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This is going to be fun!   High Notes!! Flute Lessons Module 12

Total Time: 28 Minutes 3 Seconds

 

 

 

As always, watch the videos in order and… Have a great time in module 12!

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[headline style=”1″ font_size=”24″ font_font=”Arial” font_style=”bold” align=”center” headline_tag=”h2″]3. Ready to read higher? 5:51

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[headline style=”1″ font_size=”24″ font_font=”Arial” font_style=”bold” align=”center” headline_tag=”h2″]4. Reading those little staccatos: 7:03

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[headline style=”1″ font_size=”24″ font_font=”Arial” font_style=”bold” align=”center” headline_tag=”h2″]5. Let’s PLAY the staccato song: 2:15

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Make sure you are keeping your PDF song pages and module progress charts.  A great place would be in a 3-ringed binder. Then, you’ll be able to back through and find answers to questions you may have.

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149 thoughts on “Gold Module 12 Flute Lessons”

  1. Hi Lin, yes- the video is the G Shark video in module 8 (video 2). I’m sure you’d remember this one. It’s silly and very rememberable. 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for all the great lessons. I just want to bring to your attention the fact that in the fifth video you only circled the first and last breath marks and not the middle one.

  3. Hi Courtney, I’m so glad you posted this. I completely understand the need for better instruction when starting out on a new instrument. Band teachers have a rough job! Glad you’re here. This is a perfect time for you to dive into my instruction since you have such a great desire. It’s awesome.
    You’re learning so fast! Self-pacing is the way I would have wanted it, so that’s why I designed the courses this way. You’ll definitely get there. It sounds like you are moving along just fine. ~Rebecca

  4. Courtney Phillips

    Hi Rebecca! I just wanted to say how awesome of a teacher I think you are! I tried to learn flute in my school band when I was 10 years old and really struggled. I thought it was me and gave it up. Looking back I realize it was definitely the instructor. Learning from someone who plays flute as their primary instrument seems to make so much more sense than the “one size fits all” approach they seem to take with school music instructors. I’m now 29 years old and have never lost my desire to play. I decided to give it another go and am so thankful that I found your online lessons!

    The fact that I just purchase my flute a week and a half ago and I am already on this module is awesome! I am saving so much money on flute lessons, and the self paced learning is so much better for me than in person lessons.

    This is the first module I really started to struggle with. Those high notes are tough! I’m sure it’s a little different for everyone but I am finding that in addition to dropping the face if I actually lower the flute just a hair towards my chin (not tipping the direction just actually lowering the entire flute a hair towards the ground) it really helps hit those high notes too. And also warming up with “go tell Aunt Rody” in C to practice the high notes that we have already learned.

    Anyway just wanted to add some tips that may help others who are struggling. This is just what seems to work for me at the moment. Although I still have lots of practice to do! Thanks again for providing these awesome lessons!!

  5. Finally got the staccato song:)….I have some problems with blowing is that bad or is that normal for this stage? Or will it get better with some time and practice?

  6. Hey Michele, it sounds like you are on the right track. Yes, pull out if you are sharp. And, remember that it’s totally normal to not really play in tune right at first while you learn how hard to blow and exactly where everything ‘sits’. So glad you’ve found that by warming up with me everything works better. You’re right on! ~Rebecca

  7. Michele Coughlin

    Hi Rebecca,

    I have been progressing well and love this series, EXCEPT I realized I was not right in tune when playing along with the accompaniments. My notes would sound “off” and driving me crazy. But I have found that if I start each practice playing along with you on the Module 12, #1 video, the High and Low notes practice, I can start out in tune and of course sound much better. I have had to pull out the headjoint as my notes were sharp. But its a good video to adjust my sound to yours and I am doing that high/low note exercise daily. Thanks!

