FIND THE BOOK ON
The school year is coming to the end! Hurray!!!
Many of us leave for holidays thinking - this year I will practice a lot during the summer, I'll have more free time, no school home works to do and when I will come back in autumn i will be so much better flutist! Well... i was always thinking like that at the beginning of June. But the days passed by and it always became boring to play the same pieces and exercises. Sometimes I tried a little bit of sight reading, but I was not wise enough to find the pieces that suited me best and suddenly I found myself not practicing at all.
Now I am a flute teacher and at the end of May I start to think about the summer exercises and pieces for my students. It's literally impossible to offer a wide variety of repertoire to each of them, and it's quite challenging to find something engaging for the little kids. I also often see parents struggling with keeping their kids interested in flute practicing if they have to play the same pieces for more than month.
So I tried to find a good solution for this problem, and I am convinced you can find it very useful as well!
I created a book especially for summer vacation!
The PLAY WITH FUN! book is divided in 12 weeks - that's more or less the duration of summer vacation. Every week has it's scale and one scale-based exercise. A nice and interesting brain game for having a little rest, and than a new piece to play. Every week has it's suggested musical piece to listen to and a weekly practice calendar to keep track of your progress.
There are 4 scales in the book: F major, D minor, G major, E minor - every scale repeats once in 4 weeks. The extension is from D4 to B5. The reference of the difficulty - ABRSM Grade I requirements