LOOKING FOR MORE RESOURCES TO HELP YOU PLAY YOUR FLUTE
As I come across great resources for flute players, I will be adding them to the site on a regular baisis. Have some fun exploring these resources. I am very grateful for finding the websites that are listed below. These people have done a wonderful job of gathering information for the beginning flute player and for more accomplished musicians. Now onto the resources.
Here is a great site that has a wide variety of music that you can download to play. Much of the music is in tablature (pictorial of the flute showing which holes to open and close). There are also songs written in standard notation for those of you who prefer learning music from that method.
While many of us play six hole flutes, there are some pieces that are arranged for five hole flutes as well.
I urge you to spend some time on this website. Robert Gatliff the owner of this one has put together a great range of information for people wanting to learn more about the flutes.
LOOKING TO WRITE DOWN YOUR OWN SONGS
The link below is to a web page that has the blank tablature for both the six hole and the five hole flute. The page format for this type of tablature is the development of R. Carlos Nakai, one of the leading Native American Flute players.
The web site belongs to Clint Goss. I had the wonderful opportunity to take a workshop with him. Clint has great insight into playing the flute and is a wonderful facilitator encouraging a player to explore the flute and your connection to it as one of the ways to expand your playing.
LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SCALES FOR THE FLUTE
http://www.flutopedia.com/guitar.htm– This page shows the key of the flute along with which guitar chords can accompany it.
http://www.flutopedia.com/from_scales_to_songs.htm - From Scales to Songs. This section of Flutopedia (Clints Goss's amazing website and excellent resource on playing a Native American Flute offers ome great options to help you grow as a player. The exercises are really fun.
http://www.flutetree.com/songbook/scales/index.html – This link takes you to Robert Gatliff's website and shows you a wide variety of scales that can be played on Native American flutes.
http://www.flutetree.com/playing/harmonyWheel.html – This gives you an idea of which flutes can be played together. It’s a little tricky to look at but once you spend a little time with it, you can get the hang of how to read it.
May all of these resources add to your flute playing pleasure and continue to help you on your journey of exploring your own music.
Playing along to simple drumbeats is a great way to develop your playing.
Click below to hear two simple
drumbeats you can play your flute along with.
Playing to Back Tracks
This is great information for anyone wanting to play along with a backing track . It takes few seconds to get to the explanations. Clint is a wonderful player and a great teacher.
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