  8. Hey Bernie, you’re right! We find great joy in the smallest details nowadays, don’t we? It’s awesome. Staccato-ing is awesome! I’m glad you got it. Keep it up. ~Rebecca

  9. Hey Rochelle, yes, the DCDEC is actually found is every single piece of music… every genre (including Latin Jazz)… every level… every style and speed. So it’s good that you’re getting ahold of it now. Good job! ~Rebecca

  10. Yay!!! The magic of repeats. We always think we should be able to accomplish something much sooner than we really can, but it really only takes being patient for a few minutes/hours/days and then we have it forever. Good job! ~Rebecca

  11. Rochelle Holland

    Today is a new day, and I am finally getting the DE portion of the DCDEC. It was a real brain teaser for me, I had to practice the hand movement without blowing into the flute about 50 times. It was like my hands were doing their “own thing.” I feel better now 🙂

  12. Rochelle Holland

    I am having difficulty with DCDEC and Aunt Rhody in C for legato. It is going to take me a while, so I am going to keep moving with the modules and practice this as a warm-up until it finally clicks. Are the DCDEC notes together a lot in Latin jazz music?

  13. Hi Yehudis, these higher notes just need a more ‘firm’ air stream. Blow ‘harder’ with a nice crisp tongue/spit. Better now? ~Rebecca

  14. Yehudis Rosenberg

    I’m having so much fun! I look forward to practicing every day! My high E and F don’t come out as nice as my other high notes. they have more of a whispy sound and when I play staccato sometimes there’s like a grumble at the end of these notes. Any tips? Thank you!

  15. Hi Abbigale, it’s so nice that you’re doing so well. We’re so happy to have you here learning! Keep it up. ~Rebecca

  16. I am enjoying this so much! I had only played for one in year in band as a kid. I haven’t played in many, many years. This is a blast, and I am learning so quickly. I have been only been working on this for about two weeks! You do an excellent job at teaching these skills! Thank you!

  17. Shalom✡️Rebecca,
    I was wondering. Is it ok if the head joint gets wet on the inside when i play?
    If it is then I want to make that it doesn’t.
    The staccato song is very fun to play and I can play it very well. My favorite part is the very fastest it seems like I can play that better then the slower part.
    I so enjoy doing this and there couldn’t be a better teacher! May God Bless you and keep you may theLORD shine his face upon you!
    {Emma}

  18. Hi Emma Lou, glad to have you here. There are so many great tunes and skills to learn here. It’ll be fun for you to progress even more. I love Amazing Grace as well. Beautiful. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  19. I’m finally doing the lessons again.
    The staccato song was pretty easy for me. I worked along time on the high low tone exercise and now I can play the high notes much better.
    And while I wasn’t doing my lessons I learned Amazing Grace. I love to play it it’s pretty easy.
    I’ll try to get a video on hear so you can see how good I’m doing so far.
    Love the LORD,
    Emma

  20. RebeccaFuller

    Hi Samuel, this is a good question. I have to guess a little here because I can’t ‘see’ your hand, but usually when you feel this sensation it’s because the combination of your wrist position, thumb position, and knuckles are all slightly off from the best ‘relaxed’ position. Have you seen the video where I show you how to drop your arm/hand down by your side and leave it totally relaxed? Then bring it up while still keeping your hand and wrist completely in that same position – you’ll have a nice straight wrist (not bent from the wrist at all), and your fingers will be curved perfectly (including your pinky). Your thumb will also be where your biomechanics say your were built to have it. Check all of these things (especially the curved pinky part) and let me know if you still feel so much ‘force’. It takes a lot of practice to break this habit if it’s all skeewampy. You can do it. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  21. Samuel Camacho

    Hi Rebecca. I am having a weird issue when I play.

    I feel uncomfortable when I play E, D, and when I take off my pinky in my right hand.
    As if I had to forcefully move the little bones in my right hand.
    I find it very strange, I don’t know if it’s because I have a skinny hand.

    Thanks for all the help.

  22. RebeccaFuller

    Whew! I’m glad she’s home and doing much better. Glad she has a daughter who cares so much. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  23. Sorry I haven’t been doing my lessons very well. My Mom was in the hospital for a week with kidney stones in both kidneys and a gas pocket on one kidney they had to put tubes in both kidneys. She’s doing a lot better and came home last evening!! Thank GOD for making her better. Keep us in your prayers.
    {Emma}

  24. Yes, so true Matthew. As you continue moving through the lessons we’ll try to make sure you have all the info you need to be really, really good. It’s my goal as your teacher! 🙂 ~Rebecca

  25. Thank you so much! Just today I went through the module that talks about offset flutes and what happens when you press on the center of the key. Mine is definitely an offset flute, and I never knew you could actually damage the pads in the long run. thank you!

