Best Start Music Lessons Flute: Get Ready For Band has been created especially for students who are beginning to learn the flute as part of a school band program, and particularly those students who are not receiving individual flute lessons. It is intended to be an integrative resource for the first flute lessons a beginner will receive.
Arguably the greatest challenge a beginner flute player faces is making a sound on the instrument. This challenge can be overcome by spending time developing a good sound on the head joint, and on a few simple notes, before rushing on to playing the band songs with the whole flute put together.
Get Ready For Band provides many and varied resources for use during lessons and at home. The initial focus is on exercises and activities to help a beginner make a sound on the flute. It then goes on to introduce what are arguably the easist notes to play on the flute, working up to the notes commonly used in band songs. A limited number of well known folk songs are used throughout to practise the notes learned - both playing the notes and reading the music. The same songs are repeated in various keys, and also high and low, so that the student systematically learns to play (and read) a large range of notes.
Five and eight note scales are introduced, as well as slurred octaves. These may eventually be used by teachers as warm ups.
An ideal complement to an instrumental music teacher’s library.
Best Start Music Lessons introduce foundational musical concepts and skills to the young beginner. As well as developing musical skills and competencies, these lessons aim to foster a love of music and music making.
A comprehensive system of learning in which the students are truly engaged ensures that musical concepts are thoroughly understood, develops a solid foundation of key skills, and provides the best musical start possible.
Flute: Get Ready For Band!
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First published in 2018 by Best Start Publishing
© Sarah Broughton Stalbow, 2018
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