Dear panflute teachers!
The idea for this music book and the "children's panflute" arose from the fundamental consideration
of how the panflute could be used in the field of musical early education. Because of their structure,
which seems logical from the point of view of visual appearance, the way the panflute works is
often intuitively understood even by children, and ideally it is played by ear, almost as if sung. In
contrast to the recorder you can do without abstract gestures, and you can react spontaneously to
what the "inner voice" is already "singing" in your head.
About a year ago, my students and I thought about the range of sounds that a panflute should have
for children in early musical education. The result, D2-G3, a range of 1 1/2 octaves that responds
relatively easily, even allows some of the pieces to be played in two different keys without the need
for extra sign. The panflute remains in its traditional key of G major.
On the CD, each piece of music is acailable twice, first the "full version" with panflute, as an
example, then the playback version without panflute, to play this part yourselves. In the canons, the
second flute is missing in the playback version. Ideally, the canons are played by at least three
students without the CD.
This sheet music is not a panflute school but only a small repertoire contribution, which should
support dedicated music teachers to include the panflute for children in the music lessons.
Further sheet music for panflute can be found here: