The primary emphasis of this method book is developing the three essential concepts for learning to play the flute which are: 1) Learning the names of the notes on the music staff, 2) Learning the value of the notes and how to count them, and 3) Learning how to finger the notes on the flute. As new notes are introduced on the lines and spaces of the music staff, the note name, note value, method of counting, and fingering of the note on the flute is clearly illustrated. Each of the essential music elements is presented clearly and sequentially. Each presentation is followed by several exercises and original melodies that are specifically designed to develop reading ability, technique, and musicianship. Students will understand and develop each newly learned music concept as they progress from lesson to lesson. Every lesson builds on those that came before, giving students a chance to practice what they have learned and reinforcing skills that will be used over and over. The unique feature of this flute method book is that the lessons progress in a logical manner conducive to learning to play the flute.