[Video Transcript:]Hi everyone my name is Liz and today I’m going to be giving you some practice tips on how to play ‘Taurus’ from the grade 3 Australian Music Examinations Board flute syllabus which is list A number 5.. I will play the piece first and then I’ll go through the practice tips.
So the first tip I want to go through is how to break up this piece into different sections so you can master one bit at a time. The first section I see is from bar 1 to 13 and then in bar 13 is kind of like a development so I see that as section 2 is 13 to around bar 24 and then 25 to the end is section 3.
Now the first thing to do before trying to convert this into a swing feel is just to learn the notes in a straight fashion so for example, I would also put on a metronome probably just to to keep the beat really steady and then when you’ve learned the notes in a steady way like that, then you can start practicing the swing.
Now, the swing is where we elongate the first quaver of each quaver group and shorten the second quaver so for example if these were straight quavers these on a D and now we’re going to turn that into a swing [Music] so whenever you see two quaver groups in this piece that’s you’re going to turn that into that swing feel.
The next area i want to cover which I have found as I’ve taught students this piece is bar 21 and just combining that articulation with the swing feel. So again, you can take it back and learn it really simply first without the articulation and without the swing so so you’ll notice that actually becomes a lot more simple when you take out the elements of the swing and the articulation and then once you’ve learned those notes you can just add in the articulation only so [Music] and then when that’s secure you add in the swing and you can always just practice the swing in this passage without the articulation as well.
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