The Floor Flute provides a fun, larger-than-life, interactive representation of fingerings for flutists. The Floor Flute can be used with flutists of all ages and is a valuable teaching aid for group instruction, sectionals, Flute Camps, and Flute Workshops. Each flutist stands on a key, lever, or footjoint roller. As each note name is called, each flutist figures out if they should be on or off their assigned key.
Since flutists are unable to see their fingers while they play, using the Floor Flute is an opportunity to develop clarity of movement when changing fingerings, and a spatial understanding of concepts such as:
- The D# key remains pressed on a majority of notes.
- Flutists develop an awareness of which fingers move, and which do not, when changing fingerings.
Some Activities Include:
- Beginning Flutists: Teaching the first fingerings (B, A, G) to beginners, practicing changing notes, and playing three note songs with this fingerings, such as Hot Cross Buns. When the fingerings are fluent, as the fingerings for F and E.
- Intermediate Flutists: Using the Floor Flute to explore major scales, starting with one-octave, and progressing to two-octave, and eventually three-octave. Practice with a metronome to make sure flutists step on and off the Floor Flute in time to the beat.
- Explore fingerings of footjoint notes to promote understanding.
- Explore minor scales, and patterns such as arpeggios and thirds.
- Advanced Flutists: Practicing trill fingerings, 3rd and 4th octave notes, and special fingerings. Almost anything that can be played on the flute can be practiced on The Floor Flute.
Each Floor Flute is hand sewn and includes a cloth storage bag. Dimensions: 15 feet x 15 inches.
Price includes shipping. Please allow two to three weeks for delivery.
U.S. Orders only.