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Kenneth Chia's Beginner Flute Course
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Kenneth Chia's Beginner Flute Course

Kenneth Chia, a veteran flute instructor with over 25 years of experience teaching at all levels, guides you through his comprehensive Soundslice course containing 231 slices that will give you a firm foundation in basic flute playing.
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Hello, and welcome to Kenneth Chia's Guide to beginner flute! This is a comprehensive course featuring 231 slices, each a stepping stone to a firm foundation in beginner Classical flute performance. Read full description…

Hello, and welcome to Kenneth Chia's Guide to beginner flute! This is a comprehensive course featuring 231 slices, each a stepping stone to a firm foundation in beginner Classical flute performance.

As a beginner flutist, by the end of this course you will be able to:
- Learn the proper way to set up your flute and produce a good tone.
- Learn the secret to holding the flute without strain to your fingers
- Learn the proper way to sit and stand with the flute
- Simple breathing exercises to help the quickness and deepness of your breaths.
- Play all notes from low D up to high A-flat. (there's a fingering chart in Files area for notes outside this range)
- Confidently play in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, and 3/8 time signatures
- Play with accurate rhythms, aided by Kodaly syllables
- Handle key signatures up to 4 sharps and 4 flats
- and most of all, have FUN with the success of learning the art of playing the flute with a veteran teacher with over 25 years experience teaching to all levels!

This beginner flute course is also excellent for Piccolo as well!

Mr. Kenneth Chia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Flute Performance from Carnegie Mellon University ('98) under Julius Baker, and a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Indiana University - Bloomington ('00) under Thomas Robertello. A veteran flute studio teacher and performer from New York City, Mr. Chia is now teaching in face-to-face and online lessons from the island paradise of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Full course

