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This 115-page award-winning manual explains the basic teaching concepts to be used with the Blocki Flute Method Student Book I. (The Blocki Flute Method Book I is an award-winning method designed to give the beginner an excellent foundation in beautiful tone, embouchure flexibility, rhythm and technique. This comprehensive and step-by-step approach was written to ensure success and also includes theory and composition projects.)
Instructions of how to use the Pneumo Pro with beginning students, and how to incorporate the five-note patterns into the main body of the method book are included. The Blocki Flute Method’s unique approach to teaching Five-Note patterns has proven to consistently help even the youngest students develop exceptional technical abilities. Five-note patterns are used as the foundation for teaching new notes, technique, moving between beat levels, simple transposition and fun and easy ear training.
The method is designed so students can play in both octaves without having to read the notes in both octaves. This is an incredibly important aspect of teaching beginners. Teaching flute is not like teaching trumpet in which the high notes are more difficult. High notes become difficult when students only play in the low and middle octaves for as much as one year. The students then have trouble with embouchure flexibility, and the ability to form a smaller lip opening.
Because of the combination of a systematic approach to note reading, fun composition projects, fun ear training games, and basic theory, this book is also an excellent supplementary book for Suzuki teachers.
Page-by-page instructions correlate with each section in the student book. This is also an exceptional text for university woodwind techniques classes, especially when used in combination with the Pneumo Pro/ DVD kit.