Instructional packets and other useful materials for Native
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 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.
Articulations, Embellishments and Special Effects
Articulations, Embellishments and Special Effects for the 5-hole or 6-hole
Native American Flute.
- Normal and Double Tonguing
- Dash, Over a Note and Under a Slur
- Grace Note
- Mordent, Thrill, Tremolo
- Upward/Downward Bend
- Vibrato, Glissando
- Ending Pop
- Practice Exercises
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.
For 5-hole or 6-hole minor pentatonic Native American Flutes.
Includes a few alternate fingerings.