Band: Wind Symphony

Prerequisites

  • Ability to produce a good basic tone with breath support.
  • Ability to perform basic articulations including clean attacks, staccato, legato, slur.
  • Ability to perform basic fingerings for the instrument for a 2 octave range. Flutes should know all fingerings through 3rd octave G.
  • Ability to use basic dynamics including f and p.
  • Ability to demonstrate a basic awareness of intonation.
  • Ability to comfortably play in a basic range of the instrument (at least 1 1/2 octaves)
  • Ability to maintain a steady inner pulse.
  • Ability to perform basic rhythms including whole, half, quarter, eighth, and some sixteenth note patterns.
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, and cut time meters, and familiarity with 6/8 meter.
  • Ability to perform any two scales, at any tempo, in a one octave range.