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First Book of Classical Flute with Piano Accompaniment
Includes Online Audio

Arranged by Andrea Cappellari

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“A smart book.”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

If you're in search of supplementary material for a beginner flute, look no further than this exceptional book of classical tunes. It presents an excellent option for learners, as it systematically builds proficiency by focusing on specific ranges of notes and then gradually introduces new rhythms and time signatures. This method significantly enhances the ability to read sheet music effectively.

One of the book's strengths lies in the inclusion of accompaniment options, whether it be through live accompaniment or online resources. This aspect fosters real music-making from the early stages of the learning process, making the experience more engaging and rewarding.

Additionally, the book provides a fingering chart for each section, a valuable tool that facilitates learning and promotes accurate note production. It wisely introduces faster note values only after ensuring that the foundational fingerwork has been thoroughly mastered, ensuring a steady and effective progression.

By the time learners reach the end of the book, they will find that achieving grade one proficiency seems much more attainable. This structured approach effectively prepares students for more complex musical challenges.

As part of a comprehensive teaching strategy, this book is a highly recommended purchase. Its thoughtful design and systematic progression make it an intelligent and beneficial addition to any beginner flute player's journey.

From the Publisher

The First Book of Classical Flute offers a selection of 100 melodies from classic repertoire, the result of Andrea Cappellari's many years of research and experience in music teaching. Students of any age will be able to perform melodies by classical composers from the very first lessons. All 100 short melodies consist of a minimum of three and a maximum of eight notes. Only basic rhythmic note values are used, from the eighth note to the whole note. The pieces are presented in progressive order of difficulty, and are in the most appropriate keys for the instrument. The simple piano accompaniments encourage ensemble playing at a beginner level and the recorded piano accompaniments are an excellent tool for practicing. A few selected melodies also have a second flute part as part of the recorded accompaniment. The book also includes a separate instrumental pull-out part.

Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Difficulty guide: 1-2
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Section 1: Melodies of 3 notes. GAB
  • Section 2: Melodies of 4 notes. GABC
  • Section 3:Melodies of 5 notes. GABCD
  • Section 4: Melodies of 5 notes
  • Section 5: Melodies of 6 notes GABDE
  • Section 6: Melodies of 5 notes DE F#GA
  • Section 7: G major scale
  • Section 8: Melodies of 3 notes FGA lower and middle registers
  • Section 9: Melodies of 5 notes FGABflatC
  • Section 10: Melodies of 6 notes EFGABflatC
  • Section 11: F major scale
  • Section 12: Melodies of 6 notes F#GABCD
  • Section 13:  Melodies of 5 notes
  • Section 14:Melodies of 5 notes DEF#GA
  • Section 15: Melodies of 4  notes GABC
  • Section 16: C major scale
  • Fingering Chart
  • Glossary

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Playalong Classical Flute Collections
Publisher: Ricordi
Publisher's reference: HL50602022
Our Stock Code: 1464702
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (20 pages [score]); includes accompaniment Online Audio

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