Learn Flute Podcast SHOW NOTES:
In this episode, I introduce myself a bit and what you can expect from this Learn Flute podcast.
This is the Learn Flute Podcast Episode 001.
Yeah! The first one!!
- What this podcast will be all about
- Information on this podcast is supplemental to learnfluteonline.com
- What kind of flute is this all about
- Rebecca’s unexpected discovery that led to a professional career
- No worries about how many keys a flute has
- What you can look forward to learning from listening
Learn Flute Podcast 001
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Hey, it’s Rebecca here with episode 1. That’s 001 – I’m making room for hundreds of these babies. 🙂
Here it is… The musical hobby and skill you’ve dreamed of acquiring.
Learning to play the flute will put you in a good mood for the rest of the day- because the flute is the most cool,- the most fun, – thee most beautiful of all instruments in the whole world.
We’re here to tell you – YOU CAN do it, and Rebecca will show you how. .. step-by-step all along the way.
She’s a curly-headed blonde with a talent for teaching.
Introducing the Learn Flute Podcast — take it away Rebecca!
Hi, and welcome to the Learn Flute Podcast! My name is Rebecca Fuller, and I’m so excited to be here today on my very first official podcast for the Learn Flute Podcast. I have other shows I have done, and I feel like it’s such a great way to find new friends and share the things I’m interested in and really love. Here on this Learn Flute Podcast I’m here to lead you and guide you through the ins-and-outs and various points of interest when learning to play the musical instrument flute.
So, I only think it’s appropriate here to give you all the inside information on what you can gain from listening month after month and how you can maximize your learning potential. This podcast is companion to My website where all of the visuals, articles and videos are on this URL: LearnFluteOnline.com. That’s LearnFluteOnline.com. All one word.
If when you’re finished listening here you’re ready to get going with my step-by-step tutorials and videos, you can do so for FREE by signing up with your name and email right there on the front page. That will get you on a valuable email list where you will receive your registration information so you can get yourself a student username and password and begin today.
This podcast is supplemental to the information and lessons on that site. Basically – I just wanted another way to reach my audience. And, I know with smart phones, computers, ipads, tablets, this is a great way to help you maximize your time and strengthen your learning ability. If by chance you have a commute or are a runner/walker (like I am).
You’ll really enjoy listening to the information I’m going to present here. Just to make it clear – the information on this podcast is NOT the same information you receive on my free ongoing email series, and for sure is not the same information as you get in the video lessons. But, I’m sure you’ll find it valuable and possibly entertaining as well. So,… if you are a current learner of this instrument, or would like to be – listen on!
Now, I understand that when listening to a podcast – as you are right now. . you have no visuals of what I’m talking about. And, maybe you’re even wondering how you can learn from just listening to the information I present here.
Well, the answer to that is – you can’t entirely. But, that’s okay because there are so many avenues and exciting subjects that go along with learning to play the flute that you’ll find this podcast very valuable as well. So, come back regularly – put this podcast in your feed on your phone or ipad or computer – or whatever it is that you listen on and join the flute fun!
The first thing is that I need to clarify the exact instrument I’m teaching here: this is the flute. Now, there are many different types of flute in this world. Some are made of wood or bamboo, some are plastic or made of some other material. By definition a flute is an instrument that is made from a tube with holes along it that are stopped by the fingers or keys, held vertically or horizontally with breath blown into or across it.
I’ve always made this rule of thumb – an actual flute has the air blown across a mouthpiece of some sort —so that part of the air stream is directed in the hole and the rest moves across the mouthpiece and disappears into the room. An instrument that is placed IN the mouth and blown INTO – meaning, all of the air goes IN the hole… is NOT a true flute.
That would be a whistle or a recorder, etc. etc. So, let me give a quick description of what instrument we are learning about here – picture this here: this flute is usually SILVER in color.. made of metal and silver plated or solid silver – (of course a hefty price can get you one made out of gold as well).
I have a quick story for you now: I have a friend who at a very young age heard the sound of the flute on the radio. He used to tune in often hoping to hear the instrument often. He didn’t know what instrument it was – he just knew he liked the way it sounded and that it created a strong desire in him to learn how to play it himself.
He asked around and learned that it was the flute. Excited that he was entering the age in school that he could choose an instrument and learn it he declared he would play the flute. Well, the day came for him to go to the music store to pick up his flute and in complete excitement and anticipation he rushed in and breathlessly told the store owner that he was there to see a flute.
The man brought the small rectangle case to the countertop and opened it, presenting a beautiful shiny silver flute – with tons of buttons and keys on it. My friend stared in horror, then spread his fingers wide and counted them. 1,2,3,4,5 up to ten. Then, meekly looking up at the salesman he said, “I’ll take a trumpet, thank you.”
Haha seriously. He changed his mind because of the intimidating number of buttons and keys. There are way more buttons and keys on it than you have fingers, but no worries – I know what every single one is for and can teach you how to use each one appropriately in a super easy step-by-step manner. I teach the very young, the in between and the very old. And, guess what? You can all do it – and you can all enjoy it.
My story: On my Learn Flute Online dot com website I have a section just for my online students – whether they are in the FREE level or the Paid Gold Level into the Intermediate level. It’s a Bonus section where I give a plethera of good advice and inspirational stories. One of them is my one. I thought it would be appropriate to share some of my very humble beginnings with this awesome instrument:
Why did I choose to play the flute myself? Well I have a pretty fun story. It all began back in about 1983 (long time ago, huh?). When my family was cleaning out my grandpa’s old root cellar. I remember It was musty and fully of dirt and a few rotten potatoes. I was poking around in the dark, afraid a mouse might be in there when I felt something hard. When I pulled it out and dusted it off I found It was a flute case.
Now I actually knew right off it was a flute case because my older sister had a flute of her own. And, I was not allowed to touch it. But, you can bet I had dreamed about it. Seriously. My start to learning, playing, performing, and teaching the art of flute was all serendipitous and began in a very dirty old root-cellar.
I worked hard. Boy, did I work hard to learn how to play that instrument. I look back now and see that I was quite competitive, but wish I had had some better direction those first few years. Now I look back on my start to playing the flute and I wonder how did I ever get to be this good?
So what can you do if you also have a desire to learn this beautiful instrument? Well,… I’ll be happy to help you on your journey. Don’t forget that you can get started by going to Learn Flute Online dot com and signing in with a little bit of information in the right hand side-bar. I invite you to come join our community. We’re a fun, friendly bunch who are all here to have a good time and make some good music in the meantime.
I’ll be giving more information on flute playing in the next podcast as well as taking you through more features and insights on how you can do it affordably and effectively. Until then – If you have any questions or would like to see any links or anything else I may have mentioned in this episode, I have a transcript of everything you heard in the show notes at this URL: LearnFluteOnline.com/001 – remember that although this is the Learn Flute Podcast, anything online will be found at: Learn Flute ONLINE.com then you can forward slash and place the episode number there. I’m always open to hear what you think about this show. I welcome your feedback.
This is Rebecca Fuller signing off for the day – my friends and I will play you out.
Narrator: “Thanks for listening today – remember that this is where people of all ages (such as you) can come learn to play the musical instrument FLUTE in an easy-to-follow, organized manner, AND in the privacy and COMFORT of your own home, on YOUR own schedule.”
Thanks for listening to the Learn Flute Podcast today. Feel free to leave any questions or comments below here in the comment section.
I can’t wait to teach you even more about what it takes to learn how to play the flute beautifully.
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