Give your flute practice a kickstart with this unique approach to learning!
Kickstart Flute is a unique flute method by Clare Southworth, based around 24 duets in a wide range of musical styles, with custom, play-along backing tracks so you can play with Clare and rhythm section.
There are 24 lessons, one for each duet, that take you through all the keys and are spread over two books - Kickstart Flute Book 1 & Book 2. Each lesson will introduce you to all the basics of learning the flute, with special emphasis on the material required to play the duets: notes, rhythms, articulations, dynamics & more...
Explore a wide range of genres from ambient & chilled, folk rock, samba to swing (and that's just in Book 1!), all written by versatile composer Andy Scott. Simply scan your QR codes throughout the book to access your custom, play-along tracks for each duet.
Kickstart Flute is ideal for the beginner flute player, or those wishing to kickstart their practice, with a fun way to learn & develop their playing, immersing themselves in an exciting range of genres and styles.
Lesson 11 preview from Book 1 (E flat major key & Ambient Music)
In addition to hard copy books, the Kickstart Flute series is also available in instant access, download form - for more information, click here. We'd love to see your copies on social media too, so feel free to tag us or use #kickstartflute
"I hope you enjoy these wonderful duets as much as I do. Learning should be fun as well as educational. Let me Kickstart your love for all things flute!" - Clare Southworth
We're delighted to have a great review of one of our flute solo publications in this months Music Teacher magazine.
Suites No. 1 BWV 1007 and No. 2 BWV 1008 (flute solo) by J.S. Bach arranged by Astute Music's Flute editor, Clare Southworth
Movements from this publication are set on the Associated Board and Trinity Exam syllabus: ABRSM Grade 8 piece - 1st Movement from Suite No.2 Trinity Flute Grade 7 piece - Prelude from Suite No.1 Trinity Flute Grade 8 piece - Giga from Suite No.2
The Sacred Lake of Karnak by Alex McGery has been chosen as a set piece for the XI Open International Internet Competition for Young Musicians.
The Sacred Lake of Karnak is a short, highly melodic piece for solo flute. It was inspired by a visit to Egypt, travelling down the Nile River to the Valley of the Kings (the resting place of Tutankhamun) and on to the Sacred Lake itself, which was artificially constructed under the rule of Pharaoh Tuthmosis III in about 1473 BC.
Alex McGery writes, "I have always been fascinated by the idea of marrying the music of western and eastern cultures especially as it presents the composer with the chance to write something that is evocative of a completely different era or part of the world, and yet remains familiar to its’ audience. With this piece I wanted to give the listener the immediate impression of living within the Ancient Egyptian society in all its’ architectural and cultural splendour."