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A beginning method book written, arranged, and recorded by Mizzy McCaskill and Donna Gilliam.
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 downloadable online audio 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 online audio will generate student interest from the very beginning. Practice loops will encourage students to learn through repetition. The First Lessons audio 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, turn on the First Lessons audio and have fun while you learn to play.• Easy method for beginning players.• Progressive, step-by-step introduction to fundamentals.• Online audio & video available for download.