Here we are at the start of another New Year, which unfortunately feels the same as the last one!
This awful pandemic is still ruling our lives, but it will not ruin our creativity and motivation. These times need us to be strong mentally. It's so important to plan each day no matter how small a project.
For me, this New Year is starting with the imminent launch of two new books. Kickstart Flute, which also has an online presence, is about to be available. This is a beginner book, but a very different one from those on the market.
Kickstart Flute will help you either get started with flute playing or develop the level of flute playing that you already have.
The tutorial is based around 24 duets encompassing all genres of music, written by Andy Scott, one of the most versatile and exciting composers writing today.
There are 24 lessons, one for each duet, spread over 2 books.
Each lesson will introduce you to all the basics of learning the flute, with special emphasis on the material required to play the duets: notes, rhythms, articulations, fingerings and dynamics. Plus, all the information you need to develop your tone, finger technique, articulation and musicality. As the lessons progress so your knowledge builds.
The flute is one of the easiest wind instruments to learn initially and these are challenging lessons, but rewarding. The duets will help develop your knowledge and love of world music: Pop, Gospel, Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova and Classical. There are also many musical examples throughout the method from the classics.
I'm very excited for the launch, which I hope will be a useful addition to my other original tutors for flute.
The Expression of Colour