The Complete Guide to Songwriting for the Native American Style Flute, 2nd Ed.

Learn to play the Native American style flute
Everything you need for the NAF

 

The Complete Guide
to the Native American
Style Flute
Scott August

 

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The Complete Guide to the Native American Style Flute has everything you need for the Native American Style Flute. Clear and easy instruction for beginners to advanced players.

The new 2nd Edition will show you how to to buy and care for your first flute, explore its haunting scale, and learn the techniques to playing with confidence. Native American Music Award Winner Scott August's step-by-step instructions will have you playing your first notes in no time and on the path to creating your own music!

40% larger than the first edition. Includes brand new sections and completely updated information

Includes:

Buying Your First Flute
Master the Native American Style Flute Scale
Tablature for the NAF
Complete list of Embellishments and how to use them n
15 New Original songs with online recordings
Understanding basic rhythms
22 Alternate scales
Basic songwriting
Duets for the NAF
Easy exercises to improve your playing and strengthen your fingers
Get out of Ruts and Stay out of Them
Learn the Secrets of the Pros!
Includes 15 Original Songs


Topics Include:

INTRODUCTION TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN STYLE FLUTE

How the Native American Style Flute Works
Buying your First Flute
Introduction to the Native American Style Flute Scale

BEGINNING PLAYING TECHNIQUE

Playing your First Scale
Breath Control
Vibrato
The Harmony of the Native American Style Flute
Basic Rhythms

EMBELLISHMENTS: Complete Embellishments for the NAF

Taps and Cuts
Chirps
Grace Notes
Double Grace Notes
Turns
Leaps with Taps, Cuts and Chirps
Trills
Mordents
Appoggiatura
Acciaccatura
Tonguing
Vibrato
Articulation
Examples of how to use embellishments

22 ALTERNATE SCALES FOR THE NAF

Yu Diao, Minyo
Gong, Ryo
Man Gong Jue, Raga Malkauns
Pentatonic Mixolydian
Spanish Gypsy, Ahava Rabba
Byzantine
Batti Major, Raga Gambhiranata
Hirajoshi
Pentatonic Dorian and Locrain
Blues
and more...

15 ORIGINAL NEW SONGS FOR THE NAF

For all levels:
Beginners to Intermediate

EXERCISES: 24 Beginning to Intermediate Exercises

The Basic Scale
Trill Preparations
Scale Segments
Extreme Finger Training
Finger Isolations
Turns
Two Hole Leaps
Two and One Hole Leaps
Special FXs

SONG WRITING

The Basics of Song Writing
Melodic Shape
Cadence
Scale Weight
Composing Exercises
Developing a Melody
Form: The Building Blocks of Songs

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Reviews and Comments for
Kokopelli's Flute: The Complete Guide to the Anasazi Flute

"The Complete Guide to the Native American Style Flute is fantastic. Got my copy on Friday and have been busy with it all weekend. Read it cover to cover, Scott has done a really fine job. If I was a flute teacher, I'd make this a required reading."
-William B .

"It's a great book for practice and reference. I am learning a lot from it. Every flute player, novice or noted, should have and use this book."
-Mack R.

"The chapter on basic composition is worth the cost of the whole book. [August has] filled a missing niche in the existing method books. Well done"
-Peter R.

"I have learned more in the first 29 pages than I have in the last 3 years of having a flute. I'm looking forward to reading and learning from this book." -Lewis E

"I have been practicing the exercises in your book and my flute playing is rapidly improving!"
-Ed S.

"Just received my copy....it is awesome! Worth 5*****'s!" [5 Stars]
-Jane T.

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