We realize that Band,Directors are working hard to keep music in the homes of students during these difficult times.
The teachers of CCMG are offering free classes for students in our area. We are also happy to do sectionals for your classes
In addition we have compliled some tutorials for use in your zoom classes.
First Sounds: Learn about how to form an embouchure, blow into the flute, and even make your headjoint a fun slide whistle! We conclude by playing Mary Had a little lamb with just the the headjoint interesting about your business here.
First Notes, BAG: Learn the how to finger and sound the notes B, A and G. We will play the flute with one hand on the headjoint of the flute to get better balance for a great first start! We end learning the notes B, A, G and playing Mary Had a Little Lamb!
Balancing the flute and the note ‘D’: The flute is the one of the more challenging instruments to hold. It is the only instrument that is held off to the side so you can not see your fingers. In addition it is the only instrument that does not have a thumb rest to aid in holding the flute. In this series we learn how to balance the flute and play our the note D.
So you have a great flute sound, now we need to begin the sound with a 'ta'. This video talks about tips, and features some call and responses so that you can practice some articulations.
One of the most common questions I get from new students is: "How do I get a good high note". This video answers this question and gives exercises to help your growth as a flutist!
This video is designed for a flutist that wants to strengthen their high register.
Harmonics are over tones that add resistance, so you can learn to control your air stream better. Learn great warm up exercises as well as a fun song all using Harmonics!
Breathing for Best Flute Tone:
Breathing such a basic concept. Yet such a huge topic as a wind instrument!
The flute is such a beautiful instrument. Learn how to get your best tone, and explore tone colors and dynamics.
What is vibrato? How do we do it? How fast do we do it? All will be explored in this video!
Need to articulate fast notes cleaner and clearer? Time to practice double tonging!
Cyborg Llama Tutorial
Below is info on how to record on Cyborg Lama. But first let me tell you what it is, and why we are offering these projects to students. Cyborg Lama is a brand new
technology that allows for students to collaborate as an ensemble. It allows teachers to create a project, assign parts, and then have students record theirpart asynchronously. This video goes through every step needed to learn this technology.
How to record a duet using Garage Band
This tutorial explores the most basic functions of Garage Band, a free program for iPhones or macs. It allows you to ‘multi- track’, which means you can record a duet, trio, quartet, or as many parts as you can imagine! Start making music today!
Do you always have trouble remembering how many sharps or flats are in scales? We will review the Circle of 5ths, but then we will explore my favorite trick for remembering major scales!