The Native American flute is a beautiful instrument of elegant design. We strongly identify this flute with the traditional music of the Native American culture. And the haunting tunes of this ancient culture are a joy to listen to as well as a joy to play. But this flute can also be used to play other genres, (tune types). You will learn to play all kinds of music, including Native American traditional music. All of the tunes are in tablature notation, which means you don't have to know anything at all about music in order to play the tunes. Everything you'll need to know is clearly explained in the book, including how to read tablature. This book shows you how to play Native American traditional music, the Blues, hymns and all types of sacred music, Christmas carols, music from other cultures, Celtic music, classical music, children's music, meditative music, as well as meditative pieces to help us play through the Seven Stages of Grief and Healing. Included with the book are 60 FREE sample MP3s of the book's material, both tutorials and tunes, so you will know what some of the tunes sound like. The book begins with very simple tunes that slowly progress in difficulty until you have reached a point of mastery that will blow the doors off all those who listen to you play! Also included is information on types of flutes with MP3 demonstrations of cedar, pine, bamboo and PVC flutes, as well as several MP3 demonstrations of the double-barrel drone flute. Also included is a quick start method called "JumpStart Flute" that allows even those with no composing experience to devise their own tunes. Background tracks are covered in detail, and four background tracks are included in the free MP3 set so you can play your flute along with the tracks. Tracks included are the Apache frame drum, birds in a forest, a rousing thunderstorm, and a Tibetan meditative gong track. In addition, the author uses these same tracks to play along with so you can hear the beauty of these tracks when used as your own accompaniment. There is even a section that shows you how to make your own background tracks with nothing but a smartphone and a free audio editor app. Every possible aspect of how to play the Native American flute in a number of genres is covered in this one book. Absolutely no previous music knowledge is required to learn every tune and every technique this book covers. The book contains 147 tunes in easy to read tablature. It covers every possible aspect of the Native American flute and the beautiful music it can produce, including music played on the double-barreled drone flute.Other how-to music books by DICK CLAASSEN:Celebrate the Native American Flute - An introductory how-to book plus an informational booklet about the flute. Also included are sample tunes from the book playable on any device.Earth Flute - A comprehensive how-to book that includes tunes from many genres such as traditional, the blues, folk, songs for children, romantic tunes, meditative tunes, classical music, and tunes from many cultures. Also included are sample tunes from the book playable on any device.Meditative Flute - A how-to book devoted to soul stirring tunes that when played will help take you into a meditative state. Also included are sample tunes from the book playable on any device.Sacred Native American Flute - A comprehensive book that covers hymns, Christmas carols, the blues, and meditative loops. Also included are sample tunes from the book playable on any device.Ukulele Finger Picking - A comprehensive how-to book that teaches you how to play melody, chords and bass, all at the same time, on the ukulele. Also included are sample tunes from the book playable on any device.5-String Banjo Hot and Wild! - A comprehensive how-to book that teaches you how to play full solos and backup in the folk banjo style of Pete Seeger. Also included are sample tunes from the book playable on any device.