Young players who are just starting to read music can find it very difficult to follow a duet or trio. The Young Flute Player, Book 4 solves that problem with colour coded music, making it easy for beginners to follow their ensemble part.
Students only need to know 4 or 5 notes to start playing the first duets in this book, which covers Beginner and Preliminary levels.
The music spans a wide range of composers, as well as traditional tunes from around the world. There is a selection of festive music, a section of rounds (3-part, 4-part, 8-part), plus there are warm up exercises, each focussing on one aspect of ensemble technique.
The arrangements work well with anything from two players up to a large flute choir/ensemble. Many pieces offer maximum flexibility as they can be played as a trio; OR the blue and red parts are harmonically complete to be played as a duet; OR there are also optional piano parts for some pieces, to be found in Book 3 (accompaniments).
There are free recordings of all the duets and trios on The Young Flute Player YouTube channel. These videos can be adjusted to any speed, so are great for students to practise their part at home.
This ensemble book can be used either independently, or in conjunction with the tutor/method books in The Young Flute Player series.
- Beginner-Preliminary level
- 32 pages
- 29 duets and trios
- 8 warm-up exercises
- 9 rounds
- Keys up to one sharp or flat
- Time signatures: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, C, 6/8, 2/2
- Pitch range from Middle C, to A above staff (Note: Middle C is optional – students are given the choice of an alternate note). The first 9 duets have a five-note range only.