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Module 40 Online Flute Lesson






Total Time: 38 Minutes 45 Seconds

HaHa!  This is one of my favorite tunes to play on flute.  

Maybe we’ll be learning some variations of this later on… so learn it well.  🙂



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[headline style=”1″ font_size=”24″ font_font=”Arial” font_style=”bold” align=”center” headline_tag=”h2″]2. Trill Section of My Hat! 8:50

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[headline style=”1″ font_size=”24″ font_font=”Arial” font_style=”bold” align=”center” headline_tag=”h2″]3. My Hat! – Live Teaching 11:05

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[headline style=”1″ font_size=”24″ font_font=”Arial” font_style=”bold” align=”center” headline_tag=”h2″]4. My Hat! – Read 11:42

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63 thoughts on “Module 40 Online Flute Lesson”

  1. Hi Lee, swaying is not an issue. But, for some reason I cannot open this youtube link. It is blocked or something. Can you get the share link and try again?

  2. Hi Lee, I’m so glad you made us a video! I can’t see it until you put the ‘share link’ here in the comments. Go to your video page on youtube and look for the word “share” – then copy that link and put it here. I can’t wait! ~Rebecca

  3. Hi Anne-Marie, yes- you did a great job here! Your trills are sounding good. Yah, more air (faster air stream) is the trick on that windy high D trill especially. I can hear your natural vibrato coming through.. it’s so pretty! Use that tummy push more often. Good job. I’m so proud of you. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  4. Hi Rebecca, have finally got brave enough to send a recording. Haven’t worked out how to upload to youtube yet – not tech savvy at all. Can you let me know if you received it? Thanks for all you do, really appreciate the opportunity to learn in such an encouraging enviroment.

  5. Anne-Marie Fryer

    Hi Rebecca,
    Here is My Hat. Please any comment that will help me grow:) I can use more belly on the trills. When I play the high notes (E and up) they often have a ‘wind’ sound, I am guessing that I need a smaller aperture and more air, Any other tricks?
    Thanks for your dedication!

  6. Very cute, Shir! Your rhythms are right on. The trills are so fun. I see what you mean for the high D trill. It is a bit weak. You’ll want to push more air through the flute during this trill. It will help it clear up and become more strong. Verrrry nice. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  7. Hey Shir, thanks for the video here. This is a good thing to talk about. The high D trill fingering is correct here. Essentially, you trill to a ‘fake fingering’. It sounds funny IF 1. you trill slow and 2. if you are using slow air speed. So, in order to keep it sounding right, you want to blow harder (faster air stream) and also make sure your finger is moving quickly quickly. If by chance you want to trill slowly on this note, then you need to use the original fingerings for high D to high E. Does this help? Great question! ~Rebecca

  8. Hey Isa, this is a cute one for sure. You have all the skills for this one- just work on standing up nice and tall with your head level so you’re not flat (especially on the G), and of course take those trills and use them in your warm up each day for a while so they get easy and comfy. I love your progress posts here. Fun! ~Rebecca

  9. That song is right up my ally I love songs that are happy and bouncy. This one was especially fun to play, my favorite part is the trills!

  10. Hi Yehudis, the whispy sound you’re hearing when you change the finger position is due to a leak in one of your pads. It’s most likely the key between your first and second fingers (left hand) that is causing the issue. It’s a simple fix- just needs a little adjustment. I hope you can get your flute to a good flute technician (a good one is required). So glad you’re learning here- thanks for asking this question! ~Rebecca

  11. Yehudis Rosenberg

    Hi Rebecca,
    when I play the Bb the new way it has much more of a whispy sound and doesn’t sound as good as the Bb we’ve been using until now.Is this normal and is there any tips you can give me to help it sound better? Thank you!Your lessons are so clear and it’s so much fun to learn to play the flute with you as my teacher! Thank you again!

  12. Aweeee I don’t know what to say. Thank you. This was possible because of your teaching me. So again, thank you.

  13. Hi Jo! I LOOOOOVE seeing this recording of you participating and giving of the Christmas spirit with your flute. It’s so great!! You guys are awesome. This really makes me happy. Really happy. ~Rebecca


    Hi Rebecca, guess what? I didn’t get to play Silent Night on Christmas Eve. When it came time for it we needed singers more than a flute so I was the cantor instead. My husband didn’t record that part, but he did record a good part of the Mass so I have it here for you. We’re not a professional choir, we’re just a group of volunteers so please bear that in mind as you watch and listen. Some of the flute parts are barely audible because of everything else going on, but I’m sure you’ll pick it out. What do you think?

