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First Lessons Flute

By Mizzy McCaskill and Dona Gilliam

Flute - Beginning
Composed by Mizzy McCaskill and Dona Gilliam. Saddle-stitched, Methods. First Lessons. All Styles. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99824BCD).

Item Number: MB.99824BCD

ISBN 9780786618286. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Mel Bay's First Lessons Flute is an easy method for beginning players of all ages. From the first tones to a full two-octave chromatic scale, this book and CD will introduce the beginner progressively to the foundations of flute playing and musicianship. Proper assembly, playing position, and embouchure formation are carefully introduced along with simple songs and rudiments of music. Beginning players are taught a set of basic skills from which they can build performance technique. Lively rhythmic backgrounds on the accompanying CD will generate student interest from the very beginning. Practice loops will encourage students to learn through repetition. The First Lessons CD is perfect for use with group lessons and for energizing practice sessions from start to finish. Latin and jazz accompaniments make even the simplest exercises an enjoyable musical experience. Assemble your flute, pop the First Lessons CD into your player and have fun while you learn to play.
* Easy method for beginning players.
* Progressive, step-by-step introduction to fundamentals.
* Lively play-along CD.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2006-09-06 00:00:00.0 Why label flute music with chord names?

    There are a lot of good things about the sequence of materials in this book, but I found the inclusion of chord letters over the notes to be very annoying. My beginning students have enough trouble remembering the names of the notes without having the WRONG LETTER printed on the...

    music. A bottle of white-out may be the solution.

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