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Four Corners Native Flute Book

Four Corners - Native American Flute MusicIntroducing new music for Native American flute!
Four Corners Native flute tunes inspired by the American Southwest
by Andrea Matthews

  • Fingering chart provided
  • Color photos evoke feeling for each location
  • Includes Nakai TABlature
  • Crisp, professional music script

Visit the American Southwest through these musical snapshots written for the enchanting Native American wooden flute. These 24 original pieces with over 70 scenic color photos offer a circle tour of sites large and small in the Four Corners states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Each tune is provided in two versions to accommodate students of the Native American flute method standardized by R. Carlos Nakai as well as performers more familiar with band and orchestral woodwind fingerings.


Four Corners Flute Book (for standard flute)

Four Corners Music for Standard FluteIntroducing new music for flute!
Four Corners Native flute tunes inspired by the American Southwest
by Andrea Matthews

  • Wide variety of comfortable keys
  • Color photos evoke feeling for each location
  • Great teaching tool!
  • Crisp, professional music script
  • Variety of tempos and meters

Visit the American Southwest through these musical snapshots written for the enchanting Native American flute and transcribed for the transverse, silver flute of standard band and orchestral usage. These 24 original pieces along with more than 70 scenic color photos offer a circle tour of sites large and small in the Four Corners states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.


Summer of the Flute Player

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Story by Andrea Matthews
Read by Brian Rockholt
With Native flute music composed and performed by Andrea Matthews
Playing time: 1hr 15 minutes

“When he opened his eyes again, Danny stared up at the sandstone ceiling of his little cave. The rock was only a few inches from his face, and with his eyesight now adjusted to the darkness, Danny saw something that made him gasp…”

It’s summer vacation, and the Keegan family has left Seattle to explore the American Southwest. For twelve-year-old Danny, the trip is not just an adventure through desert and stone, but a quest for answers about one of history’s favorite musical mysteries. Woven into the story is the popular and haunting Native American flute, with melodies, descriptions and even a brief flute lesson. Join Mom, Dad, Danny, and little sister Lisa as they experience Bryce Canyon, Moab, Canyon de Chelly, Petrified Forest National Park and the Grand Canyon on a light-hearted excursion into the magic and grandeur of the American Southwest.

Andrea Matthews is a writer, composer and performer living in Port Angeles, Washington. Classically trained on the transverse silver flute, her passion for the Native American flute began in 2003 during a driving tour of the United States which took her to the Southwest. There she acquired her first Native flute and launched into a schedule of composing and performing that has prompted annual trips to the Southwest and beyond.

Brian Rockholt has an extensive background in musical performance and stage presentation. He has served as musician and announcer for official military affairs both in the United States and abroad. His percussion accompaniments to Andrea’s music can be heard on her recordings as well as in live concerts.