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Songs of the Nations: American Indian Music Adapted for the Native American Flute

American Indian Music Adapted for the Native American Flute

By Jim Mayhew

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Songs of the Nations: American Indian Music Adapted for the Native American Flute (American Indian Music Adapted for the Native American Flute). Composed by Jim Mayhew. For Native American Flute. Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. Multiple Levels. Book/CD Set. 104 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.30060BCD).

ISBN 9780786684304. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This book with accompanying audio is a detailed guide to learning how to play these songs on the Native American flute. Delve into a deeper understanding of the Native American flute with this unique collection of songs specifically tailored for this beautiful instrument. American Indian music from several Nations (Cheyenne, Lakota, Papago, Ojibwa and many more) has been adapted to the Nakai TAB system and presented for your enjoyment and musical development. These songs of the hunt and home, songs of love and war will increase your appreciation for the richness and diversity of American Indian culture. The music in this collection ranges from easy to very challenging and will improve your skills on this fascinating instrument.

  • Chippewa 
  • Little Plover 
  • Flute Melody 
  • Love Song #2 
  • When I Think of Him (Her) 
  • I Am Thinking of Her 
  • Come, Let Us Sing 
  • Go With Me 
  • Song of an Ambitious Mother 
  • Why Should I Be Jealous 
  • My Love Must Be Sorrowful 
  • Weeping For My Love 
  • Do Not Weep 
  • In Her Canoe 
  • He Is Gone 
  • Lullaby 

  • Menominee 
  • Flute Melody #1 
  • Flute Melody #2 
  • Love Song - A 
  • Love Song - B 
  • Love Song - D 
  • Love Song - C 
  • Lullaby - B 
  • My Tapping Stick 
  • You Are Struggling 
  • The Slender-Legged Animals 
  • I Will See A Bear 
  • Mocassin Game Song - A 
  • Song of the Beggar's Dance 
  • War Song Concerning the Owls 
  • Song of Protection During the Civil War 
  • Song Concerning a Captive Woman 

  • Northern Cheyenne 
  • Song of the Chief Dance 
  • Song Addressed to Eagle Nest 
  • Hand Game Song 
  • Singing for that Bean 
  • Looking For My Horses 
  • Going Toward That Paint 
  • We Cannot Turn Back 
  • A Hard Road 
  • He Has Gone 
  • The Stones Endure (Old War Song) 
  • Badger Medicine Song 
  • Grandfather Helps Me Heal 
  • Song for Treating Sick Babies 

  • Arapaho 
  • On My Enemies Ground 
  • Song of War Dance (Yellow Horse) 
  • Song of The Gift Dance 
  • WWI War Song (Yellow Horse) 

  • Lakota 
  • Swift Dog's Love Song 
  • Blue Cloud's Love Song 
  • Come 
  • Song of the Maiden's Leap 
  • Owls Hooting 
  • The Sunrise 
  • Song of Healing 
  • An Appeal to the Bear 
  • Song of the Bear 
  • Horses I Am Bringing 
  • A Short Time 
  • Song in Honor of Gabriel Renville (Sisseton Chief) 
  • I Look for Him In Vain 
  • Song Concerning Sitting Crow 
  • Song of the Famine 
  • A Hard Time I Have 

  • Mandan/Hidatsa 
  • Buffalo Society Dance Song 
  • Buffalo Society Serenade - B 
  • Need I Be Afraid? 
  • Foolish Dog Society Serenade 
  • Song to the Raven 
  • Song of Derision 
  • Song of the Shell 
  • Gardening Song (Kill the Blackbirds) 
  • Song on the Roof of the Lodge 
  • I Cannot Sleep 
  • Old War Song 
  • War Song 
  • Song of the Black Eagle 
  • The Youngest Wife of the Chief 
  • My Lover is Dead 

