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"Understanding the Gift" $29.95 &
"Song for Koko $27.00"
(See below for descriptions.)
A 104 page instructional text
including 25 sheet music scores for the 6-hole Native American
flute with a companion 39 track CD.
Itís a comprehensive guide and permanent resource for all
students of the Native American Flute. All instruction is offered
in a pleasant, concise and easy to understand language and format
for learning to play. It is a Book that will answer a large and
growing demand for a text and CD to benefit all
of the following:
The Beginner who has little or no experience
playing a musical instrument,
The Intermediate player who wants to fill in gaps
and add to his or her knowledge of how the Native American Flute
works, how music works, and how to put the two together
The Advanced player who wants to teach others how
to play but up until now did not have a clear-cut format to do so.
Part 1 includes chapters with information on:
Finger Control, Breath Control, Embouchure, Tonguing and Slurring,
The Native American/Pentatonic Scale, How to Create your own
melodies, Ornamentation, Lessons on Duration, How to read printed
music and Tablature, The Major scale including analysis, Useful
scales for developing technique, confidence and creativity, Care
of the Flute, How to Practice successfully, Glossary of Terms,
Understanding Pitch and Rhythms, and Subject Index.
Part 2 includes 25 songs:
Native American, Traditional, Folk, Contemporary and Original in
written tablature and performed in the CD.
About the Author: John Vames has been teaching and
playing music professionally for over 30 years. All the ideas and
suggestions in "Understanding the Gift" have been tested
in private lessons and class sessions. There are more than 500
students playing Native American Flute today who are living proof
that the materials in this book work! It will work for you!
The best teaching book "on the planet" for the Native American
Are you "stuck in a rut" with your songs? Need some new inspiration to get
your creative juices flowing in a more productive and rewarding direction? John
Vames has written just the thing for you. He has compiled this book of jazz
melodies complete with CD to teach you to play and improvise in the Jazz style.
Testimonials from people who have taken advantage of
this source of inspiration.
"The exercises are excellent; the accompanying CD clear and helpful;
musical material fun. I'd been messing around on my own for quite a
while and had figured out enough basics to fake it for short periods
but didn't know how to expand my reach. Vames' book took what I'd
intuited and put it into a structured and systematic frame that will
make it possible to do in a few months what might otherwise have taken
me years to achieve. Without it, I certainly would never have gotten
much beyond the point I'm at right now. He makes explicit things about
rhythm that I'd felt but couldn't articulate either in language or in
music. I find that liberating."
"John Vames' new book KOKO is
written with enthusiasm (I can hear John speaking through the words) and
the cd is clear, instructive. I am already up to track 17 and finding
out I know more then I thought I did...and that I finally get it."
"I have a copy of John's Understanding
the Gift and recommend it to beginners who come to me wanting
lessons. Now KOKO is a welcome addition to my music library and
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TRAVEL INTO NEW
MAGIC WITH THE NAF."
you enjoyed " The Native American Flute: Understanding the Gift",
Song For Koko" is a must have!
Includes: 74 pages, with Four easy to follow lessons , and Ten Original
tunes arranged for Native American Flute, PLUS
Interactive 44 track Audio CD demonstrating it All!