  15. Hi Jo. Thanks for sending this video- how FUN!! Yes, it’ll help you to keep your fingers lower on those trills (I try to keep my higher for you to see in the videos,.. but don’t really play this way off camera). It’s super hard to break that habit while playing tunes up on your level, so just teach your fingers to relax over (relaxed and touching the keys) while playing your tone studies and scales. That’ll be the best way to do it. I am so excited you are performing in church!! Super! I can’t wait to hear. Please please send. I’ll love it, I’m positive. 🙂 Have a happy holiday! ~Rebecca

    Hi Rebecca,
    I think I got over my problem learning to trill the new notes for this song and did okay with it. Now if I could just remember to keep my fingers lower… Please let me know if you see anything else I’m doing incorrectly.
    I get to play Silent Night at church at Christmas Eve Mass. The singing will be in Spanish. I’m so excited!! I hope my husband can record me so I can send it to you.
    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!

  17. Hi Jo, actually I’d say that trills are used quite a bit. They’re that ‘special something’ that kind of identifies that ‘flutey sound’ in many pieces. You’ll see more in the future. It get more and more common. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  18. Hi Rebecca,
    I have to ask, how often are trills used in flute music? We’ve used them here only a few times and I’m having trouble remembering the fingerings.

  19. Hi Diedrich, I have watched your videos, and you are doing very well. I really appreciate your comments here, and hope you have a beautiful week playing the flute. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  20. Hi Rebecca,
    thank you for the link given above. I think I have studied the problem “how to hold the flute” intensively for several times. May be in my former attempts to realize the intructions I was not consequent enough, but in the beginning my hands were aching. Now I have tried it again and found out my main infirmness was what you call Nr 1 of the four spots necessary to hold the flute. The pointer of my left hand isn´t as flexible as yours and other younger people so that its hard for me to bend this pointer enough backward so that the flute comes to sit on my palm bone.
    That is the disadvantage of my years. On the other side getting older my endurance will increase. To come to an end, I want to say: my reassessed study of the posture of my left hand gave me a great push forward. Thank you.

  21. Hi Diedrich, Thanks so much for this comment here (and your nice audio greeting you sent). As I create the videos for you, I sometimes have to sit or stand in strange positions so the camera will catch the correct angle so perhaps my thumb isn’t so consistent at times in the videos. I’m glad you’re watching. It’s best if your thumb is slightly relaxed instead of stiff and rigid. I always must bend my thumb a little more in order to trill rapidly. Here is a video that will help you with that balancing act: ~Rebecca

  22. Hi Rebecca,
    especially in the video number 3 – an there in the back view – I have detected, that you use two slightly different positions of your left hand thumb. The first one shows a rather straight or streched thumb. The second one shows a more bent thumb, you use it mainly for the trill (bflat to c). In this context I have got two questions:
    1. Which one schould we practice?
    2. I have a general problem with my left hand thumb. If I grab the flute with my left hand in that way, so that my left pointer comes more under the flute, my left hand thumb tends to slip of, so that the flute roles towards my face.
    Any tip or hint would be helpfull.

  23. Anne, I cannot believe how AweSomE this is! You are verrrrry good at following directions. Keep it up! ~Rebecca

  24. I love this one. So happy! And yes, it does get stuck in your head. But, I think the trills are a nice addition. Good job!

  25. My hat or Mein Hut in German in the fast tempo. This is a German kid’s song that my husband and German friends remember singing as a kid. I went on Youtube and found the german words too. It is so much fun and a real ear worm that stays in your head all day long. I love it.

  26. RebeccaFuller

    Brian, you know this is super-duper awesome! I am so proud of you. You really are great at paying attention to details. Mwah!

  27. Hi Rebecca !
    This simple song can be quite challenging ! Those trills….wow ! I am struggling with them……lots of practice needed for those. I’m ok with the high notes….have to work on those trills before I send you anything…

    Thank you,


  28. Nice!!!!!!! Those trills are pretty tricky for everyone. You’re doing fine fine fine at this level. Love watching you progress! Rebecca **again, spend some time bringing your tongue out to seal off the hole and then pop back.. your tone will improve and you’ll have even more fun playing those high notes.

  29. Well, here is My Hat. After all this time I still get nervous in front of the camera, and it never comes out quite like practice. This piece is a lot of fun though and I can’t help but dance a little as I play it. I really don’t know how most of you stand still.

  30. Hi Marg, I clicked #4 and it opened fine for me. Can you try again? Use a different browser,.. that could be your issue (?).