  • Pawnee 
  • You Need Not Fear the Horse 
  • I Am Exalted Among the People 
  • Mother's Song for A Dead Baby 
  • Folk Tale Song B 
  • Song of the Strange Little Boy 
  • Song of Affection 
  • Women's War Song 
  • A Woman Welcomes the Warrior 
  • The Horse is Shouting 
  • Song for Returned Pawnee WWI Soldiers 
  • Brown Bear's Song (Crying Song) 
  • Father Gave Me a Pipe 

  • Choctaw 
  • Steal Partner Dance Song - B 
  • Steal Partner Dance Song - C 
  • Terrapin Dance Song - B 
  • Quail Dance Song 
  • Pleasure Dance Song 
  • Bullet Game Song - A 
  • Bullet Game Song - B 
  • Rabbit in the Garden 
  • A Dog Chases a Racoon 
  • Victory Song 

  • Seminole 
  • Friendship Song - C 
  • Friendship Song - D 
  • Buffalo Dance Song - B 
  • It Moves About As It Feeds 
  • Hunting Dance Song - F 
  • Hunting Dance Song - G 
  • Hunting Dance Song - I 
  • Hunting Dance Song - M 
  • Hunting Dance Song - N 
  • Hunting Dance Song - O 
  • Hunting Dance Song - Q 
  • Hunting Dance Song - S 
  • Hunting Dance Song - V 
  • The Unsuccessful Hunter - A 
  • Alligator Dance Song - B 
  • Possum Calls For Her Lost Baby 

  • Northern Ute 
  • Bear Dance Song - C 
  • Bear Dance Song - I 
  • Dance Faster (Dream Song) 
  • Hand Game Song - A 
  • Smoking Song - C 
  • Tea Dance Song - A 
  • Tea Dance Song - B 
  • Tea Dance Song - C (Part 2) 
  • Parade Song (G) 
  • Song Used in Treatment of Sick - K 
  • Dance Song - C 
  • On a Mountain, The Noise of the Wind 

  • Papago 
  • The World Would Burn Without the Rain 
  • Song of Brown Buzzard After Removing His Scalp 
  • Song Concerning the Black Snake 
  • The Rocks Are Making a Noise 
  • Four Fires on the Ground 
  • The Girls Are Approaching 
  • Terrible in its Power to Destroy 
  • Song of the Women By the Sea 
  • It Is Time to Pay Your Wager 
  • Little Girl, Come and Help Us Sing 
  • Brown Lizard 
  • Song of a Medicine Woman on Seeing That a Sick Person Will Die 
  • He Will Run Around the Salt Bed 
  • Song for Success in a Race 
  • The Man Who Has No Joy 
  • It Is the Woodpecker 

  • Zuni 
  • Pleasure Dance Song - A 
  • Pleasure Dance Song - B 
  • The Rain Is Coming 
  • At The Rainbow Spring - B 
  • The Rain Gods Speak 
  • Badger Woman Speaks 
  • Harvest Dance Song 
  • Comanche Dance Song 

  • Acoma 
  • Flower Dance Song 
  • Corn Plant, I Sing For You 
  • The Sun-Youth Has Risen in the East 
  • Hunter's Prayer Song 
  • Deer and Antelope Song 

  • Isleta 
  • Hunci Dance – Second Song 
  • War Song (C) 
  • 49 Dance Song 

  • Yuma and Yaqui 
  • Song of the Meadowlark and the Diver 
  • Song Concerning the Quail 
  • Dance of the Waterbug 
  • Song of the Blackbird - A 
  • Song of the Blackbird - B 
  • The Redbird Speaks 
  • The Redbird and His Shadow 
  • The Song of the Nighthawk 
  • The Wonder Boy (Miapa'khumi) Decides to Change His Name to Pa'kohan 
  • Song Concerning the Wild Cat 
  • White Cloud Demonstrates His Power 
  • The Sky is in Darkness 
  • Me'sipa Dies 
  • Coyote Seizes the Heart 
  • Sleep My Baby 

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