Lamorna’s Beginner Flute Book
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Lamorna’s Beginner Flute book introduces students to the key concepts of playing the flute and develops sight-reading, rhythm, and musical creativity in clear logical steps.
Hopefully you can spread the word to other band directors to start the beginner flutes that way as well as I find it works in really well with your book! and keeps the kids interested in playing the flute in a band!
Again great work with the book!'
Dan Murphy. School Band Conductor
Karen Lonsdale, Australian flutist, vocalist, researcher and music educator
Lamorna Nightingale has provided a much needed flute tutor book which is ideally suited to the growing number of beginner flute students playing in band programs. The challenges of playing concert band music in mostly flat keys on an instrument that is intrinsically oriented towards sharp keys is soundly addressed at a pedagogical level in Lamorna's Beginner Flute Book. Lamorna begins with the flute friendly notes of B, A and G, adds Bb and Eb at appropriate stages and seamlessly incorporates pieces with both sharp and flat key signatures. Lamorna's Beginner Flute Book has provided an invaluable bridge between traditional flute tuition and concert band repertoire. I am also thrilled with Fluteworthy's 99 Solos and Studies for Flute and look forward to seeing it as a standard text on syllabus lists.
Jane Rayner, ACT Instrumental Music Program teacher and ANU School of Music flute pedagogy teacher.