How to Choose a Flute
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Christmas Songs for Flute
For Flute Instrumental Play-Along. Composed by Various. Instrumental Play-Along. Softcover Audio Online. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.146855).
Item Number: HL.146855. ISBN 1495025519. 9x12 inches.
12 yuletide favorites complete with backing tracks that will make you sound great! Audio is available online via streaming or download. Songs include: All I Want for Christmas Is You - The Christmas Waltz - Happy Holiday - I Wonder As I Wander - I'll Be Home for Christmas - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Mary, Did You Know? - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - My Favorite Things - Silver Bells - This Christmas - White Christmas.
Hymns For The Master - Flute
Flute. Arranged by Stan Pethel and S Pethel. Instrumental Play-Along. Hymns and Play Along. Flute solo songbook (piano accompaniment sold separately) and accompaniment CD. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.841136).
Item Number: HL.841136. ISBN 0793571863. Hymns and Play Along. 9x12 inches.
15 inspirational favorites, including: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name * Amazing Grace * Crown Him with Many Crowns * Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee * This Is My Father's World * When I Survey the Wondrous Cross * and more.
How to Choose a Flute
Instrument Flute of the most popular instruments in the world,
the flute is played by people of all ages and skill levels. Flute repertoire
is extensive: the instrument is used in school band programs, symphony
orchestras, flute choirs, jazz ensembles, and as a solo instrument. Popular,
classical, jazz, and even rock music has been either written or transcribed for the instrument.
Many people are unaware that the concert, or C flute is the best-known
member of a family of related instruments played in the same manner. The
Instrument flute family consists of the piccolo, E flat, concert, alto, and bass
flutes. The concert flute is the instrument of choice for beginners.
INSTRUMENT FLUTE HISTORY
An ancient Chinese flute, the "tsche," played in about 2637 BC, is believed to be the earliest transverse
flute (an instrument held horizontally). Made of bamboo, both sides were closed, with a mouth-hole in the middle.
Flute have been made of glass, wood, ceramic, brass, and even human and animal bones. Gradually, improvements over the crude designs were made, keys were added, and attempts were made to improve the pitch and sound of the instrument. It is to the genius of Theobald Boehm of Munich (1794-1881), a flutist, composer, and inventor, that we owe credit for the modern flute used today.
CHOOSING THE PROPER INSTRUMENT
The regular concert flute (C flute) comes in "one-size-fits-all." Unlike the violin, there are no graduated sizes to fit students as they grow. The entry-level flute has the same size finger placement as the professional model. Most young players, however, do not experience insurmountable problems. As mentioned earlier, the young student who has difficulty reaching the keys because of the instrument's length should start with a flute that offers a curved-style
head joint. This head joint positions the instrument flute body and keys within the reach of smaller players. As the young flutist grows, a change to the regular straight head joint can be made. The band director or fl. teacher can assist parents with this decision.
INSTRUMENT FLUTE FINANCES
Flutes vary in price, depending upon the model and material. It is extremely important for the beginner student to have a high-quality, entry-level instrument.
Buying a used instrument or "bargain basement" Flute without consulting a professional flutist is ill-advised, as you may be wasting your money. Badly made flutes encourage early student dropouts from band programs.
Most good entry-level flutes are priced in the $600 range for a plateau (closed-hole) model. French models (open-hole) cost approximately $150 more.
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Disney Solos - Flute
Play Along with a Full Symphony Orchestra!. Composed by Various. Instrumental Play-Along. 12 Disney favorites with a CD that lets you play along with a full band. Disney, Movies and Play Along. Instrumental solo book and accompaniment CD. 24 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.841404).
All Piano Sheet Music
Item Number: HL.841404. ISBN 0634000675. Disney, Movies and Play Along. 9x12 inches.
Features 12 Disney favorites with a great CD that lets you play along with a full symphony orchestra! Songs include: Be Our Guest - Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Colors of the Wind - Friend like Me - Part of Your World - Under the Sea - You'll Be in My Heart - You've Got a Friend in Me - Zero to Hero - and more.