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September 1, 2020

Cooper Good work this summer! You've made a lot of progress, and when you keep your air support going your tone is very nice. You are developing a very good musical ear, which may make it frustrating sometimes as you're learning and you want things to sound better than you can currently play them, but it will be very advantageous [...]

2020-09-01T18:13:20-04:00September 1st, 2020|

August 18, 2020

Cooper Your high register is sounding so much better! Keep up the good work and remember to listen to yourself and ask if you like how you sound :) Scales: C Major 2 octaves Use a drone (held note) of C to play scale to so you can practice hearing if you're in tune. Most tuners have a 'sound back' [...]

2020-08-18T18:08:16-04:00August 18th, 2020|

August 11, 2020

Erin Very nice to meet you, and excited that your colourful flute works so well! We will work on some reading and theory next lesson. Try to purchase a beginner book with a fingering chart as well as some beginner level pop music you would like to work on. A combination metronome tuner would also be very helpful. Some beginner [...]

2020-08-11T19:08:52-04:00August 11th, 2020|

August 4, 2020

Cooper Good work on D Major & B minor Remember: Buy the Gekeler books 1 and 2 for next week Pieces: Barret Melody No 1 Work on the first half of the piecePractice the slurs up to the high A Practice the eight note groups in different rhythmsIf you are feeling confident with the first half, go ahead and start [...]

2020-08-04T18:27:30-04:00August 4th, 2020|

July 14, 2020

Cooper The reeds seem to be working well now - let me know if any break or seem to be changing so I can get more ready for you. Please make sure to order the Gekeler books for next time I see you. (July 28th) Scales D Major The notes are there, now we need to think about tuning.Record yourself [...]

2020-07-14T18:06:21-04:00July 14th, 2020|

July 7, 2020

Cooper Good work on the Gymnopédie No. 1. Lets aim for a full performance next week! Scales D major & B minor melodic both 1 octave up and downtake a moment to remember the key signature & fingerings before you startCheck where the C# sits with the tuner, then play B- C#-D with the tunerPlay the whole scale with the [...]

2020-07-07T18:42:39-04:00July 7th, 2020|

June 23, 2020

Cooper Reminder: No lesson next week - it's the academy's make up week, and since you have perfect attendance, there is no need for a makeup. Enjoy the week off and I will see you July 7th! Scales D Major Use the metronome and play in eighth notestry to increase the tempo up to 100 - 120 each time you [...]

2020-06-23T18:34:25-04:00June 23rd, 2020|

June 16, 2020

Cooper Try to familiarize yourself with the 3 new reeds and decide what you do and don't like about each one. Things to think about are: Is it easy to get a sound?Do I like the sound it makes?Do I use lots or a little air when playing this reed?Is playing in tune easier or harder?Does the lower octave feel [...]

2020-06-16T18:02:59-04:00June 16th, 2020|

June 2, 2020

Cooper I've sent you 3 more reeds and some pad paper/cigarette paper for cleaning the keys; make sure you save your dead reeds and shipping containers (just the clear plastic case) and then send them back with the postage paid envelope when you've got 6 or more - I can sanitize and reuse the case and the 'staples' which are [...]

2020-06-02T18:30:32-04:00June 2nd, 2020|


Here's an oboe choir backing track for Gymnopédie No. 1 for fun! https://soundcloud.com/oboeofdoom/gymnopedie-no-1-oboe-backing-track

2020-05-29T14:08:08-04:00May 29th, 2020|
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