Flutes

Assigned week of 12/10/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-High Adventure
-Bb major scale (Bb  C   D   Eb   F   G   A    Bb   A   G   F   Eb   D  C   Bb)



Assigned week of 11/26/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)
For the next two weeks we will be primarily focusing on our concert songs, which are:

Pg. 7, #9 (Half Note Rock)
Pg. 7, #10 (Steppin')
Pg. 8, #15 (Rising Rhythms)
Pg. 9, #26 (Love Somebody)
Pg. 10, #29 (Serenity)
Pg. 10, #34 (The Frog's Song)
Pg. 15, #50 (Mahnomen Harvest)
Pg. 15, #52 (Now Let Me Fly)
Pg. 7, #12 (Cuckoo; this will be a Flutes Only song)
Each school will also do a song:
Centerville: Pg. 9, #22 (Little Robin Redbreast)
Ayers: Pg. 9, #24 (Itsy Bitsy Spider)
Hannah: Pg. 9, #23 (Merrily We Roll Along)
Cove: Pg. 8, #17 (Rain, Rain)
North Beverly: Pg. 8, #19 (Hot Cross Buns)



Assigned week of 11/19/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-On flute: Long tones 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - Bb major scale (ascending only)
             - review last week's homework, specifically redo #26, 29, 30
             -Add pg. 10, #34
             -High Adventure, review 1-19, add 19-27 if comfortable
    Ayers - Bb major scale (ascending only)
             - review last week's homework, specifically redo #23 and #30
             -Add pg. 10, #29
             -High Adventure, review 1-19, add 19-27
    Hannah - Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G
                 - pg. 8, #17, 18, 19
                 -pg. 9, #22, 23
                 -High Adventure, measures 1-19
                 -Keep practicing on your head joint and in a mirror, too, to focus on developing clear                     sounds consistently
    Cove - Same as last week
    North Beverly Same as last week

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 11/12/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-On flute: Long tones 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A
                     - Low-high-low warmup
                     - pg. 8, #20
                     - pg. 9, #22, 23, 25, 26
                     - pg. 10, # 29 and 30
                     -High Adventure, measures 1-19
    Ayers - Same as last week
    Hannah - Same as last week
    Cove - Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G
             - pg. 8, # 18 and 20
             - pg. 9, #22, 23, 25, 26
             - pg. 10, #29 and 30
              High Adventure measures 1-19
    North Beverly - Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G
                          - pg. 7, #10 and 11
                          - pg. 8, #19
                          - pg. 9, #22 and 26
                          -High Adventure, measures 1-19

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 11/5/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-On flute: Long tones 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - Same as last week
    Ayers - Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A (low/high/low warmups, too, for Bb, A, G, F)
              -Page 8, #s 18, 20
              -Page 9, #22, 23, 25, 26
              -Page 10, #30
              -High Adventure, measures 1-19
    Hannah - Bb, C, D, Eb, F, G, A (low/high/low warmups, too, for Bb, A, G, F)
                 -Page 7, redo #9, add #10, 11
                 - Page 8, redo #14, 15, add # 17, 19
                 -High Adventure, measures 1-19
    Cove - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
             - Pg. 7, #s 7, 8, and 9
             - Pg. 8, #s 14, 15, 19
             - High Adventure, measures 1-4
    North Beverly - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
                          - Pg. 7, redo #10, add #11
                          - Pg. 8, #s 14, 15, and 19
                          -High Adventure, measures 1-4

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 10/29/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-On flute: Long tones 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
                     -Review page 6
                     -Page 7, #s 10 and 11
                     -Page 8, #s 14, 15, 17, 18, 19
    Ayers - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
              - Review page 6
              - Page 7, # 11
              -Page 8, #s 14, 15, 17, 19
    Hannah - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
                - Hot Cross Buns
                - Page 6, #s 1-5
                -Page 7, #s 7, 8, 9
                -Page 8, #s 14 and 15
    Cove - 
    North Beverly 

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 10/22/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-On flute: Long tones 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
                     - Review page 6
                     - Page 7, #s 7, 8, 9
                     -Hot Cross Buns
    Ayers - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
              - Review page 6
              - Page 7, #s 7, 8, 9, 10
              -Hot Cross Buns  
    Hannah - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
                - Hot Cross Buns
                - Page 6, #s 1-5
    Cove - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
              -Hot Cross Buns
              -Page 6, #s 1-5
    North Beverly Bb, C, D, Eb, F
                     - Review page 5
                     - Page 7, #s 7, 8, 9
                     -Hot Cross Buns

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 10/15/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-On flute: Long tones and four beat exercises 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
                      -Hot Cross Buns
                      -Page 6, #s1-5 in book
    Ayers - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
                -Hot Cross Buns
                -Page 6, #s 1-5 in book
    Hannah - Bb, C, and D
                   -Hot Cross Buns
    Cove - 
    North Beverly - Bb, C, D, Eb, F
                          -Page 6, #s 1-5 in book

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 10/1/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-Head joint exercises: long tones, four beat (held out) and four beat (with tonguing). 5-10 x each
-On flute: Long tones and four beat exercises 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - Bb, C, and D
    Ayers - Bb, C, D, Eb and "Hot Cross Buns"
    Hannah - Bb, C, and D
    Cove - Please refer to last week's assignment
    North Beverly - 

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 9/24/18
Students should be practicing about 10 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

All schools:
-Deep breathing
-Head joint exercises: long tones, four beat (held out) and four beat (with tonguing). 5-10 x each
-On flute: Long tones and four beat exercises 5-10 x each on notes learned (see below).
    Centerville - Bb, C
    Ayers - Bb, C, D, Eb
    Hannah - Bb, C
    Cove - 
    North Beverly - Bb

Dismissal policy forms are due back to Ms. Carr by our next lesson.

Students are encouraged to experiment with their notes after the exercises above!



Assigned week of 9/17/18

At this point, students should be practicing about 5 minutes per day.

Practice taking deep breaths, and make sure you're sitting/standing nice and tall!
Head joint
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise (try to tap your foot as you hold out the 4 beats)
On flute
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise on the notes Bb and C (some schools have only learned Bb at this point)

After this, experiment!

*remember to make sure that you start each note like you're saying "too"
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