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Enjoying the Native American-Style Flute

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Enjoying the Native American-Style Flute contains everything a flutist needs to know to thoroughly enjoy an amazing instrument that is rapidly growing in popularity throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Details not available in other books on playing, making, and caring for the flute, along with references to literature, CDs, videos, internet sites, and over 300 companies will assist both beginners and accomplished flutists. Dr. Hermann's writing and explanations are easily understood. Henry ...
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Overview

Enjoying the Native American-Style Flute contains everything a flutist needs to know to thoroughly enjoy an amazing instrument that is rapidly growing in popularity throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Details not available in other books on playing, making, and caring for the flute, along with references to literature, CDs, videos, internet sites, and over 300 companies will assist both beginners and accomplished flutists. Dr. Hermann's writing and explanations are easily understood. Henry R. Hermann became interested in the Native American-style flute because of its potential for alleviating stress and its haunting sounds. It was through connections with the International Native American Flute Association, Central Florida Flute Circle, national flute events, and discussions with other flutists that he realized the need for a book like Enjoying the Native American-Style Flute.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879612719
  • Publisher: Naturegraph Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 109
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5
Preface 9
1 Introduction 11
Growing Interest in the Native American-Style Flute 11
The Traditional Flute 17
The Contemporary Flute 19
2 Types of Flutes 21
Wooden Flutes 23
River Cane and Imported Bamboo Flutes 28
Plastic Flutes 28
3 Purchasing and Beginning to Play a Native American-Style Flute 29
Selecting a Flute 29
Plastic Flutes 32
River Cane and Imported Bamboo Flutes 33
Wooden Flutes 34
Approach to Playing the Flute 34
4 Fundamentals of Playing the Native American-Style Flute 37
How To Hold The Native American-Style Flute 37
Selecting a Flute 39
Beginning to Play 41
Playing Simple Tunes 44
Getting Help 45
Playing Style 46
Music Written for the Native American-Style Flute 47
Simple Tunes Expressed in Finger-Hole Notation 48
5 Constructing a Native American-Style Flute 53
Making a Wooden Flute 54
Constructing a Five-Hole Wooden Flute in Key of G 55
Making River Cane and Imported Bamboo Flutes 64
Constructing a Five-Hole Bamboo Flute Tuned to Key of F# 65
Assistance from Other Sources 68
Plastic Flutes 71
6 Caring for Your Native American-Style Flute 73
Prior to Playing 73
During Playing 74
After Playing 74
General Maintenance 75
Other Maintenance Tips 76
Storing the Flute 77
Restoring an Old Flute 77
Ask the Flute Company for Advice 78
7 Where to Go for Help 79
International Native American Flute Association 79
International Convention 80
Flute Circles 80
International Native American Flute Circle Listserv 81
Flute Functions 82
Flute Workshops 82
Flute Woodworking Club 84
Flute Forum 84
Compact Disks 86
Books 86
Flute Related Videos 86
Other Means for Seeking Assistance 86
Appendix A Additional Internet References 89
Appendix B Instructional and Historical Books and CD-Book Combinations 91
Appendix C Instructional and Historical Videos 95
Appendix D Flute Makers, Flute Companies, and their Websites 96
References 107
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