Flute Primer is a beginner's guide to the flute that is especially useful for the trial or rental period. The emphasis of this book is on the establishment and development of sound fundamental skills including the embouchure (lip position), tone production, and other basic techniques. The text begins with a fingering chart followed by a photo essay on the assembly and care of your instrument. Hand, sitting, and embouchure positions are all carefully described and illustrated. Through photographs and diagrams, each natural note in the middle range of the flute is introduced. As in most introductory Mel Bay method books, elements of note reading and music theory are introduced as required by the book's elementary level repertoire. This approach provides the essential ingredients for making music at the beginning level without overwhelming the student. The beginning student will enjoy progressing through this gently nurturing introducing method while establishing a sound technical foundation. This simple method is ideal for young children who will love the bigger notes.