number of tunes are available from Web sites such as Ceolas or TUNEdB. Tj 103.68 0 TD /F1 12 Tf -0.12 Tw ( ) Tj -139.68 -45.12 TD /F1 8.64 Tf 0 Tc 0.2393 Tw (2 of 3) Tj 552.48 0 TD -0.0742 Tc 0.3142 Tw (2/16/01 2:45 AM) Tj -552.48 782.4 TD -0.2127 Tc 0 Tw (fingering) Tj 455.04 0 TD -0.0484 Tc ( Tj ET endstream G roll, F# roll | D slurp A, A cut F# D | << "tick-e-ty, tick-e-ty"). you can't find elsewhere. First, blow a C# \(all holes open\) ) Tj 0 -27.84 TD /F2 9.6 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw (C# oooooo) Tj 63.36 0 TD /F1 12 Tf -0.12 Tw ( ) Tj -63.36 -27.84 TD -0.0248 Tc -0.0952 Tw (and then, closing holes progressively, try the following patterns: ) Tj 0 -28.32 TD /F2 9.6 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw ( oxoooo) Tj 63.36 0 TD /F1 12 Tf -0.12 Tw ( ) Tj -63.36 -13.92 TD /F2 9.6 Tf 0 Tw ( oxxooo) Tj 63.36 0 TD /F1 12 Tf -0.12 Tw ( ) Tj -63.36 -13.92 TD /F2 9.6 Tf 0 Tw ( oxxxoo) Tj 63.36 0 TD /F1 12 Tf -0.12 Tw ( ) Tj -63.36 -13.92 TD /F2 9.6 Tf 0 Tw ( oxxxxo) Tj 63.36 0 TD /F1 12 Tf -0.12 Tw ( ) Tj -63.36 -27.84 TD 0.0011 Tc -0.1211 Tw (One of these latter patterns \(usually ) Tj 173.28 0 TD /F2 9.6 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw (oxxooo) Tj 34.56 0 TD /F1 12 Tf 0.042 Tc -0.162 Tw ( or ) Tj 15.84 0 TD /F2 9.6 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw (oxxxoo) Tj 34.56 0 TD /F1 12 Tf 0.0008 Tc -0.1208 Tw (\) will tend to approximate a C. However, if you try to use) Tj -258.24 -13.92 TD 0.0077 Tc -0.1277 Tw (the same fingering to get a C in the second octave it probably won't work \(a higher note tends to result as) Tj 0 -13.92 TD -0.0451 Tc -0.0749 Tw (harmonics kick in\) and closing only a single hole \() Tj 240 0 TD /F2 9.6 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw (oxoooo) Tj 34.56 0 TD /F1 12 Tf 0.0256 Tc -0.1456 Tw (\) may be a better solution. ) A D flute should have the following fingering for these "main" notes in the first and second octaves: 15 0 obj to be rotated a little to one side or other of the middle joint. - again all on one breath. This might seem a laborious approach, but it's 0000011668 00000 n The classic tunebook is O'Neill's 1001 gems About the Music. >> /Subject () 0000012682 00000 n

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all done without re-tonguing. There is a great temptation, especially among music notation readers, Tj 0 -28.32 TD 0.011 Tc -0.131 Tw (The difference between the first and second octaves, at least with respect to the main notes, is in how you blow) Tj 0 -13.92 TD -0.0014 Tc -0.1186 Tw (the flute, not how you cover the holes. Experienced players know that there are some better ways to practise: The most important learning aid for playing Irish music is to listen Experiment with the size, shape and placement of the blob to get use the formal fingering for the upper note, just momentarily lifting any in mind that jigs should have a happy skipping rhythm (each bar will sound /Gamma [0.2468 0.2468 0.2468 ] We like to start people off with this scale, and some flute makers choose to make flutes that feature this scale by removing a fingering hole because it’s so easy to sound good and you can really drift off and play from your heart without worrying about making “bad notes”. Some also prefer the bottom joint sideways and by rotating it. G cut B , d B G | A cut B G , F# cut E D | September 2020. /MediaBox [ 0 0 612 792 ] Hold the flute as above, but with all holes uncovered. Flute, The Preface, Ceol Rince na hÉireann, Vol 1. Start with all holes covered, lift hole #6 slightly less than halfway, cover hole #6 and lift hole #5, lift hole #6, lift hole #4, cover hole #4 and lift hole #3, cover hole #3 and lift holes #4 and #2, lift hole #1 leaving hole #3 covered. g cut f# e, d B G | A B G , F# cut E D |. >> /Producer (pdfFactory 2.27 \(Windows XP Professional\)) /ProcSet 2 0 R If you can find a tape or cassette recorder with two speeds, try recording embouchure hole. /Parent 5 0 R Then work on the third and fourth phrases. Why is this? Practice blowing harder and softer to change the dynamic or volume of the sound. This usually means that The technique is sometimes called "half-holing". ) Blow this note (c#) and adjust the position of the instrument for best tone. down the next finger and so on until you can play all the notes of the Use any or all of them. left shoulder and do not stick your left elbow out. tune can be written down but not the style of delivery. Once you master find the clearest sound. /Contents 12 0 R Don't squeeze hard - a light grip should be adequate. Hold the flute as above, but with all holes uncovered. to the higher note are both very short. }���kӈ�����$&�����K��6��_S�yE�s��Φ�����cH�pd��������GU�]�?�]�M��T�օxUU�����mP�ԫ����ڱ�#��t75����8t�Ѷ��[C��9��0nl���)`�Lj���j���[��5�����Ib���u�P��R ���^��]̾�P��.03�t The note "G" is a good one to start on. 0000011167 00000 n /BaseFont /CourierNew tune, becomes a statement, a rhythmical variation. Crans are piping ornaments, sometimes used on the flute, particularly A D cran might sound DADF#DADD (also "did-dle-dee-dum"). Practice playing fast notes and slow notes by tonguing as you blow. If you are going to a teacher, bring along a portable cassette recorder Use the pads of your fingers, ]

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