Music lessons on the Fife for younger childrenrhythm + pitch = melody bucket for drumming

DISAX a.k.a Diane Atkinson _ First Fife Tutor

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Diane Atkinson: First Fife

Yamaha FifeFirst Fife...simple songs to play on the Fife written by Diane Atkinson

An introductory course of simple songs to play on the Fife.

 

Designed for pupils not yet big enough to play Flute

For each new note there is a lesson video, which shows how to hold and play that note.  This is followed by a simple song to sing, then play.  There are demonstrations and step by step guides.

 

There are additional songs for some notes where the lesson topic is pulse, rhythm or notation.

 

Each song has a separate Play-Along video for when the lesson material is no longer required.

 

Simple notation is introduced (more so if you are using the First Fife Book and/or Flashcards).

 

Some videos are still to be uploaded but all song sheets and accompaniments are available via e-mail  Please contact diane@disax.org.uk to request a copy .   There are sample extracts below.

First Fife Playlist on YouTube

Click Here to go to the First Fife Playlist on YouTube

Butterfly, Flutter-by, breathe in Boo!First Fife Lesson VideosHolding the FifeMaking a Sound:

Holding the Fife:

Making a Sound:

The note B & Blues on BThe note A & Funky 4

The note B & Blues on B: Step by step guide through video and diagram.  Learn your first piece (with accompaniment)

The note A & Funky 4: Step by step guide to plaything note A.  Introduces simple sound and silence rhythms.

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Pulse on A & Astronaut: What is pulse?  Learn the piece Astronaut

B and A together : Revise how to play B and A , learn to play the piece Bananas and Apples which has improvisation space.

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The note G & Groovin’ on G : Step by step guide through video and diagram.  Plenty of improvisation space

A and G together: Revise how to play A and G, Learn the piece Animals on Parade .  This uses quavers or eighth notes

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The note C: Step by step guide through video and diagram.  Learn the song A is for an Acorn

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The note F part 1: Step by step guide through video and diagram. 

The Last Dance: Learn the piece which uses all notes and rhythms learnt so far

First Fife Play-AlongBlues on B
funky 4 for Fife by Diane Atkinson

Blues on B

Funky 4

Astronaut

Bananas and Apples

Groovin’ on G

We can all play a waltz, it is in three
123 123 just wait and see
So dance quick quick slow, Dance quick quick slow
We can all play a waltz, it is in three

Animals on Parade

A is for an acorn
growing on the tree.
If we play just one note higher
We will play a B


B is for the butterfly
flitting ‘round the tree.
If we play just one note higher
We will play a C


C is for the clever cat
who played three notes today.
Go down one note back to B
And down again to A

A is for an Acorn

Play a Waltz

Animals On Parade

Samples from First Fife course

Contact details for Diane ATkinson who lives between Cheltenham and GloucesterYou Tube Link

The note F part 2:

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scroll further down for Play-Along videos