Native American Style Flute: For Beginners and Intermediates
Would you like to learn how to improvise and play beautiful music on the Native American Style Flute?
This course is complete and to the point, teaching you all you need to know about this amazing instrument.
My name is Andrew Ford and I have been teaching music to people of all ages for over 12 years. I first came across the Native American Style Flute in 2011 and immediately fell in love with its tone and expressiveness and how relatively easy it was to play.
Playing the Native American Style Flute has taken me on quite a journey of self-exploration and emotional healing. Its music stirs something in the soul and it has become my mission to share this music with as many people as possible.
The course is organised step by step and will take you through all the basics of playing the flute and get you improvising right away. Then later on in the course you will learn more advanced techniques that will take your playing to the next level and allow you to play with real feeling and emotion so that you can create your own beautiful music.
To make things as simple as possible, throughout the course you will see diagrams and close up shots so that you can see exactly what my fingers are doing. Also included are a number of play-along backing tracks to help you on your journey.
With a little bit of practice and commitment, you’ll soon become a master of the Native American Style Flute. So I look forward to seeing you inside.
The anatomy of your flute and how to look after it.
How to hold the flute and how to make a sound. How to play the Pentatonic Minor Scale.
Learn how to start improvising with the Pentatonic Minor Scale.
Build your technique using scale patterns and drills.
Understanding the Pentatonic Minor Scale and why it sounds so pleasing.
Using the breath to play with vibrato and introduce emotion.
Learn to play ornaments such as trills and grace notes to bring more variation to your playing.
Bending between notes and a new way of holding the flute called Pipers Grip.
Extending the scale into the upper register.
Learn how to express emotion through music by utilising the special techniques we have covered.
An introduction to my story and how the Native American Style Flute has been a source of emotional healing and self-exploration.
The Wayfaring Stranger
Introduction to 'The Wayfaring Stranger' and how we will learn to play the song.
Demonstration of 'The Wayfaring Stranger' in both its simple and embellished forms.
A break down of all the musical phrases that make up the song and how to play them.
Adding more feeling into the song by adding embellishments.
Playing with Others
How to jam with a guitarist. This lecture includes backing tracks to practice along with.
How to play the Major Pentatonic Scale.
How to play the Spanish Gypsy Scale with variations for both 5 and 6 holed flutes.