  26. Hi Matthew, this is a really great question. The offset G keys allow for our shorter ring finger to reach okay, but unless you are a 5 year old, you should teach yourself to reach the middle of the key so that it eliminates the possibility of it developing leaks from being bent. Many of the Intermediate and Advanced flutes are ‘inline G’ so the keys are harder to reach, but nowadays the trend is swinging back to ‘offset’ to make it more natural feeling… which we should be glad for. Natural is the best way. ~Rebecca

  27. Hi Rebecca,
    At first I had a difficult time working my way up the second octave, but I find that with a bit of practice it becomes surprisingly easy to hit those higher notes! But, working through this module I realized I have developed the bad habit of putting my ring finger of my left hand on just the edge of the key when I play G, instead in the center of the key (does that make sense?). Since I have a closed hole flute, it plays just fine that way. Does this sound familiar, like a classic case of not holding my flute correctly? Or it is just something I need to pay more attention to?

  28. Yes, thanks for the comments, Hannelie, and good job on being at this level – especially paying attention to smaller details. You’re doing great! ~Rebecca

  29. Yup! This is the stage where we have to learn some new skills that take some thought and practice. You’re doing great. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  30. Well, Staccato song is the first song that I got stuck for a little while. It’s short, but quite difficult for me!

  31. Hannelie Du Preez

    I enjoyed this song very much. I also tend to stress a little bit when the song is getting faster and then there’s a few squeaks before I get it right. It helped me to first play it without the accompaniment a few times.

    I really appreciate all the important tone skills. The skill to forward your lips a little bit with the higher notes helped a lot.

  32. Hi Joshua, awesome- glad you’re back.. you’ll want to stay on a particular set of skills or modules for a much longer period of time until those skills being taught are natural and normal for you. Then you’ll have the muscle memory you need to move on. After any period of time off, you’ll find certain skills will have regressed for sure. Go back and start at the beginning making sure everything is perfect, then move on. You’ll be much, much faster this time around- and you’ll sound even better too! 🙂 ~Rebecca

  33. Hi Linda, you’re awesome. I love this update. It’s completely normal to have ‘up’ days and ‘down’ days as well. It’s definitely inconvenient and frustrating, but just know that the more ‘muscle memory’ and higher level your technique skills are on the less these things happen in the future. The biggest tip I can give you is to relax. Tension causes squeaks, believe it or not. Oh, and hitting the wrong octave is normal for a long time and is part of getting ‘smarter’. So glad you’re on the path and doing well. Keep it up! ~Rebecca

  34. While away for the month of February I was able to practice quite a bit although I didn’t have the ability to watch the video’s too often. I felt that I had made quite a bit a progress. I had even worked up to starting a minuet! However, I was unable to practice for about 4 days in a row as we traveled home and when I went back to practicing my ability to hit even the simple notes was sadly lacking, the high notes had completely gone. What a frustration! I am getting things back with some intense practice, but still not where I would like to be.

    Also, I still have trouble when I try to play with the accompaniments. I practice and practice and think I have the piece “perfected,” but when I try to put it to accompaniment, I mess up….usually right at the start as I can’t seem to hit the first note, especially if it is a higher note. Sometimes all that comes out is air with no note, other times it is “fuzzy” or the lower octave “E” when it is suppose to be the higher “E.” Oh well, I guess I cannot expect too much after two months. I will try to go back and record some of the simpler songs with accompaniment and just keep plugging away at it.

  35. I was going through these faster than my skill was actually increasing, so the modules got really hard, and I decided to take a break from them to let my skill catch up. I took too long a break though, and now I have passed this point by quite a bit with band practice. I am not sure whether to skip the modules that I have passed, or to keep going through the modules in order.

  36. Awesome! Welcome Steven. It’s great to see you here. I love your story. And, I’m glad you have a new flute! 🙂 ~Rebecca

  37. I am so excited to be learning so much so fast! I’m having a blast! I tried to play the flute once before but I had a bad flute and I gave up. I’m loving my new flute that works great! Thanks for making it so much fun!
    Your neighbor from Salt Lake!

