Music is one of the most important parts of any culture that exists in the world today. Some cultures focus on a single style or type of music, while others, like the United States there so many different genres of music. With so many different types of music available for one’s enjoyment, that also means that there is going to be a wide range of instruments that are used to make the music. For this article, we are going to be focussing on the flute.
The flute is not one of the most glamorous instruments, however, there are plenty of people who are interested in learning how to play it. In this article, we are looking to provide our readers with information that we came across while researching the flute and how one can learn to play it. While there are many different methods of learning how to play, today’s technology has made it much easier for anyone to learn on their own.
Self-teaching the flute online
We began our research for this article with a shortlist of ideas that we thought would be some really good ways for a person to teach themselves and to learn how to play a musical instrument like the flute. So, as we thought our shortlist did coincide with what our research results showed us. So, let’s get this party started and get on with it.
4 Methods on How to Learn Flute at Home by Yourself
1) Online Courses and Lessons
We found that most people gravitated toward websites that offered online training courses and lessons. These types of sites attract large numbers of people and they have amassed subscriber bases that number in the hundreds of thousands and some well into the millions. The two most popular of these websites are; Artistworks and Udemy.
- ARTISTWORKS - Jeffery Khaner Flute Lessons
Artistworks is a membership site that has developed an amazing amount of video-based lessons and self-paced training courses that cover the full spectrum of musical instruments. As a paid member you have full access to their extensive collection of video-based training courses. What really sets them apart is that they have a collection of thousands of professional-level musicians to create whole training collections.One of those professional flutists you will find in their database in a man named Jeffrey Khaner.
A little bit about Jeffrey Khaner, he is very well known as a flutist, he has been with a number of high-quality orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra. He is a graduate of the world-renowned music school Julliard School. Along with being a high-quality flutist, he is also a well-known composer as well.
The second website on our list also has an extensive database of training courses that cover a wide range of musical instruments. What makes them different is that Udemy is more like tradition college or university online. They put together countless courses that are taught by some of the music industry’s finest flutists.
One thing that sets Udemy apart is that they realize that one of the best ways to help students learn is to have the instructors they assign to each of their training courses are subject matter experts and frequently come from the top echelon of the music world. If you prefer to learn in a more structured environment then Udemy might be right up your alley.
2) Instructions from books and ebooks
When it comes to learning how to play a musical instrument like the flute one of the more popular ways that a person can use to teach themselves is using an instructional book. Looking online or visiting your local library you can find these books. You can also look online anywhere you normally find ebooks.
These types of books are jam-packed with all kinds of useful and easy to read and follow information. The really nice part of trying books or ebooks is that you don’t need to have a constant Internet connection to use an instructional book or ebook. This means you take your flute anywhere and as long as you have enough light to see, you can use them to teach yourself how to play the flute.
3) Online Flute Tutors
One of the best ways that you can find on the Internet to help you learn how to play the flute is to find a quality Tutor that offers face to face flute instruction online.
Search for local instructors online
The Internet is literally filled thousands and thousands of websites that are designed to help people find an instructor that can help them learn how to play the flute. Many of these websites are set up to offer strictly online tutoring. However, there are also websites that also offer search services for flute tutors that are offline as well.
The benefits of selecting an offline tutor are that you get one on one teaching either in their musical studio or they will come to your place. These types of websites have powerful search tools that make it really easy to find a local tutor in your area. For the websites that offer to help its users to find both online and offline tutors definitely presents the best of both worlds. They also provide their users with the most benefits.
4) Video Lessons on YouTube
With billions and billions of videos uploaded to its database, no other website has more kinds of videos for people to watch. With its extensive video library of videos that have been uploaded by ordinary people. All of these videos are free for anyone with Internet access to watch whenever they want to.
With so many videos covering everything you could ever want to learn about, it is highly likely that you will find a useful video for learning how to play the flute. There are thousands of video clips that have been uploaded from a wide range of people with varying amounts of musical skills who are looking to share their knowledge and love for the flute. With so many video clips in its database, YouTube is the largest repository of “How to” videos anywhere.
The best part about this method of learning how to play the flute is that it does not cost money to watch the videos. Another positive aspect of using YouTube videos to learn how to play the flute is that you can access the videos anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as long as you have Internet access. The only real cost associated with using a website like YouTube is what you have to pay for your Internet access.
Steps to Self-Taught Flute
We put together quite an extensive amount of information about ways to self-learn and self-teach yourself to play the flute. We covered a wide range of methods that all have their good points and bad points. We hope that all of this information that we brought to you which goes into detail about what the Internet has to offer people who are new to the flute and other musical instruments.
We covered websites like Udemy and Artistworks that represent the online training and teaching sites. We also included information on one to top websites (YouTube) that offers a massive amount of video clips that cover learning to play the flute. If you prefer learning from books and ebooks then you are in luck, there are several top-notch books and ebooks available. Last, but not least, online tutors. There are countless websites that are designed to bring a massive list of Tutors in its database.