Blocki Flute Method Book 1: Student Book 1 (5th Edition)


Blocki Flute Method Student Book 1 5th Edition
Part Number: SBook-1
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Winner of the National Flute Association’s Newly Published Music Award

The Blocki Flute Method Book I is an award-winning method designed to the give 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. The book is spiral bound and the 86 pages are a complete beginning method in one book.  (Some beginning books  have a set of books that are about 30 pages each.)

Accompaniment Tracks

Click the link below to view and hear all the tracks.

All the preview tracks are full length tracks.

They can be played from most any service like YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Prime.


There is a separate corresponding duet book for the teacher.  All of the first parts or melodies from the duet book are in the student book one…so only the teacher would need to have the duet book.   When the teacher plays the second part from the duet book, there are a total of 75 duets and trios.

Tone and Flexibility

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.

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.

What’s New in the 5th Edition?

After using the method for over 10 years, we knew which pieces the students loved and which one were just “okay.”  Anything that was just “okay” has been replaced with kid tested exciting pieces.  There are many new duets and since students love trills we’ve included many more.  These trills have transformed boring octave exercises into motivating pieces such as Half Pipe Stunts, Trampoline Tricks, and Bungee Jumping A’s.  Other new favorites include the Yankee Doodle Theme and Variations (which kids love because it makes them sound almost virtuosic), The Sad Singing Swan, and the Daring Detective.

Testimonials & Reviews

As for your method book-I think it is TOPS! Very creative and my kids love it. I find the octaves really get them going and enable them to play such a great variety of things early on, and that keeps their interest..I love the “Alien Invasions” page! Cool! ~ Melissa Replogle, flute instructor.

What are the benefits and pitfalls of starting new flutists in both the low and high octaves?

Additional information

Weight .66 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 9 × 1 in

1-4, 5 – 9, 10+

8 reviews for Blocki Flute Method Book 1: Student Book 1 (5th Edition)

  1. Lauren

    This book is great at going at a slow pace for children who are learning music for the first time. My new student is having a lot of fun with it!

  2. Mike

    I may not be the typical customer that comes to this site. I’m 63 years old and never picked up a flute until recently I came upon a used one. I always thought It would be cool to try. My end goal would be to play some classic rock music, à la Jethro Tull. I was most impressed by the customer sevice provided by Blockiflute, the communication and the follow caused me to feel they appreciated me as I as a customer. The book itself if find well organized, the explanations are good, best of all I am learning and having fun. My experience has been so positive that I decided to invest in a new flute. Due to the great customer on my previous purchase I decided to come back to Blockiflute to shop for a flute, and I ended up ordering one. Can’t wait to receive it!

  3. Jacqueline

    Shipping was fast! We enjoy this book.

  4. Chu

    Shipping was fast. It came within 3 days. Daughter is using the book with her teacher. Happy with the book

  5. Dana Woodruff

    I had to purchase this book for my 9 year old daughter who is taking flute for the first time. Nothing bad to say about it. It takes you through the steps on learning how to read music and play the flute!

  6. Shelley Helzerman Houser

    I am a music arranger with two young children, ages 4 and 5. One very big bonus in the method book for me, is that it also encourages composition from the beginning. I like having the theory built into the lessons, accomodating to my children’s limited attention span. The progression of learning notes is very well thought-out, and easy for the children to learn. The tunes are catchy, even with the limited number of notes learned, and the children like to play them.

  7. amanda

    thanks!! good book!!!

  8. Karen Hillyard

    I was very interested in checking out this new method book. I very much like the lay out of the material. However, I think that the beginning of the book moves too slowly for most students, except for the very young. I like the transposing ideas using the 5-note pieces, but I think it could be too complicated for many kids. I normally use Suzuki method and am going to see how this approach to music reading will complement what I’m already doing.

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