The Young Flute Player - BOOK 4 (digital)
Young players who are just starting to read music can find it very difficult to follow a duet or trio. This book of beginner duets & trios solves the problem with colour coded music, making it easy for beginners to follow their ensemble part.
Students only need to know 4 or 5 notes to start playing the first duets in this book, which covers Beginner and Preparatory levels.
The music covers a wide range of composers, as well as traditional tunes from around the world. There is a selection of festive music, a section of rounds (3-part, 4-part, 8-part), plus there are warm up exercises, each focusing on one aspect of ensemble technique.
The arrangements work well with anything from two players up to a large flute choir/ensemble. Many pieces offer maximum flexibility as they can be played as a trio; OR the blue and red parts are harmonically complete to be played as a duet; ORthere are also optional piano parts for some pieces, to be found in Book 3 (accompaniments).
There are free recordings of all the duets and trios on The Young Flute PlayerYouTube channel. These videos can be adjusted to any speed, so are great for students to practise their part at home.
This ensemble book can be used either independently, or in conjunction with the tutor/method books in The Young Flute Player series.
- Beginner-Preparatory level
- 32 pages
- 29 duets and trios
- 8 warm-up exercises
- 9 rounds
- Keys up to one sharp or flat
- Time signatures: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, C, 6/8, 2/2
- Pitch range from Middle C, to A above staff (Note- Middle C is optional – students are given the choice of an alternate note). The first 9 duets have a five-note range only.
Karen has enjoyed teaching flute and class music for over 35 years. Karen has a Master of Music Degree (UNSW), a B.A. Honours Music Degree (USYD) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Music, STC). Karen started work as a professional orchestral conductor, but then discovered her passion for teaching. She was Director of Music at Sydney Grammar (Edgecliff) School and has also worked in government schools at primary and secondary level. Karen loves the openness and energy of #littleflutes, and believes that getting off to the right start is essential. She has written a series of method and ensemble books for children called The Young Flute Player, as well as a method book especially for adult and teenage learners. Karen enjoys coming up with new ideas to make lessons fun for her young students, and she gets as excited as the children when there is a new game to play! Karen’s favourite colour is blue and she likes homemade chocolate chip cookies, although melting moments with lemon icing come a close second. In her “spare” time, Karen edits two newsletters and gives workshops for teachers in Australia and overseas. To learn more, please visit her website www.theyoungfluteplayer.com