Flute Masterclass: Classical pieces

Intermediate

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Discover the flute masterclass and practice session given by Patrick Dillery. Learn several classical pieces composed by Mozart, Bach, Andersen and Debussy.

Flute Masterclass: Classical pieces

Patrick Dillery is a famous American flutist, recognized for having performed in many orchestras around the world. In this flute masterclass, he shares his experience as a professional flutist, teaches you flute techniques, and gives you tips and advices that will be helpful in your musician path.

His masterclass is supported by great classical musical pieces composed by Debussy, Mozart, Bach and Andersen.

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The main concepts taught

Scales

articulation

Slurs

Tonguing

Transposition

Legato

Embouchure

The program proposed by Patrick Dillery

This flute masterclass is made of three main parts. The first part is a practice session that addresses techniques that are essential to acquiere good foundations. The second one is dedicated for music students who want to learn more about the tone, breath control and transposition of a piece. Finally, the last part focuses on flute classical pieces composed by Bach, Mozart, Andersen and Debussy: deepen your technical notions and open your classical music repertoire!

 

ChapterDetailed Notions

Flute Practice session

Introduction and Presentation

Patrick Dillery introduces himself and presents the notions that will be adressed in this course.

How to Hold the Flute correctly

You’ll be given tips about how to hold your instrument and how to keep a certain balance. Patrick shows you how to position your body and hands.

Tones Exercises

It is important that you establish your own tone when playing the flute. You will work also on your embouchure, the vibrato, octave, ascending and descending notes thanks to exercises.

Techniques for Notes

In this session, you will be shown the techniques for low and high notes as well as the technique for controlling your tune.

Articulation and Slurs

Here, the teacher will make you work on articulations and slurs. He will use the technique of “single tonguing” to make you improve these aspects.

Scales and Tonguing

For this last session of the beginner part, you will practice your scales, you will discover “double tonguing” and the chromatic scale.

Flute Techniques

“Opus 15 No.2” by Andersen

In the first part of this intermediate flute lesson, you study an etude (a study piece) and discover the notions of large skips and slurs.

Development of the Tone

Here, develop you tone through interpretation and work on your breath control.

Transposition

Patrick explains what is transposition. It will allow you to play melody in different keys.

Flute masterclass: classical pieces

“No.3 G major etude” by Joachim Andersen

You will see what are the passing notes.

“3rd movement of C major Sonata” by Bach

By studying this piece from Bach, you will study also the rythmic sections and subdivisions, and ornamentations and trills.

“2nd movement of C major Sonata” by Bach

In this other part of the piece you will learn more about the legato, slurs and scale patterns.

“DownGeodyfany” by Mozart

The teacher will first demonstrates the piece, and then gives more details about arpeggios, theme and variation. Then, he will talks about the parallel minor.

Fingering Combinations

Patrick shows you some exercises of fingering combinations.

Combination Octave Exercises

In this part, you will practice combination octave exercises.

“Syrinx” by Claude Debussy

To finish, you will discover a piece from Debussy.

ChapterDetailed Notions

Flute Practice session

Introduction and Presentation

Patrick Dillery introduces himself and presents the notions that will be adressed in this course.

How to Hold the Flute correctly

You’ll be given tips about how to hold your instrument and how to keep a certain balance. Patrick shows you how to position your body and hands.

Tones Exercises

It is important that you establish your own tone when playing the flute. You will work also on your embouchure, the vibrato, octave, ascending and descending notes thanks to exercises.

Techniques for Notes

In this session, you will be shown the techniques for low and high notes as well as the technique for controlling your tune.

Articulation and Slurs

Here, the teacher will make you work on articulations and slurs. He will use the technique of “single tonguing” to make you improve these aspects.

Scales and Tonguing

For this last session of the beginner part, you will practice your scales, you will discover “double tonguing” and the chromatic scale.

Flute Techniques

“Opus 15 No.2” by Andersen

In the first part of this intermediate flute lesson, you study an etude (a study piece) and discover the notions of large skips and slurs.

Development of the Tone

Here, develop you tone through interpretation and work on your breath control.

Transposition

Patrick explains what is transposition. It will allow you to play melody in different keys.

Flute masterclass: classical pieces

“No.3 G major etude” by Joachim Andersen

You will see what are the passing notes.

“3rd movement of C major Sonata” by Bach

By studying this piece from Bach, you will study also the rythmic sections and subdivisions, and ornamentations and trills.

“2nd movement of C major Sonata” by Bach

In this other part of the piece you will learn more about the legato, slurs and scale patterns.

“DownGeodyfany” by Mozart

The teacher will first demonstrates the piece, and then gives more details about arpeggios, theme and variation. Then, he will talks about the parallel minor.

Fingering Combinations

Patrick shows you some exercises of fingering combinations.

Combination Octave Exercises

In this part, you will practice combination octave exercises.

“Syrinx” by Claude Debussy

To finish, you will discover a piece from Debussy.

A word from our teachers

"A flutist must constantly develop and maintain proper tone and technique. We are really musical athletes in a sense, we need to keep our musical skills honed so that we are ready to play unexpectedly."