Packs include The Fife Book, a My Fife and a MyFife Music Bag.
THE FIFE BOOK
An Introductory Course To Playing The Flute is a wonderful book, written by Liz Goodwin, which serves as an excellent introduction to learning to play the Flute.
The Fife is an instrument in its own right, but it is also an excellent starting point to learn the beginnings of really good flute technique - especially how to produce a good sound and how to hold the instrument well. You will learn to develop good hand positions and control breathing, while also learning to read music and develop rhythm.
Composer’s Notes: “……. The purpose of this book is an introductory course to flute playing.
For many years now I have used this method to introduce people of all ages to flute playing and now I would never start anyone in any other way. Over the years I have heard all of the arguments against it – but they have all proved unfounded. I would suggest you approach it with an open mind and discover the potential for yourself.
For many young players, a full-sized flute, even a curved head flute, is inappropriate to start on.
Using an instrument that is too large or heavy can lead to pain or discomfort for the child meaning they eventually find playing the flute too hard work and leading them to give up, or neck and shoulder problems in adult life
Myfife is recommended by teachers worldwide for players aged 6 to 10. When used in conjunction with our range of supporting materials, teachers can easily use Myfife in one-to-one, small group or whole class situations.
For a fraction of the price of a regular flute, Myfife helps aspiring flute students to develop:
Making a good sound. As it is so light and easy to hold, Myfife means players aren’t battling with the weight of a flute, so they can concentrate on sound production. This a great skill to then transfer on to flute
Balance and posture – learning a good posture is easy on a small instrument, and ensures that your child’s back, neck and shoulders remain relaxed, and lays down the building blocks for a great posture later in life
Breathing – yes, musicians need to learn to breathe properly!
Playing music – uses the same basic finger patterns as a standard flute
Commitment – if your child practices on a fife, you can be certain they will get even more pleasure when they transfer to a flute!
Instruments & Accessories on Approval & Our Returns /Cancellation Policy
Instruments and accessories are supplied on approval, returns can be made within seven working days of receipt of goods. Please contact us for a returns number first.
Goods must be:
a) Clearly labelled with the returns number provided by Windband Ltd.
b) Sent back via a postal service that is recorded (i.e. the post is signed for) or trackable online
c) Received by Windband Ltd in an undamaged and fully resalable condition.
d) Buyers are responsible for paying the postage costs of any unwanted item.
NB We are unable to accept the return of music that isn’t faulty or items that have been unsealed e.g. reeds. If you are unsure please ask for advice before ordering. Damaged or Faulty Items – Goods are checked prior to despatch but please let us know as soon as possible if you receive anything faulty or damaged and we will replace the item as a matter of urgency.
If you feel the goods have been damaged in transit please retain the packaging and take a photo of the damaged goods in the packaging so that we can make a claim with the delivery company. If goods are found to be faulty or damaged we will, of course, also refund any reasonable postage costs incurred when returning the items.
Please be aware that if goods are being returned the safe return is the responsibility of the sender. If you need advice please contact our packing department.
Delivery Times & Charges
All music and accessories are sent 2nd Class by Royal Mail. (Please note this is not a guarantee of next day delivery) Instruments and items of value are usually sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Products are despatched on the first day we are open after the order has been placed.
If you require any items more quickly please contact us and we will do our best to help.
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