  38. hi,
    The main problem for me right now is know how much air to send in order to get a high note…sometimes it comes out low ! lol

    I question. I believe there is 3 octaves on the flute. We now know low notes and high notes. Is there going to be middle notes ? Sorry if this is stupid but my problem is knowing how much air to send in order to get a high notes

  39. Hi Sharon, the accompaniment mp3’s are provided by clicking on the links on the page labeled “mp3 etc”. There isn’t one in this module, but instead I wanted you to play along with the video. I will look to see if I can extract it and provide it as a separate link here…

  40. RebeccaFuller

    Hi Frannie, in this module you just need to click on the PDF’s available at the end of the list on the page. They’ll open and you can print them. If what you’re exactly looking for isn’t available for that module you just need to take notes on your progress sheet for the module. Each module is different, so take good notes. Good job! ~Rebecca

  41. Frannie Goldstein

    HI Rebecca,
    I want to print out all of the tone studies to practice every day – along with the songs. I can’t find the pdfs – can you direct me to the links?
    Thanks,
    Frannie

  42. RebeccaFuller

    Yes Janet, those fingers will start to get some memory in them and you’ll find that each week you have mastered (to some degree anyway) a movement you couldn’t do well before. It’s kind of cool, for sure! Keep it up. Rebecca

  43. Hi Rebecca,
    While finding it easy to read the notes of Staccato, for some reason, the sequence of G, G#, A, G#, G is throwing me. So this is one I will practice daily, along with the scales and the Low/High Tone exercises.

    I’ve gotten pretty good with the other folk songs you provided. Hoping to master Staccato in the next few days. I’ll let you know.

    Janet

  44. Hi Geraldine, I”m so glad you’re doing so well. It’s fun to see you progress so quickly! I can write you a doctor’s note for that housework if you need (in case anyone notices). haha! By the way, it’s completely normal to have good and rotten days. I have them myself. And sometimes, I honestly can’t figure out why – except that if I take a break. Get a drink, take a nap, etc. when I come back things seem to be where they need to be. So… count yourself as human! See you again soon. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  45. Hi Rebecca, I am really enjoying how your lessons are teaching me much faster than I expected!!!

    I have been revising every exercise and song in my notebook every day, with accompaniments … by giving up all but absolute essential housework 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Some days “Go Tell in C” and the “Staccato Song” are smooth and good tempo, and some days they are horrific, no matter how long I practise for. I’ll continue practising them every day, and also move on to Module 13 today.

    I’ll put a video up on YouTube as soon as I have working microphone.

  46. Well Abigail, I guess it all depends on which book it is.. and can you already play it well? Do you have good tone? Etc Etc Etc. The Gold Level is considered beginner to intermediate level. I hope this helps. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  47. Hi Annie, you can just twist the cap until it stops – which should be a normal couple of turns. If it seems to go on and on and on then you know that it’s been messed with enough times in it’s life that the ribs are stripped. Just leave it alone but always watch to be sure it’s not hanging loose.

  48. Hi Rebecca! I had a question. The nob on the tip of my flute is very loose, is there a way to tighten it on my own without messing up my flute’s tuning?

  49. That really works! And now I can also have all of my songs memorized to show my family and friends!
    Thanks for the suggestion!
    Clare Vining

  50. Hey Jim, the “T” motion instead of the way I teach (Thwoo) is ‘okay’… but not nearly as goooood. So, it’s up to you… but I think you will be much, much happier with really clear tone, eh?

  51. I’m taking that as too much “lip lock” as we call it. I’ll try to stay with the soft and squishy as much as I can. lol…I also noticed many instructors recommend using “T” instead of “rocket spit”. “T” is more comfortable for me than spitting but that may also be contributing to my difficulty. Thanks Rebecca, your doing pretty good for a amateur. practice makes perfect!!! lol

  52. Hi Jim, great comment here. It is definitely a normal feeling that we have to ‘grip’ our flute harder the higher we get, but the truth is that we need to keep it loose.. just touching our skin ‘medium-lightly’. This way our blood can flow normally and allow us to use all of those important muscles in our face that help us with good tone.

  53. I’ve noticed when going up the scale to the higher octave’s I need to press the flute to my chin much harder causing my chin to get soar. Is this necessary or can it be prevented?

  54. Yes, pull your head joint out more. It will definitely help while you learn all the little tricks to being on tune… it’s kind of a long recipe to getting it just right. 🙂

  55. Hi Rebecca
    I just began module 13 and it answered my intonation question.
    thank you,
    Eric

  56. Hi Rebecca,
    When I play along with the accompaniment, I realize that I am usually playing sharp. Do I adjust this from the embouchure only or can I extend the length of the flute a centimeter to compensate?

