FLUTE - Rubank Intermediate Method

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Review Lesson
Pages 2 & 3
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We are finally in the Rubank Intermediate Method book for flute! Hello & welcome to Musician's Addition. Today, Reesa is going to go over page 2 & 3 in the Rubank Intermediate Method book for flute. This lesson is a review on things we are going to start focusing on a little bit more in order to get our best sound and playing. Page 3 is a review lesson from the previous book. Grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Expression
Page 4
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Today, Reesa is going to go over page 4 in the Rubank Intermediate Method book for flute. In this lesson, we are really focusing on controlling our dynamics. The goal is to make our dynamic consistent throughout beats. Grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Page 5
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Today, Reesa is going to go over page 5 in the Rubank Intermediate Method book for flute. In this lesson, we are really focusing on studies in expression - controlling our dynamics and staying in tune. This is a tough thing to learn, so you'll want to make sure you practice this on your own and to continuously do these dynamic exercises. Grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Page 6
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Today, Reesa is going to go over page 6, the Expression Etudes in the Rubank Intermediate Method book for flute. In this lesson, we are really focusing on studies in expression - controlling our dynamics. This is a tough thing to learn, so you'll want to make sure you practice this on your own and to continuously do these dynamic exercises. Grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Development Of Technic
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Today, Reesa is going to go over page 7, Daily Studies For The Development of Technic in the Rubank Intermediate Method book for flute. In this lesson, we are really focusing on clean sound and breathing. To get the most out of these exercises and really improve on your technic, you are supposed to do each exercise every day. Start slowly and each day, go faster by 1bpm. Today, we're going to go over the exercises and speed them up just so we get a feel and know where to set goals. Grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Studies In G Major
Page 8
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Today, Reesa is going to go over page 8, Studies In G Major in the Rubank Intermediate Method book for flute. In this lesson, we are going to focus on clean sound and breathing. To get the most out of these exercises, you'll need to come back to these and gradually work faster. Grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Performance Piece
Summer Evening Part 1
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Today, Reesa is going to go over Summer Evening Part 1 from the Rubank Intermediate Method book for flute (page 9). This is a really nice duet that has so much potential to really put your emotion into it. Grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Summer Evening Part 2
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Today, Reesa is going to go over Summer Evening Part 2 from the Rubank Intermediate Method book for flute (page 9). This is a really nice duet that has so much potential to really put your emotion into it. Grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Articulation Studies
Page 10
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Today, Reesa is going to teach us Staccato Studies from the Rubank Intermediate Method book for flute (page 10). The staccato is the dot ABOVE the note and it tells us to shorten the note. In this lesson, we're going to practice the staccato on quarter notes and eighth notes. Grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Page 11
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Today, Reesa is going to teach us Articulation Studies from the Rubank Intermediate Method book for flute (page 11). These articulations can be tough between switching around from slurs to staccatos. Grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Page 12
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Today, Reesa is going to teach from the Rubank Intermediate Method Page 2, including the F Major Studies, the Country Dance, and the Technical Etudes. In this lesson, we're going to review the F Major key signature. They studies will feel pretty familiar. The Country Dance, we review the staccato. and Technical Etudes really make us think about accidentals and transitioning between notes.

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Page 13
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Today, Reesa is going to teach from the Rubank Intermediate Method Page 13, Accents. In this lesson, we're going to what accents are and how to play them. So grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Syncopation
Page 14
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Today, Reesa is going to teach from the Rubank Intermediate Method Page 14, Syncopation. In this lesson, we're going to work on syncopation rhythm (main beat is on the off beat) and how to play them. So grab your flute and come practice with me!

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6/8 Rhythm
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Today, Reesa is going to teach from the Rubank Intermediate Method Page 15, 6/8 Rhythm. In this lesson, we're going to work on 6/8 time signatures So grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Major & Minor
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Today, Reesa is going to teach from the Rubank Intermediate Method Page 16, B flat Major Studies. In this lesson, we're going to just practice in the key of B♭ and practice some rhythms. Reesa tells us how to double tongue too, so grab your flute and come practice with me!

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BONUS - Is It Major Or Minor?
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Ms. Reesa is going to walk us through one easy trick to determine if a song is major or minor by looking at just the sheet music. Now keep in mind, it's a little more complex if you're looking at sheet music, but you want to look at the melody line. The melody line tells you everything you need to know when determining if a song is major or minor.

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Page 17
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Today, we dive into the Rubank Intermediate Method for flute page 17, Major and Minor Keys in Thirds. It might get a bit tricky, especially in the higher registers, but we'll tackle it together. We'll explore high G, G sharp, A, and B. Take your time and use ear protection for those high notes.

Throughout the lesson, we'll emphasize the importance of mastering these exercises, even if they're challenging. Slow down, speed up, and practice in chunks to build your skills.

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Triplet Studies
Page 18
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In today's lesson, we'll dive into the world of triplet studies as we explore page 18 of the Rubank Intermediate Method for flute. If you've ever wondered about the intricacies of playing in 6/8 and 2/4 time, you're in for a treat as we uncover how they can sound surprisingly similar, with the use of triplets, even though they're notated differently.

