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Instructional packets and other useful materials for Native American Flutes.


Guide to Reading Nakai Tablature

Includes instructional material on the Music Staff, Natural Scale of the Native American Flute, Fingering Guides, Fingering Charts, and Practice Exercises.

Materials included in the guide:

  • Music Staff
  • Natural Scale in Nakai Tablature
  • Fingering Guides for 5-hole and 6-hole flutes
  • Fingering Charts for 5-hole and 6-hole flutes
  • Practice Exercises
  • Other Practical Suggestions

Guide to Reading Nakai Tablature
Guide to Reading Nakai Tablature
$5.00

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Guide to Reading Music: Duration, Rhythm and Counting

The "Guide to Reading Music: Duration, Rhythm and Counting" was created to help persons not trained in music education to read music more effectively. In no way is it intended to be a comprehensive guide, but instead, simply an introduction to understanding the following points:

  • Basic musical notation
  • Duration and relationship of various note values
  • Formation of various rhythm patterns
  • Ways of counting rhythm patterns
  • Exercises in reading, counting and playing specific rhythm patterns in 4/4, 3/4 and 6/8 time.

 
Guide to Reading Music
Guide to Reading Music:
Duration, Rhythm and Counting

$5.00

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Articulations, Embellishments and Special Effects

Articulations, Embellishments and Special Effects for the 5-hole or 6-hole Native American Flute.

Materials Included:

  • Normal and Double Tonguing
  • Slurring
  • Dash, Over a Note and Under a Slur
  • Grace Note
  • Mordent, Thrill, Tremolo
  • Upward/Downward Bend
  • Vibrato, Glissando
  • Ending Pop
  • Practice Exercises

 
Articulations, Embellishments and Special Effects
Articulations, Embellishments and Special Effects
$5.00

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Nakai Tablature Fingering Charts and Useful Scales

These materials were created to aid persons in reading music written for the Native American Flute in "Nakai Tablature", to make persons aware of the full range of notes possible on the instrument and to provide various scales that can help the player perform more creatively.  There are 17 versions of these charts and scales.

The Generic version provides information appropriate for any 5-hole or 6-hole minor pentatonic Native American flute, regardless of the key in which the flute is built.

The other 16 versions provide not only this information but provides above each "fingering guide" the name of the actual note sounding when played on a particular keyed flute, i.e., a C flute, G flute, F# flute, etc.

Simply choose the versions best for you.

 
Nakai Tablature Fingering Charts and Useful Scales
Nakai Tablature Fingering Charts and Useful Scales
$5.00

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For 5-hole or 6-hole minor pentatonic Native American Flutes.

Includes a few alternate fingerings.