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with Cornell Kinderknecht
Fine-tuning Songs and Improvisations

    MULTI-WEEK Course    
Fine-tuning Songs and Improvisations

A four-session online course through Zoom
Saturdays, August 22 - September 19, 2020, 2:00 - 3:30pm CDT Note: no gathering on September 5

Space limited to 12 persons. This is a followup course to the Creating Songs course and is also open to those who've had some experience creating creating simple song structures around melodic ideas, like AB, ABA, etc. or improvising around those structures.

• Development of ideas into songs, expanding upon techniques from the Creating Songs course
• Expand upon our melodic patterns
• Add shape and direction to our songs through tension and release
• Examine the role of meter and rhythm in our phrases

This class is open to those who have taken the course Creating Songs with Cornell and also others who have some experience creating simple song structures, like AB, ABA, etc. or improvising around those structures. The main focus will be with Native flute but other world flutes are welcome.

Fee: $110, includes all 4 classes and printed class materials.

 
Learn Native Flute Level 2, 4-session course with Cornell Kidnerknecht

    MULTI-WEEK Course    
Learn Native Flute - Level 2

A four-session online course through Zoom
• Tuesdays, September 8 - 29, 2020, 7:30 - 9:00pm CDT

Space limited to 12 persons.

Learn Native Flute Level 2: Finding Your Song Continue your musical exploration with the Native American style flute. Fine-tune your skills and experience the true joy of making music.

This is the follow up class to Getting Started with Native Flute - Level 1: Finding the Voice Within (either the in-person or online course). It's also open to students who have some basic experience with the Native flute.

In this four-session online course we continue building skills on this beautiful, haunting, meditative, exciting instrument, including:
• Expanding use of embellishments / ornaments
• Creating songs and improvisation
• Using notes from the extended scale
• Understanding flute tablature and notation systems

Course fee includes four weekly classes. A native flute is NOT provided (contact Cornell for info to if you need a Native flute, key of A-minor recommended for this course).

Fee: $110, includes all 4 classes and printed class materials.

 

Finger Workout workshop for Native Flute with Cornell Kinderknecht

Finger Workout workshop for Native Flute

An single-session online workshop through Zoom. Next offering of this workshop TBA.

Limited to 12 persons. Improve accuracy, smoothness and speed in your playing. We'll look at common fingering problems and work with exercises and patterns to clean up our playing and help us move to that next level.

This workshop is for all levels of Native flute players.

Fee: $30

 
Finding Inspiration for Native Flute and other world flutes, 4-session course with Cornell Kidnerknecht

Finding Inspiration for Native Flute & Other World Flutes

A single-session online workshop through Zoom. Next offering of this workshop TBA.

Space limited to 12 persons. Recharge your flute playing with fresh ideas and techniques. Find inspiration around you (in nature, in your work, in your relationships) to move past plateaus in your playing or to create beautiful improvisations.

This 90-minute online workshop through Zoom is intended for players of all levels. Native flute and other world flutes are welcome.

Fee: $30

 
Creating Songs for Native Flute and Other World Flutes, 4-session course with Cornell Kidnerknecht

    MULTI-WEEK Course    
Creating Songs for Native Flute & Other World Flutes

A four-session online course through Zoom
Next offering of this workshop TBA.

Space limited to 12 persons. Develop our musical ideas into songs. Play with direction and flow when improvising. Work with songwriting and song structure basics as well as unique and fun ways to come up with melodies. The ability to read music is not required for this course but it is helpful to have some experience with tablature, numbering or notation systems.

This class is open to those with some basic playing experience. The main focus will be with Native flute but other world flutes are welcome.

Fee: $110, includes all 4 classes and printed class materials.

 
Getting Started with Native Flute, 4-session course with Cornell Kidnerknecht

    MULTI-WEEK Course    
Getting Started with Native Flute - Level 1

A four-session online course through Zoom
Next offering of this workshop TBA.

Space limited to 12 persons.

Level 1: Finding the Voice Within Find the music and the joy within yourself through the Native American Style flute. Go from the basics to creating your own music in this 4-week online interactive class. No previous musical experience is required.

In this four-session online course we will explore aspects of this beautiful, haunting, meditative, exciting instrument and its music, including:
• Basic scale patterns and techniques
• Special effects and embellishments
• Creating your own music
• History and culture of the Native flute

Course fee includes four weekly classes. A native flute is NOT provided (contact Cornell for info to if you need a Native flute, key of A-minor recommended for this course).

Fee: $110, includes all 4 classes and printed class materials.

 
Exploring Breath and Sound with Native Flute with Cornell Kinderknecht

Exploring Breath and Sound with Native Flute

A single-session online workshop. Next offering of this workshop TBA.

Our breath is the foundation to the beauty in the sound of the Native flute. This workshop will focus on two complementary aspects: 1) how to use our breath more effectively and with ease in our flute playing; 2) how we can use our flute playing to help calm ourselves and to be able to breathe more freely with ease.

This workshop is for all levels of Native flute players (other types of flute welcome too).

Fee: $30

 
Ornaments and Embellishments for Native Flute, 3-session course with Cornell Kidnerknecht

    MULTI-WEEK Course    
Ornaments and Embellishments for Native Flute

A three-session course. Next offering of this course TBA.

Space limited to 12 persons. Ornaments and embellishments are at the heart of the unique style of the Native flute. Pop, bark, yip, do-it, slide, what-have-you... In this multi-week course, we'll look at the common embellishments used with the flute, how to play them and create our own, and how to find our own personal style.

This course is for those with some basic experience with the flute and beyond.

Fee: $85, includes all 3 classes and printed class materials.

 
Alternate Scales for Native Flute, 4-session course with Cornell Kidnerknecht

    MULTI-WEEK Course    
Alternate Scales for Native Flute

A four-session course. Next offering of this course TBA.

Space limited to 12 persons. Learn additional scales that are possible on the Native flute. Meets once a week for 4 weeks. We'll work with multiple scales each week, finding how each is unique, how to use them stylistically, and learn songs with each scale.

Fee: $110, includes all 4 classes and printed class materials.

 
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