  57. Video 4, in the music rule, what did you mean by until you have passed the bar line.?

  58. Hello my great teacher Rebecca and also greetings to all the flutists here. So far so good I have reached this module but I am having sound issues with videos 2.3 and 4 in this module. Did anyone experience such?
    Please help. Thank you

  59. RebeccaFuller

    Eleanor, your tone will definitely be better when you stand. Your lungs will elongate and put your posture to work. About your ‘D’, it is usually easy to get good tone on that one… so, check your fingering. I’m not sure what you mean by ‘both fingers up’. ..

  60. Eleanor Daniels

    Thanks! And I have a second question. (sorry!) Basically, when I try to play a high “D” it sounds really airy and squeeky-like really, really bad. I don’t know what to do. I think I’m keeping both fingers up, and this didn’t start ’till today. Also, just a thought from my practicing- I find that my tone as a whole sounds better when I’m standing up.
    Thanks, and sorry again for asking so many questions.

  61. If your tone ends up in the lower octave you’ll need to check two things: 1. your air speed- should be really really fast, pressurized air. 2. your angle – should be on a more downward angle with smaller hole. *When you’re first learning it’s usually enough to just think “blow faster, harder”. Then slowly your body adjusts to learning to use less explosion and more control to get the air speed needed. Great question Eleanor.

  62. Eleanor Daniels

    Hey Rebecca, I have a really hard time both keeping my tone and playing staccato. The sound always slips down an octave. What should I do?

  63. Hi Nellie, check to be sure your not pulling your cheeks back. That will mess it all up. When you’re first learning you can just think “blow harder” and that’ll do it. Then, as we move along you’ll be able to practice the exact techniques to make it sound really good. Also, just use the head joint and practice blowing low notes and high notes. It’ll get much easier, I promise!! 🙂

  64. Hi Pinky, perhaps you missed watching video #3? that’s where I show you how to read these notes. ~ Rebecca

  65. Awesome point, Ray. You’re totally correct. You’ll have to repeat until you have muscle memory. I have total faith in you, bud. 🙂 ~ Rebecca

  66. Hi Rebecca,

    My struggle here is the A to G# to G. I think it is because for the left hand fingers we usually press more fingers down to get a lower pitch, but G# is higher than G yet has an extra finger down. So my fingers always want to play A to G to G# instead. I guess this one of those situations where we just have to play a 100+ times to condition the brain to work differently (or maybe someone could redesign the flute keys :))

    Ray

  67. Hi Rebecca,

    I am a little confused with note reading chapter 3 Module 12. We learnt different placements for ABCDEFG in the form of FACE which is between the lines in the space and then EGBDF below the lines. Hence I am now unable to read this new format.
    I am stuck here . I am sure I am missing something. Please help. Regards,
    Pinky.

  68. Rebecca,
    Love the Staccato song……I think I’m doing ok……playing everyday, so that should help !
    Kathy

  69. Consistent practice will result in consistent tone. And, focus on good technique. You can do it! ~ Rebecca

  70. Blimey.. going to spend a long time not going past module 12, not happy with my tone yet, – it happens great and the next time it doesn’t, see in a while when I’m ready for the module 13!

  71. Yes to all Shirley said here.. haha, this is the stage where in the past I just stuck to comfy notes. This time I won’t! I feel I should be doing this more easily and smoothly, just like that! Pfffft….

  72. Danielle Carroll

    In the first 5 modules you had a little link to send you to the next module. Now I have to use the back space button to see all the modules and then pick the next one. Is there anyway to put the link to the next module in the gold level modules? Thanks!

  73. RebeccaFuller

    Hi Richard, the trick to keeping the notes high has to do with a few different things:
    1. tongue and rocket spit
    2. keeping the air flow at the fast speed
    3. making sure cheeks are relaxed in a slightly “forward” feeling
    4. learning how to eventually play with a very tiny hole in lips

    It all has to do with consistency and practice. Keep at it. You can do it. 🙂

  74. RebeccaFuller

    You can do it, Pablo. The trick is to keep your cheeks from pulling back. Keep them relaxed and a bit more “forward”. You’ll have more control. Work on getting that hole tiny, tiny also. Can’t wait to see your progress. Rebecca

  75. ughhhh I can’t do it without getting all tangled… the high notes are very challenging… :///

  76. By the way when I try to play a
    high note the note wavers and goes high and low and all over and it sounds terrible. Is there something I’m doing wrong?

