Flute basics – Sally Adams
Flute Basics Pupil’s Book is a landmark method by Sally Adams, one of the leading figures in flute education. It starts at absolute beginner level and progresses to about Grade 2. There are 22 stages, each section includes a wonderful variety of concert pieces from the great composers, traditional tunes and fun, original exercises, ‘finger gyms’ and ‘warm ups’ to help establish a sound technique, ‘factfiles’ and ‘quizzes’ to teach notation and general musicianship, helpful, clear ‘fingering charts’ and ‘rhythm boxes’ and great illustrations.
Also available is a book/CD edition as well as a separate accompaniment CD. There is a separate Flute Basics Teacher’s Book, which offers tips on how to approach new techniques and motivate young players. This book would be particularly helpful for teachers who are not flute specialists.