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Articulation Studies
Page 19
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Today, we're going to be working on the Articulation Studies in the Rubank Intermediate Method for flute (page 19). These rhythms get a little tricky between the eighth sixteenth combos and then the sixteenth eighth combos. Reesa does have a few tricks to getting these sorted out, such as using words instead of counts.

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Page 20
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Today on Musician's Addition, Reesa goes over the D Major Studies on page 20 from the Rubank Intermediate Method for flute. In this lesson, we work on the D Major key signature, arpeggios, and articulations.

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Dotted Eighth Notes
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In this session, Reesa guides you through Rubank Intermediate Method Dotted Eighth Note Studies on page 21, focusing on intricate articulations and dotted eighth note studies.

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Major & Minor
Page 22
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Today, we're working on the Major And Minor Keys In Thirds (page 22) from the Rubank Intermediate Method for Flute. There are some HARD things in this lesson. Aside from working on the challenges, this is an important one to come back to, as the pattern of thirds, whether major or minor, is used a lot in music. The really high registers are also a big challenge! So we simplified it in this lesson. When you practice on your own, take your time, break it down, and gradually speed it up and put the piece together as a whole.

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Page 23
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In this lesson, we're going to be looking at the E Flat Major Studies from the Rubank Intermediate Method For Flute. The good news is the E flat major key signature isn't too challenging. Some of the tricky areas will be certain transitions, articulations, and intervals in the higher register - particularly from high E Flat to G. But not to worry, we're going to work all that out, so grab your flute and come practice with me!

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Performance Piece
Sharpshooters' March Part 3
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In this video, Reesa breaks down Sharpshooter's March Part 3 from the Rubank Intermediate Method, starting with its key signature of three flats, indicating E-flat major. With a 2/4 time signature, this piece moves at a lively pace, offering a fun trio.

We explore the piece's structure, highlighting areas with potential challenges, such as the rhythmic nuances and dynamics. While there are no accidentals, attention to detail in articulation and dynamics is crucial for a vibrant performance.

Throughout the tutorial, we share insights into interpreting the dynamics and articulations, encouraging creativity in expressing the music. We also discuss playing as a trio, focusing on synchronization and musicality.

Join me as we practice together, working on accuracy, dynamics, and overall musicality in this energetic piece. Whether you're preparing for a performance or simply honing your skills, this tutorial will help you master "Sharp Shooters March" part 3 and enhance your flute playing.

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Sharpshooters' March Part 2
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In this lesson, Reesa goes over Sharpshooters' March Part 2 from the Rubank Intermediate Method For Flute. Part 2 isn't overly challenging, just watch those accidentals!

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Sharpshooters' March Pt 1
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In this Practice with Me session for flute, join our teacher Reesa as she guides us through Sharpshooters' March (Part 1) from the Rubank Intermediate Method. We're on page 24 and ready to dive into this exciting piece.

In this lesson, we'll explore the Key signature and time signature basics, Identifying and tackling accidentals, Navigating rhythms and articulations, Playing with dynamics and expression, Sight-reading, and performance tips.

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Technique
Major and Minor Keys in Thirds
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Join Reesa, your dedicated flute instructor, as we dive into the Rubank Intermediate Method for flute. Today's lesson focuses on page 25, exploring major and minor keys in thirds. Prepare for some high notes and challenging trills that will enhance your playing skills! We're going to be taking some time focusing on high A, Bflat, and C and switching back and forth between them.

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A Major Studies
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In today's video, your flute instructor Reesa guides you through an engaging session focusing on the A major studies from the Rubank Intermediate Method for flute. We're diving into page 26 today, where mastering high registers and sharp notes will challenge and improve your skills.

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Chromatic Studies
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In this session, we're diving into the Rubank Intermediate Method for Flute, specifically focusing on chromatic studies found on page 27. This practice is perfect for anyone working on pieces with chromatic passages, such as "Flight of the Bumblebee."

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A Flat Major Studies
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Today, we're diving into the A-flat major studies from the Rubank Intermediate Method for flute, page 28. In this session, we'll be exploring higher registers, so don't forget to protect your ears. We start by reviewing the A-flat major key signature, which includes B-flat, E-flat, A-flat, and D-flat. Pay special attention to those D-flats as we proceed through the exercises.

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Page 29 - Major And Minor Keys In Thirds
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Today, we dive into the Rubank Intermediate Method for Flute, focusing on major and minor keys in thirds from page 29. Understanding thirds is crucial for mastering patterns in music and improvisation. We'll go through each exercise slowly, speeding up with metronome practice to ensure you get comfortable with each piece. Remember, practice makes perfect, so take your time and work on those tricky spots.

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About the course

In this course, we're going to be working on trickier rhythms, higher registers, trills, and take our skills to the next level. 

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About the teacher

Reesa Myers

Flute & Alto Sax Instructor

Reesa has been playing flute since 1998 & alto saxophone since 2003. She's attended many band camps, all state honor bands, and had a full ride to CSU-Pueblo. Now she's passionate about making music education more accessible. 

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