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Learning to Play the Flute

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  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“A Classic! ”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]
First published in 1979, Learning to Play the Flute is over 40 years old now and has become a classic. There is no outdated material here as the way to play the flute has changed very little since then. All the diagrams, charts and the bags of general teaching information have completely stood the test of time and the addition of some delightful illustrations and photos just add to the sense that this book will continue to be relevant.  Every chapter  uses a mixture of tried and tested exercises, orchestral and other famous tunes, and folk melodies to give the player a grounding in the basics plus there are duets to encourage ensemble skills. This is a must-have buy for anyone enthusiastic about everything flute and who will appreciate the slightly idiosyncratic approach. After all, it's not many books that have this apology on a reprint: 'Owing to the Author's re-organisation of material in this book, the page numbers now start at bar 5. I hope that the kind user will bear with this eccentricity.' Buy now!

From the Publisher

This book is intended to be an introduction to the whole subject of the flute rather than just another method. I have tried to bring together different aspects of the instrument, around the central purpose of progressive exercises, melodies and duets. The present volume is not intended as material for the advanced player.


Difficulty guide: 1-6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Part 1: About the Instrument
  • Part 2: About Playing
  • Part 3: Starting to Play
  • Fifteen Lessons: Each Lesson has exercises for tone and fingering, melodies and duets in addition to new material.
  • Additional Exercises
  • Appendices

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Adult Flute Tutor Books
Publisher: Pan Educational Music
Publisher's reference: PEM1
Our Stock Code: 1011456
Media Type: Paperback (125 pages [score])

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