  31. Elier Capistran

    That trills are very difficult, but in future i hope to improve. Thanks Rebecca.

  32. RebeccaFuller

    You’ve risen to the occasion here Eli. Good job. Those trills are not easy. Super proud of you! Thanks for sending the update.

  33. I should frame this comment from you Elier,… it’s actually one of my “most asked questions”. And, I’m happy to be called “a genius”. Thank you!! haha 🙂 -Rebecca

  34. Elier Capistran

    Hi Rebecca, I followed your instructions and now i can see the videos without problems. You are a genius, thanks.

  35. Hi Elier, sometimes computers are a mystery- but I have learned that the best answer I give to people who have troubles watching a particular video is this:
    *Change your browser. Use Chrome or Firefox – they seem to be the best.
    *Watch at a time when your broadband connection is not gummed up with a lot of users.
    *Restart your computer or just simply try again later.

    Good luck! 🙂

    I checked and the video plays fine.

  36. WWWWWOW Amy. Your trills were fabulous! I’ll definitely include more in the future modules. You’ve risen to my expectation, and I’m very proud of you! Rebecca LearnFluteOnline

  37. Hi,
    I was using this song as part of my warm up and I memorized it. Now I need to work on the memorization part. A few notes could have been held longer. Slowly but surely I am getting there! I love this song and I love to trill.
    I bought my intermediate flute. Next month will be my one Year Anniversary with Rebecca Fuller and her Gold Level Modules. It should be here in a week or so. I am very excited! Thank you Rebecca for a great year! I hope there are many others. I will be your student for as long as you teach online!

  38. Hi Marilyn, I’m glad to hear from you again. I love what you’re learning… it’s fun to hear something and think “I don’t know if I can do that”… and then after tackling it and giving it some time and practice, you learn that you CAN do it after-all. Everyone feels this way. Glad you’re finding fun things like shiny acoustics in the bathroom and transfer learning from your singing knowledge. 🙂

  39. Angie and Nicole Ream’s aunt checking in. I’m having lots of fun with your lessons. I’m at the point now where with each new lesson I say uh oh I’ve reached my level of incompetence with this one, but I just tackle it and uh oh maybe not. An insight I’ve had is that playing is more than just blowing with my fingers on the right keys. If I “hear” the music as I’m playing I do much better. By that I mean that in my mind I try to land down on the note instead of reaching up to grab it, a mental technique I learned in singing. Also, why do I sound so much better when I practice in the bathroom? LOL, I know the answer, it’s because of the acoustics, but it really does make a difference. Thanks again for the fun addition to my life playing my flute again has made.

  40. We love hearing from you, Xiaoxia. I love hearing that you are slowing down a bit so you can really internalize the skills and pieces. You’ll be rewarded handsomely for your efforts. Keep it up!

  41. I’m glad you caught this Elaine. A great lesson for everyone not to rush through and miss important details that make your playing enjoyable and nice sounding. Thanks for letting everyone know. *Reminder: you’re welcome to sign up for a Skype lesson whenever you feel the need to have me check over everything. It really helps keep you on the right track.

  42. Hi Rebecca,
    It pays to review. I have been doing something wrong for months and just realized it now while reviewing this module. My left thumb has always been on the left round button. So when I played a B and a Bb they sounded exactly the same. When I moved my left thumb in the correct position…..waaaa laaaaaa……I can play both B and Bb. I feel so stupid. I had actually called Gemeinhardt and I was going to package up my flute to have them fix the problem. The problem was not my flute it was me. I am so gad I am reviewing. Sometimes I get so busy and I tend to rush. I take notes all the time but somehow I did not know until today!
    Thank you for reminding us to review.

  43. Hi Rebecca

    It is really interesting to go back to play the pieces learnt before hand. I can clearly feel that the difficulties I faced when I first learnt some pieces now goes much easier when I came back after sometime.

    Really nice to feel so we are progressing better and better!

    I am now planning to take the modules a little bit slower than I did beforehand, one of the reason is that I feel I should study them well enough to improve the tone, instead of rushing to next and next modules.

    I hope this will really helps!

    And btw, I use tablet at home, that’s why I didn’t comment a lot beforehand — I am a little lazy to type there :P. But I’d like to thank you for what you have done for us, and may every student here keep up the good work!

    All the best!


  44. Awesome. Yes, play along with me for sure. I believe it’s super easy and fast to learn when you hear and see the immediate feedback. 🙂

  45. I am finding the “learn live” videos are especially helpful. I helps me remember all the slurs and staccato and I think the intonation is better when I play with company!

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