The Art of the Native American Flute

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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