  77. Hi Adrienne, ya I have it this way on purpose. Post dates are irrelevant to us learners. We are all awesome no matter our pace. 🙂

  78. Awesome, Jodie. I’m glad to hear this. Yes, you have to keep your face relaxed to get really good… and it’s natural for people to “over-try” by pulling their face in all sorts of directions to try and produce results. Keep on keepin’ on! -Rebecca

  79. you helped me so much in the 1st lesson I would normally pull back my mouth when I do a high note now my high notes are so much easier. I have so much fun and I think the way that you teach is amazing. khia (ki-a)

    ps I am using my mum’s account

  80. Adrienne Coleman

    HI Rebecca,
    I absolutely LOVE these lessons, especially this module & Staccato!! Talk about FUN. Question on our posts – I’ve noticed several people referencing a post date. I’m not seeing it. Have I missed a setting? I also have a private question that I would like to ask you. Is there a way that I can connect with you directly?

    Kind regards.
    Adrienne

  81. Adrienne Coleman

    HI Rebecca,
    I absolutely LOVE these lessons, especially this module & Staccato!! Talk about FUN. Question on our posts – I’ve noticed several people referencing a post date. I’m not seeing it. Have I missed a setting? I also have a private question that I would like to ask you. Is there a way that I can connect with you directly?

    Kind regards.
    Adrienne

  82. Yup, Marie – let’s Skype again and I’ll let you know what you can do specifically. I’ll send you an email. Thanks!

  83. I’m practicing a lot but do not feel I am making progress. Can we SKYPE? Also, comments on my flute choices?

  84. I’m practicing a lot but do not feel I am making progress. Can we SKYPE? Also, comments on my flute choices?

  85. Hey Linda – I’m not sure what you mean. I think your window probably has an update that has to be done. Don’t worry about it. Just change browsers and you’ll find the videos play just fine. For example; switch from explorer to chrome or from chrome to firefox. Email me separately if you still have problems. I’ll send you some common fixes.

  86. I can’t see the things your talking about. It’s just a black box. I went to module 12 and that is still black. What to do???

  87. I can’t see the things your talking about. It’s just a black box. I went to module 12 and that is still black. What to do???

  88. Yes Hannah, it’s all a matter of repeating the same skills over and over and over and over and over and over. (I think you get the point) 🙂

  89. Hi, I love playing Staccato but I have a bit of trouble with blowing so high, any tips? Also I like playing fast songs but I find it hard to go from G to G# to A and back to G# then G. Thx!! Hannah Low.

  90. Hi, I love playing Staccato but I have a bit of trouble with blowing so high, any tips? Also I like playing fast songs but I find it hard to go from G to G# to A and back to G# then G. Thx!! Hannah Low.

  91. Awesome, Paulette. The modules go in waves. Sometimes you’ll have to stall for a longer period of time to get the skills down. It’s all part of my plan… and it works! Good luck this week. 🙂

  92. Ok, I am going to be here for a little while. Lots of new notes and new sounds. Not going to move on until the sounds are clear and I read all the notes fluently and play the sounds clearly.

  93. Ok, I am going to be here for a little while. Lots of new notes and new sounds. Not going to move on until the sounds are clear and I read all the notes fluently and play the sounds clearly.

  94. Amy Milholland

    Thank you. I will keep practicing this song and try to make the notes shorter and shorter.

  95. RebeccaFuller

    You’re getting those high notes out pretty good, Amy. On this tune “Staccato!” it’s best to really shorten those notes to just a super quick burst – while remembering that the tongue only begins the note, never ends it. Keep trying – I’d like to hear them even shorter for this exercise/song. Proud of you and your efforts – you are really succeeding!

  96. Amy Milholland

    Here is Staccato!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZF7iZSfDrk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    I had a hard time getting these high notes out at first. Then once I got a high C out, it would drop back down to a lower C. I seem to have an easier time with the low notes for whatever reason. In addition to your tone exercises, I ended up playing from second octave G to A to B to C and back down again to try to gradually get my air going faster so I would have an easier time reaching the high notes. It seemed to help. I still am struggling a little bit with consistently hitting high notes and sustaining them, but I am sure with practice, it will become easier and easier.

