Step One: Play Flute
By Hal Archer
Published by Amsco Publications
Includes book and CD
“Master the basics as you step into the exciting world of playing the flute. A complete and proven method that includes over thirty classical and folk tunes to play and enjoy as you learn.”
So you've dreamed of playing the flute, but are a little afraid of getting started. Well, with a little study and practice, you can do it. This introductory flute method is easy and fun, and gives you all the skills you need to continue learning hundreds of songs on your own, or with a teacher.
The transverse, or horizontal, flute has been in use for several hundred years, but vertical flutes date back to ancient civilizations and even prehistory. Today most transverse flutes are made of metal, but in the early days they were made of wood. Because of this, the flute is a member of the woodwind family of instruments. Today, the flute is one of the most popular instruments in the world. Besides the concert C flute, there are also the alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute, and piccolo.
Whether you intend to be a professional flute player, or simply wish to play for your community, family, and friends – this book is for you. So, get ready to learn the basics of flute as you play some of the world's most popular melodies.
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