sound good? Glad you’re all on top of it. πŸ™‚

  49. Hi Anne,
    I did figured it out. I am only going to video what Rebecca has shown us and not with the upper Octaves. That may be the next Module?
    I will do what the Sifu says. I took Kung Fu lessons with my son and we both got half way to the black belts. Sifu is an old Chinese word meaning a very accomplished teacher who oversees apprentices in certain traditions and philosophies. Rebecca teaches much more than just playing the flute. As I said before she teaches us history, math, music, and much more! I am enjoying this module very much! You must be at the same level as I am. When did you start? I just celebrate my one year Anniversary of relearning to play the flute and I love it!

  50. Elaine,Rebecca has the “sandwich” all together for you in the PDF in this module. You can just print it out.,
    πŸ™‚ A

  51. Hi Anne,
    I am sitting here with all three songs right in front of me. I am doing what she said to do. Take German Dance A and Dancing in the MIddle of Germany and make a sand which. I almost have it figured out. I will learn it Rebecca’s way first. Then try it in the higher octaves. This is challenging and fun at the same time. I will make a video of both when I have it nice and polished. It might take a couple of weeks but I am up for the challenge. Happy fluting too!

  52. Hi Elaine,

    I noticed the difference in the octaves too. I think it is more interesting (more musical) to listen to the way Rebecca plays it.

    Also, Rebecca will have an opinion about repeated notes in slurs. I am looking forward to hearing her suggestions. I may be way off base!

    Happy fluting!

  53. Thanks Anne……that is what I am asking. I will give that a try. I am a bit confused with the music. I see section B in the lower octaves once…..but it seems Rebecca repeats the lower octaves twice and not the higher octaves. When I am ready I will record both ways. Then it will make sense as to what I am trying to say. This will be very interesting!

  54. Hi Rebecca!

    Is Elaine asking how to slur the same two notes in a row without turning them into a quarter note?

    I don’t know if this is correct, but I have been doing a very gentle tongue touch (really a flutter) to the roof of my mouth behind my teeth. Not a hard tongue at all, but it interrupts the tone, ever so gently. I think I remember this from High School band days, but I wasn’t always taught correctly AND I don’t always remember correctly. So, please sound off here!

  55. Work that part ever so slowly, Elaine. You’ll get it. It really is a challenge here at the end of the Gold Level. I have faith you can do it! You’ve never let me down. πŸ™‚ Rebecca

  56. I really love this Module. It’s fun putting it all together. I wish I could take private lesson with you one of these days. I am having problems slurring from third octave C to the two B flats in a row……I can do it from a B natural to a Bb. Or going to the C to the first Bb but it’s that second Bb that has me stumped. Is anyone else having a problem with this or is it just me. I will listen really close to the recordings. I want to play this one really nice and polished. I am having fun practicing! Good luck to everyone! I look forward to videos………they are fun to share!

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