5-Note Headjoint Tunes for Flute
Headjoint Tunes are twelve simple short arrangements, that use the first five degrees of the scale to get young flutists playing recognisable melodies straight away, without having to use the flute as a whole. Just the headjoint!Do you have young flutists that are eager to play well-known tunes right from the start? 5-Note Headjoint Tunes for Flute is the perfect resource for you to help them achieve just that!
Students can get stuck in immediately with unique symbol notation and be encouraged to really listen to the sound they are making and what they are playing. Each melody visually retains the structure of a music stave, but with a clear, easy to read colour, shape, and number system. Starting with three finger positions inside the headjoint and progressing to five, adding in repeats, staccato and octaves for a real challenge.
My wish is for these arrangements to assist teachers in guiding their young flutes to:
- Strengthen their embouchure to play melodies with a beautiful bright, clear and rich tone.
- Be introduced to and recognise different note values, patterns, rhythms, rests, and repeats.
- Play with a strong sense of timing and internal beat.
- Hear and interpret their sound to develop accurate pitch
- Have FUN and PLAY!...and thats not all!
Colours can be matched to a range percussion instruments, and numbers to right hand piano fingers. These tunes can be played in multiple ways to reinforce rhythm and pitch, and can be used to explore different key signatures on the whole flute.
Happy music making!
Flautist Lisa O’Connor has returned to her hometown of Shoreham-by-Sea on the Sussex coast via Liverpool, Dublin, Dartford, and Brighton. Lisa gained her grade eight flute and first taught music as a teenager before putting music to one side in favour of achieving a degree in design followed by a career in retail management. Becoming a Mum brought music bouncing back into focus and Lisa is now the founder & lead educator of Happy Tunes Music Makers! Lisa is passionate about introducing Nuvo woodwind instruments and ocarinas to young children with fun and vibrant creativity. Kinderflute is the perfect platform with games and movement to compliment the child-led learning Lisa delivers. Blue is Lisa's favourite colour to wear but she loves relaxing on orange cushions! To find out more about Lisa and her classes, visit her website: www.happytunesmusic.co.uk