This nicely designed and illustrated book deals with the playing and care of one of the most evocative and expressive instruments in the world- the Native American flute. This volume will delight the novice or advanced player alike with both fundamental instruction and a significant number of transcriptions from R. Carlos Nakai’s various recordings. This unique book includes a fingering chart, information in performance technique, style, rhythm conventions, ornaments, and history – plus an analysis of Mr. Nakai’s role in contemporary Native American culture. All exercises, solos, and duets (with Boehm flute and E flat alto sax) are written in standard notation. A comprehensive discography and probing essay on “The Question of Authenticity” close this outstanding book.
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