Winner of the National Flute Association's Newly Published Music Award
by Kathryn Blocki
This 175-page award-winning manual explains the basic
teaching concepts to be used with the Blocki Flute Method Student Book I. (The
Blocki Flute Method Book I is an award-winning method designed to give the beginner
an excellent foundation in beautiful tone, embouchure flexibility, rhythm and
technique. This comprehensive and step-by-step approach was written to ensure
success and also includes theory and composition projects.)
Instructions of how
to use the Pneumo Pro with beginning students, and how to incorporate the
five-note patterns into the main body of the method book are included. The
Blocki Flute Method’s unique approach to teaching Five-Note patterns has proven
to consistently help even the youngest students develop exceptional technical
abilities. Five-note patterns are used
as the foundation for teaching new notes, technique, moving between beat
levels, simple transposition and fun and easy ear training.
The method is designed so students can play in both octaves
without having to read the notes in both octaves. This is an incredibly
important aspect of teaching beginners. Teaching flute is not like teaching
trumpet in which the high notes are more difficult. High notes become difficult
when students only play in the low and middle octaves for as much as one year.
The students then have trouble with embouchure flexibility, and the ability to
form a smaller lip opening.
Because of the combination of a systematic approach to note
reading, fun composition projects, fun ear training games, and basic theory,
this book is also an excellent supplementary book for Suzuki teachers.
Page-by-page instructions correlate with each section in the
This is also an exceptional text for university woodwind techniques classes, especially when used in combination with the Pneumo Pro/ DVD kit.
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