This interactive course is designed for players of the Native flute who have basic through intermediate experience with the instrument. Attendees should be comfortable playing the basic scale and have some experience playing songs or improvising.
Continue your musical exploration beyond the basics with the Native American style flute. Develop your style in playing and improvisation through use of breath, ornamentation, finger techniques. Find ways to express your ideas through your instrument.
In this four-session course we continue building skills on this beautiful, haunting, meditative, exciting instrument, including:
- Expressing our ideas through our songs and improvisation
- Breath and phrasing
- Creative use of ornamentation
Important: A Native flute is NOT provided in the course fee. You will need to have a standard 6-hole pentatonic Native flute for this class. The key of A-minor is recommended. Contact Cornell for recommendations if you need to purchase a flute.
Cornell Kinderknecht is an award-winning World Flutes performing and recording artist as well as a teacher. In addition to his own solo albums, his work can be heard on numerous other artists’ recordings across many genres. He has a private studio of flute students in Dallas and is in demand as a performer and presenter at music workshops and festivals around the US. With his expertise, he provides practical interactive instruction while his light-hearted approach puts students at ease. Cornell is an Indian Summer Music Awards winner, an early rounds Grammy nominee and has twice been a Texas Music Awards nominee. He is currently the Director of the Pacific Northwest Native American Flute Gathering and music director of the Dallas Recorder Society.