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The Complete Guide to Songwriting for the Native American Style Flute

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Everything to get you started turn Your Native American style flute Ideas Into Songs
Book Description
You too can write music for the Native American Style Flute! Even if you’ve never written a note before. Native American Music Award (NAMMY) Winner Scott August guides you through easy to understand, step-by-step instructions, on how to turn a few notes into a captivating melody and then transform your melodies into complete songs for the Native American Style Flute.

Explore different methods for composing a melody. Discover the techniques to get your ideas written down before you forget them. Master the artistry of ornamentation. Learn new strategies to get out of a “rut.” Be able to remember your tunes! The Complete Guide to Songwriting for the Native American Style Flute makes it easy for anyone to start writing and playing their own songs for the NAF!
Learn How To:
• Remember what you play
• Write a full melody from just a few notes
• Quickly write out a tune &endash; before you forget it
• Recognize the rhythms you create
• Explore advanced rhythms, like dotted notes, pickups and triplets
• Add trills, turns, chirps and other NAF effects to your tunes
• Understand your ideas and know what you’re playing
• Work with basic song forms
• Write songs that sound polished and professional
Lavishly illustrated with over 200 examples, diagrams, drawings and NEW Songs.

206 Pages

Contains easy Step-by-Step Guides to Writing a Song

Topics Include:

BASIC MUSIC CONCEPTS
How tempo, rhythm, pitches and scales work together
Melodic shapes and how they work
TAB FOR THE NAF
Which TAB is Best for You?
Using TAB to Remember Your Tunes
Going Beyond the Basic NAF Scale in TAB
MOTIFS AND CADENCES
What is a Motif and How to Use them to Write Songs Like a Pro
How Motifs Help You Remember What You Play
Closing Thoughts: Cadences, and How They Help End a Tune
FORM: ORGANIZING YOUR SONGS
How Form Works
Turning Tunes into Songs with Form
ADVANCED RHYTHMS
Ties
Dotted Notes and Dotted Rhythms
Triplets
NOTES ON RHYTHM: THE STRONG AND THE WEAK
The Natural Stresses of Rhythm
Syncopation
Pickup Notes
FIGURING OUT YOUR TUNES RHYTHM
Understand What You are Playing and Develop it
ORNAMENTATION: THE SPICE OF MELODY
Chirps
Trills
Mordents
Turns
Bends
Tips for Using Ornamentation
DEVELOPING A SONG
How to take a Simple Song and Make it Fully Realized
Adding Passing Notes
Adding Ornamentation
THE HARMONY OF THE NAF
How the NAF Uses and Implies Harmony

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