Flute New Notes
Here are some notes from today’s lesson. Practice these patterns first as part of your daily warm-ups, then apply your understanding to “Let’s Take a Break.”
Your new (and old) notes:
New Note Fingerings: (Just like on your chart)
PLEASE USE YOUR ROUND THUMB KEY FOR ALL OF THESE NOTES, NOT THE LONG THUMB KEY YOU SEE IN THE PICTURES.
We will talk about the different thumb keys and when to use each of them later. All these notes, except B-flat, will sound the same no matter which thumb key you use, but for now, we will continue to use the round thumb key. Okay? Okay.
REMEMBER: All notes are natural unless it is noted in the key signature or if there is an accidental (flat, natural, or sharp). You have B-flat and E-flat in your key signature. What accidentals do you see above? A flat makes a note lower. A-flat is a “half-step” lower than A-natural. A sharp (#) makes a note higher by raising a natural note up a “half-step”. A natural sign cancels a flat or sharp. It raises a flat note and lowers a sharp note.
ENHARMONICS: Two notes that are spelled differently but sound the same. A-sharp and B-flat sound the same, but they are written differently on the staff.
(We’ll talk more about WHY this is necessary later)
Your B-flat Major and g minor patterns: