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Learn Chaminade mm 15-30 Cécile Chaminade Flute Concertino in D Major Op 107

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Learn Chaminade mm 15-30 Cécile Chaminade
Flute Concertino in D Major Op 107 Hi I’m Dr. Angela McBrearty of DoctorFlute.com and today’s Practice with Me is the next 15 measures of Chaminade’s Concertino. So measure 15 or pickup into measure 16 through measure 30. Alright so right off we have a pickup into measure 16 And we have those little grace notes now that’s probably the trickiest thing to put in both there and it occurs again just 2 measures later we do the same thing except higher. Now I would suggest that you practice without those grace notes in. My fingers still wanted to do them. Practice without feel how the phrase should go without those. And then put those in and make sure that the grace notes don’t disturb the flow of that phrase. And but putting them right just a hair before the beat but doing them fast enough automatically gives the first beat of that triplet the accent that’s being asked for there. So, you don’t have to do anything extra to get that accent. But what I find is that often the grace notes are too slow. And it really changes the flow of the melody. It changes the rhythm so that you’re now slightly slower. And so you want to practice without those grace notes, then put them in and make sure that that flow is the same. Now the same thing with the next spot where they occur. And those grace notes are done with as if they were a trill. So, I’m going to use this key here to do the C to D grace note. Alright so, practice without it again. And then put it in. Alright those are those grace notes areas. Now those stringendo poco stringendo and what that means poco a little stringendo get a little faster. That’s always what we want to hear when we’re doing strings of 16th notes and sevens and eightses and… eightses? eights and elevens is a stringendo to get faster with them. But there really not bad. Now here’s where if you know your scales, you can do this. Scales are where it’s at. These are nothing but scales. So, if you don’t have your fingers down in the scale realm then I’d go back to your scales, practice scales and work on like just you can do a C scale with an F# and a C# for a part of it. And then you do a scale that has a Bb and an Eb even though they don’t always start on F# and C# of course is D but it’s not starting on a D or the Bb Eb is a Bb scale it’s not starting on Bb. But you should be able to play the scale no matter what note it starts on. Because just you say “well I could play a Bb scale. I could do that.” Sometimes just identifying the scale is half the battle and then you realize, “oh wait, it’s not so hard.” OK now once you know you scales, the problem with this whole area here which is all your 16th notes is that we don’t have even 4s to 6s to 7s or later on we have 7s and 11s towards the end of that area going up and 11 and we rush. OK because we’re playing with a piano or even just by yourself and you’re just rushing through them. So, here’s what I do with my student to teach that 7s aren’t as fast a you think. Even 11s aren’t. One way is just to count it. So, if I’m tapping… Buh duh dee dum dum dee dah dee dum dum dee dah dah dah dum. Alright that beat is somewhat close to my beat. Now I’m going to count to 4. 1-2-3-4 1-2-3-4 1-2-3-4 1-2-3-4 OK then next one is a 6. 1-2-3-4-5-6 1-2-3-4-5-6 1-2-3-4-5-6 1-2-3-4-5-6 OK now I’m going to go 4 into 6 1-2-3-4 1-2-3-4-5-6 1-2-3-4 1-2-3-4-5-6 1-2-3-4 1-2-3-4-5-6. Now I’m going to go into 7. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 And put your metronome on because you’ll vary the beat. I’m fighting not extending the beat for what I’m saying it’s easier. The metronome really keeps you honest. So, then you’re thinking. 1-2-3-4 1-2-3-4-5-6 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 1-2-3-4-5-6 1-2-3-4-1 It helps to just say it. Then when you put your fingers to it. I would tongue it. And it ends you have what three 7s in a row. So, you have a 6, three 7s and then a 6. So, when you tongue it you realize wow that’s not a fast as you think it’s going to be. It just helps you to establish what that beat is and that adding going from a 4 to a 6 to a 7 is not all of a sudden changing and making your fingers fly. If you can tongue it, you certainly can slur it. But, generally, everybody rushes. Now it might be really hard to count to 11. But you can try 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11. It’s just hard to get all the syllables in there. But that’s what I would try to do. Then the next thing if you feel like OK, I know how they fit into the beat. Now I need to work on the notes and make them even. I would break them up into 4s and 3s. So, and maybe all your different Taffanel
and Gaubert articulations. I’m just going to go down and work on with that 29, 28, 27, 26 the measure that has the 11s in it, measure 26. And I’m going to divide it into 4s and 3s. So, how would that work? How about if I slur groups of 4. Now I need to add a triplet into that 11. So, I can my 11s can be two 4s then a 3. Two 4s then a 3. And it’s preceded by a group of 8. So, now if I want to add articulations I can tongue 1 slur 3. Now that time I didn’t put a triplet in but that’s OK. It’s OK if I end up not in the right spot at the end. Because I’m just mixing it up so that my eyes and my fingers learn it in a totally new way. I can do slur 3 tongue 1 and then add the triplet. And yes changing that rhythm. It’s still going to help you figure out what that is. So, in this area the thing to work on is making your 5s to 6s to 4s to 11s all even, to not look at them as just these big lump of runs. But to look at it and say, “wait this is not as fast as I think it’s going to go.” To make sure that when you add your grace notes to those little measures there that they don’t distract from the melody that’s happening. And that by putting them on they automatically accent the notes that follow the grace notes. And then you’re ready to end with that nice glorious opening line again and now your’re ready for the piu animato. If you like this video press the like button, comment below, share it with your friends and subscribe. Learn Chaminade mm 15-30 Cécile Chaminade
Flute Concertino in D Major Op 107

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  1. kitty plays says:

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  2. mimett moutawakil says:

    Thanks

  3. Cynthia Lang says:

    You've inspired me to try some new ways to practice! Thanks. I enjoy your flute tips.

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