Learn to Read and Write Nakai Tablature for the Native American Flute

About Learn to Read and Write Nakai Tablature for the Native American Flute

Numerous songs are annotated in a system created by R. Carlos Nakai. Learn where to find the music, how the system works, and even how to write your own song using this system. Understanding Nakai tab will give you a new lens through with you can choose music that will make sense.

We will be using Ami’s book, “Learn to Play the Native American Style Flute: Discover Your Heartsong,” which is available on Amazon for just $9.99. It is best to have your copy of the printed book or ebook prior to the first class in this series.

Week One

• Overview of Nakai Tab
• Basic musical notation
• Bottom hand notes
• Written exercise
• Online resources

Week Two

• Review
• Top hand notes
• Written exercise

Week Three

• Musical notation review
• Both top and bottom hand notes
• Written exercise

Week Four

• Write a 2-line song
• Written exercise
• The extended scale

This class is limited to 20 students.

Age Range

Adults

Skill Level

Intermediate, having been through the Beginner Course for Native American Flute.


$99.00
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When

The class will meet for four weekly 55-min live online sessions on Thursdays at 11 am ET | 8 am PT on the schedule below. The first session is on May 2.

May
2nd
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM EDT
Learn to Read and Write Nakai Tablature for the Native American Style Flute
Ami Sarasvati
May
9th
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM EDT
Learn to Read and Write Nakai Tablature for the Native American Style Flute
Ami Sarasvati
May
16th
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM EDT
Learn to Read and Write Nakai Tablature for the Native American Style Flute
Ami Sarasvati
May
23rd
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM EDT
Learn to Read and Write Nakai Tablature for the Native American Style Flute
Ami Sarasvati

How It Works

Students can connect to the online platform using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.

Book 1:1 online lessons with Ami Sarasvati on their Lessonface profile.

Ami Sarasvati

Ami Sarasvati

Native American Style Flute Teacher *2020-2023* Teacher of the Year for Native American Style Flute*


Students Say

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Christine G. on March 16, 2022
Class: Learn to Play the Native American Flute: Introductory Course

So happy that I took Amy's beginners NAF class. The first lesson made it worth my while and the rest were gravy. I successfully close the finger holes and no longer squeak or whistle my way when playing. Signed up for intermediate lessons. Thanks, Amy for your kind and thorough approach.


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Gail H. on March 5, 2022
Class: Musician's Heart Journey

This course was more than I expected. I don't consider myself to be that musical, but having picked up the Native American Flute in my 50s and found Ami as my instructor, I was curious about this other course she offered. The insightful part for me was that Ami combines her musical expertise and her experience and training in guided journaling to help uncover some things that can keep us from a full expression of our musical selves. An ah-ha for me came when I realized an early memory of my own was playing the piano by ear as a kid. It was fun for me and I was uninhibited…until an older neighbor boy made a comment to my parents that I was "entertaining the neighborhood." Our piano lived in the garage, my own little amphitheater. Once I realized that, my shy introverted self all but stopped playing. I'd never have thought of that as a possible influence when I picked up a flute 40 years later, enchanted by its soulful tones and connection to my home in the Southwest. But then I couldn't look past a pattern I'd missed, realizing that I was only practicing my flute in those stolen moments when even my very supportive husband wasn't home. You may not find me perched atop the Boynton canyon "entertaining the neighborhood" with my flute, but in bringing that old imprint into the light, I feel free of it should i choose to. All of that from just one of these lessons in this program. Come in with an open mind and heart and see what unfolds for you. Wherever you are on your journey and whatever role music may have in your life, I bet you'll walk away with a deeper understanding and greater appreciation for the layers of richness it adds to your world.


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Cathie D. on February 23, 2022
Class: Musician's Heart Journey

LOVED this class. Ami has orgnized things so there is not a moment wasted. I now have new skills for journaling that are going to change everything for me. I am really looking forward to learning the last piece of this program and then to move forward with what I'm sure will be amazing tools to work with.


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Debbie . on February 23, 2022
Class: Musician's Heart Journey

Ami is an amazing Native American flute player and teacher. She really draws you into the program and goes deep into the learning. I love having classes with her I started with her in 2014 And I am fortunate to be training with her again.


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Verified Student on February 19, 2022
Class: Learn to Play the Native American Flute: Introductory Course

Excellent


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jerry on February 18, 2022
Class: Learn to Play the Native American Flute: Introductory Course

great start


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Jerry R. on January 31, 2022
Class: Learn to Play the Native American Flute: Introductory Course

Great, gave me a huge amount of self confidence. Looking forward to learn as much as possible. Thank you


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Joyce K. on January 15, 2022
Class: Learn to Play the Native American Flute: Introductory Course

I understand so much more then I never imagined. Much of my confusion is clearing, just have to practice, practice, practice...put the miles on to hear the sweetness that is possible.


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Verified Student on May 31, 2022

Excellent class which helped solidify the foundation to playing the flute and enjoying it more.

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