  97. Hi Rebecca
    The song “Staccato” really helped me play the high notes staccato. I always used to have trouble making the high note staccato. The folk songs from the silver modules helped me get used to the C major scale and “Staccato!” made me get used to accidentals (Sharps, naturals, and flats.) You really helped me learn flute so much. Thanks for all the hard work you put in these last videos.

  98. Hi Rebecca
    The song “Staccato” really helped me play the high notes staccato. I always used to have trouble making the high note staccato. The folk songs from the silver modules helped me get used to the C major scale and “Staccato!” made me get used to accidentals (Sharps, naturals, and flats.) You really helped me learn flute so much. Thanks for all the hard work you put in these last videos.

  99. Ah Rufus, I always love hearing from you. I may have to share your “kid with a new toy” phrase. 🙂

  100. thank you
    when i was just starting in this music i was 12 13 years old and i had no clew of what a note was and everything i learn in music is by listen i did not play anything that had to do with notes cause i was afraid and no one took the time to teach me and my friends know that i got this instrument that i love and your teaching i can’t wait to come home and learn something new am so glad i found you am a kid with a new toy sorry for the long notes lol lol

  101. thank you
    when i was just starting in this music i was 12 13 years old and i had no clew of what a note was and everything i learn in music is by listen i did not play anything that had to do with notes cause i was afraid and no one took the time to teach me and my friends know that i got this instrument that i love and your teaching i can’t wait to come home and learn something new am so glad i found you am a kid with a new toy sorry for the long notes lol lol

  102. That’s so great Rufus. Yes, the lessons I teach will enable you to play ANY song you wish. Keep moving through the modules and you’ll find yourself smarter and smarter each day!

  103. waaaaaoooo i must be doing something good i do some singing (salsa) and some english there is a song that i like a lot FLY ME TO THE MOON by mr SINATRA i got the back ground music to sing it i just tried it on my flute and i can play the first part of it i can wait to play the PINK PANTER THAT si one of my goals

  104. waaaaaoooo i must be doing something good i do some singing (salsa) and some english there is a song that i like a lot FLY ME TO THE MOON by mr SINATRA i got the back ground music to sing it i just tried it on my flute and i can play the first part of it i can wait to play the PINK PANTER THAT si one of my goals

  105. rufus williams

    hi mrs fuller waaaoooo this grate when i looked at this STACCATO i though if was going to be hard it’s not easy but it’s not as hard as i made it today is Monday 22 by Friday it’s mine lol am loving it
    take care god bless

  106. hi mrs fuller waaaoooo this grate when i looked at this STACCATO i though if was going to be hard it’s not easy but it’s not as hard as i made it today is Monday 22 by Friday it’s mine lol am loving it
    take care god bless

  107. Hi Rebecca,
    in my comment above I made a mistake, so that there is no clear meaning of my words. I wanted to say: “Of course I try to boost the speed in which I play the song staccato (instead of the C-song), but parallel I will go forward”. Excuse me please.

  108. Diedrich, this is the VERY best way to become a good flute player. Review everything all the time, and apply the new skills you learn as you review. It works! I’ve seen it hundreds/thousands of times. Remember that it’s not how hard of a song you can play but how well you play it.

  109. Hi Luke,
    I read your note from 01-03-2013. And I do it the same way – playing the folk songs from former lessons. It leads to certainty and it is a pleasure.
    Diedrich

  110. Hi Rebecca,
    you advises, to go through your lessons step by step, what is very helpful. But I think I will make an exeption from this rule. I will go on before I can play the song staccato in that speed, you name the fastest. I have no problem to play with Kort and the next speed. The third speed brings me to the edge of overstraning and when I try the fastest, I produce more spit and airy noises than the intended tones.
    I have begun with the Slurs and the C-song. Of course I try to boost the the speed in which I play the C-song, but parallel I will go forward.
    Is this OK? I hope so.