Full course is 158 minutes across 231 parts
Lesson 0: The Beginning
Lesson 0-1 Introduction to the Course
Lesson 0-2 Flute Anatomy and Our First Sounds
Lesson 0-3 Putting the Flute Together
Lesson 0-4 Holding and Balancing the Flute Properly
Lesson 0-5 How to sit and stand properly while playing the flute
Lesson 0-6 Breathing Exercises
Lesson 1: Whole Notes - Whole Rests
Lesson 1 Preparation
Lesson 1-1
Lesson 1-2
Lesson 1-3
Lesson 1-4
Lesson 1-5
Lesson 1-6
Lesson 1-7
Lesson 1-8
Lesson 1-9
Lesson 2: Half Notes - Half Rests
Lesson 2 Preparation
Lesson 2-1
Lesson 2-2
Lesson 2-3
Lesson 2-4
Lesson 2-5
Lesson 2-6
Lesson 2-7 - Melody
Lesson 2-8 - Counting Study
Lesson 3: Quarter Notes - Quarter Rests
Lesson 3 Preparation
Lesson 3-1
Lesson 3-2
Lesson 3-3 - Melody
Lesson 3-4
Lesson 3-5 - In Waltz Time
Lesson 3-6 - Waltz Melody
Lesson 4 - New Notes - Rhythmic Studies
Lesson 4 Preparation
Lesson 4-1 - Dotted Half Notes (I)
Lesson 4-2 - Dotted Half Notes (II)
Lesson 4-3 - Dotted Half Notes (III)
Lesson 4-4 - Interval Study
Lesson 4-5 - Extending the Range
Lesson 4-6 - First Duet
Lesson 4-7 Lightly Row
Lesson 4-8 - Study in Thirds
Lesson 5: Development
Lesson 5-1
Lesson 5-2
Lesson 5-3
Lesson 5-4 - Melody
Lesson 5-5 - Melody in 3/4
Lesson 5-6 - Good Night, Ladies
Lesson 6: High Note Study
Lesson 6 Preparation
Lesson 6-1
Lesson 6-2 - C-Major Chord
Lesson 6-3 - C-Major Chord
Lesson 6-4 - C-Major Scale
Lesson 6-5 - C-Major in Thirds
Lesson 6-6
Lesson 6-7 - Chord Study
Lesson 7: F-Major Studies
Lesson 7 Preparation
Lesson 7-1
Lesson 7-2 - F Major Chord
Lesson 7-3
Lesson 7-4 - F Major Scale
Lesson 7-5 - Melody in F Major
Lesson 7-6 - Duet in F-Major
Lesson 8: Eighth Note Studies
Lesson 8 Preparation
Lesson 8-1
Lesson 8-2
Lesson 8-3 - Long Long Ago - Key of C
Lesson 8-4 - Long Long Ago - Key of F
Lesson 8-5 - Folk Song
Lesson 8-6 - Technical Study
Lesson 9: Dotted Quarter Notes
Lesson 9 Preparation
Lesson 9-1 - Bb Major Chord
Lesson 9-2 - Bb Major Scale
Lesson 9-3
Lesson 9-4 - Dotted Quarter Notes (1)
Lesson 9-5 - Dotted Quarter Notes (2)
Lesson 9-6 - America in Bb
Lesson 9-7
Lesson 9-8
Lesson 10: G Major Studies
Lesson 10 Preparation
Lesson 10-1
Lesson 10-2
Lesson 10-3
Lesson 10-4
Lesson 10-5
Lesson 11: Development
Lesson 11-1 Eighth Rest Studies (1)
Lesson 11-2 Eighth Rest Studies (2)
Lesson 11-3 Eighth Rest Studies (3)
Lesson 11-4 Technical Studies
Lesson 11-5
Lesson 11-6 - Staccato Melody
Lesson 12
Lesson 12 Preparation
Lesson 12-1 Silent Night
Lesson 12-2 - O Come, All Ye Faithful
Lesson 12-3 - The First Noel
Lesson 13: D-Major Studies
Lesson 13 Preparation
Lesson 13-1
Lesson 13-2
Lesson 13-3 - Melody in D-Major
Lesson 13-4 - Chord Studies
Lesson 13-5
Lesson 13-6 - Blue Bells of Scotland
Lesson 14: Slurs
Lesson 14 Preparation
Lesson 14-1
Lesson 14-2
Lesson 14-3
Lesson 14-4
Lesson 15: Rhythmic Studies
Lesson 15-1
Lesson 15-2
Lesson 15-3
Lesson 15-4
Lesson 16: Counting Studies
Lesson 16-1
Lesson 16-2
Lesson 16-3
Lesson 16-4 Duo Plaisir
Lesson 17: Alla Breve
Lesson 17 Preparation
Lesson 17-1
Lesson 17-2
Lesson 17-3
Lesson 17-4
Lesson 17-5
Lesson 18: Minor Scale Studies
Lesson 18-1
Lesson 18-2
Lesson 18-3
Lesson 18-4
Lesson 18-5
Lesson 18-6
Lesson 18-7
Lesson 18-8
Lesson 18-9
Lesson 19: 6/8 Rhythms
Lesson 19 Preparation
Lesson 19-1
Lesson 19-2
Lesson 19-3
Lesson 19-4
Lesson 19-5
Lesson 19-6
Lesson 20: Eb Major Studies
Lesson 20 Preparation
Lesson 20-1
Lesson 20-2
Lesson 20-3
Lesson 20-4
Lesson 20-5
Lesson 20-6
Lesson 21: Rhythmic Studies
Lesson 21-1
Lesson 21-2
Lesson 21-3
Lesson 22: Sixteenth Notes
Lesson 22 Preparation
Lesson 22-1
Lesson 22-2
Lesson 22-3
Lesson 22-4
Lesson 22-5
Lesson 22-6
Lesson 23: Sixteenth Note Studies
Lesson 23-1
Lesson 23-2
Lesson 23-3
Lesson 23-4
Lesson 24: Dotted Eighth Notes
Lesson 24 Preparation
Lesson 24-1
Lesson 24-2
Lesson 24-3
Lesson 24-4
Lesson 24-5
Lesson 24-6
Lesson 24-7 Joy to the World
Lesson 25: Triplet Studies and Trills
Lesson 25 Preparation - Triplets
Lesson 25 Preparation - Trills
Lesson 25-1
Lesson 25-2
Lesson 25-3
Lesson 25-4
Lesson 25-5
Lesson 25-6
Lesson 26: Syncopation
Lesson 26 Preparation
Lesson 26-1
Lesson 26-2
Lesson 26-3
Lesson 26-4
Lesson 27: Reading Development
Lesson 27 Preparation
Lesson 27-1
Lesson 27-2 - Ballet Scene Duet
Lesson 28: d-minor studies
Lesson 28-1
Lesson 28-2
Lesson 28-3
Lesson 28-4
Lesson 28-5
Lesson 29: A-Major/f#-minor Studies
Lesson 29 Preparation
Lesson 29-1
Lesson 29-2
Lesson 29-3
Lesson 29-4
Lesson 29-5
Lesson 29-6
Lesson 30: Articulations
Lesson 30-1
Lesson 30-2
Lesson 31: Rhythmic Chord Studies
Lesson 31-1
Lesson 31-2
Lesson 31-3
Lesson 31-4
Lesson 31-5
Lesson 32: Chromatic Scale Studies
Lesson 32 Preparation
Lesson 32-1
Lesson 32-2
Lesson 32-3
Lesson 32-4
Lesson 32-5
Lesson 33: Rhythm Studies
Lesson 33-1
Lesson 33-2
Lesson 33-3
Lesson 34: Ab-Major Studies
Lesson 34 Preparation
Lesson 34-1
Lesson 34-2
Lesson 34-3
Lesson 34-4
Lesson 34-5
Lesson 35: Rhythmic Variety Studies
Lesson 35-1
Lesson 35-2
Lesson 35-3
Lesson 36
Lesson 36 Preparation
Lesson 36-1 Petite Duet
Lesson 37: E-Major Studies
Lesson 37 Preparation
Lesson 37-1
Lesson 37-2
Lesson 37-3
Lesson 37-4
Lesson 38
Lesson 38-1
Lesson 38-2
Lesson 38-3
Lesson 39
Lesson 39 Preparation
Lesson 39-1
Lesson 39-2

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@KennethChia · Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kenneth Chia is a flutist from New York who now lives in beautiful Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master's Degree from Indiana University in Music. He manages Tuning Fork Music in KK.

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