  111. Hi Rebecca,
    you advises, to go through your lessons step by step, what is very helpful. But I think I will make an exeption from this rule. I will go on before I can play the song staccato in that speed, you name the fastest. I have no problem to play with Kort and the next speed. The third speed brings me to the edge of overstraning and when I try the fastest, I produce more spit and airy noises than the intended tones.
    I have begun with the Slurs and the C-song. Of course I try to boost the the speed in which I play the C-song, but parallel I will go forward.
    Is this OK? I hope so.

  112. RebeccaFuller

    Great! Yes, Yes. Use your previous tunes for warm-up every single day with the purpose of improving your tone each time. I hope everyone reads this. 🙂

  113. Hello, this song staccato is very fun. I really like the high notes. The C was giving me some trouble but I think I got it now.
    I’m also playing all the folk songs we learned as a warm up. I’ve found I need to warm up to get a nice sound.
    The accompaniment was fun and quite challenging for me at this point. I messed up a couple notes the first play through so it was hard to keep up. Then faster…….fastest…….I’m sure it will take a little time to master that. This is alot of fun.
    Thanks Rebecca
    -Luke

  114. I love the Staccato song! It is so much fun to play those high and short notes! Thanks for everything you do!

  115. I love the Staccato song! It is so much fun to play those high and short notes! Thanks for everything you do!

  116. Happy new year to everyone! I just read Barbara’s suggestion of flipping through the book and playing all the older pieces daily as a sort of warm up. Wow! Great idea! I just did that and found I could play the earlier pieces quite well. Great encouragement!

  117. Hi! The exercise of practicing high tone is really good. I have fiddled around the high tone before hand myself, and it’s quite hard to produce a clear A B C for me. But with this method, it became much easier. Though my performance of high tone is still not stable, I hope the right “feeling” will come as time goes. Thanks Rebecca for teaching us so many useful tectonics!

    Oh, just my personal experience, when I was not sure how to produce the high tone, I also watched the mirror while blowing, so once I got it right, I more or less know how to move the muscle in order to produce it again. 😀

  118. Hi Barbara – you are right on. I need to make sure ALL of the tone studies are on a PDF print-out. I see you have caught the vision of playing everything you have learned every day. You’ll seriously be amazing in just a few months. I’m so proud of you. Everyone — take a lesson from Barbara and flip through your notebook daily. Can you play ALL of your assignments successfully??? If not, hit the practice sessions for longer amounts of time each day. You’ll get there soon. 🙂

  119. Hi Rebecca! Have you considered doing a pdf for the tone exercise? I would find this to be a reminder to practice this exercise every day when I flip through my notebook and see it. By the way, I am learning SO MUCH so quickly from your lessons. For example, at first I couldn’t keep up with the accompaniment for Go Tell Aunt Rhody. Now, after I go through and practice every pdf every day, it’s a piece of cake 🙂 Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  120. Ok. Those high notes take “faster” air. See if you can understand this: If a door (your mouth) is open and you blow.. then all the air escapes, right? (your notes that won’t go high and just sound airy) If you close the door all except for a tiny crack (the hole in your lips) and you blow.. all the air is trying to escape, but to get it out you have to push harder to get the air through that little crack. Moral of little story here is to use a much smaller hole in the center of your lips and push the air out faster. (and aim on an angle down). Does this help???

  121. Hey Rebecca, My dad was making me play the C major scale today, but I had a problem: I couldn’t play high C, A, B, or G!!!!! Please tell me what is going on?!?! And also one thing, when I play high notes, it goes all airy. Tell me what is going on?!?!?!

  122. Hey Rebecca, My dad was making me play the C major scale today, but I had a problem: I couldn’t play high C, A, B, or G!!!!! Please tell me what is going on?!?! And also one thing, when I play high notes, it goes all airy. Tell me what is going on?!?!?!

  123. Haven’t mastered Aunt Rhodycompletely, but needed to move on! The first exercise in the first module about going from low to high is excellent. Now I can intersperse one with other!! I really like the accompaniment music you put on the videos!! It is a challenge to keep my fingers going fast enough … And on the right notes!! But I am enjoying my journey!!!!

  124. Haven’t mastered Aunt Rhodycompletely, but needed to move on! The first exercise in the first module about going from low to high is excellent. Now I can intersperse one with other!! I really like the accompaniment music you put on the videos!! It is a challenge to keep my fingers going fast enough … And on the right notes!! But I am enjoying my journey!!!!

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