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Publishing Proposals

The following titles are available for licensing. They are all print ready and feature the unique illustration style of Matt Bridges. No copyright clearances are required, except for that of the author, Andrew Scott.

I have been using the books successfully in my classrooms for several years, and children love them.

Let's Play Recorder

A 32 page, fully illustrated introduction to playing the Recorder for children aged between 6 and 11. Features easy-to-read alpha-notation, and includes fingering diagrams, music theory and a short quiz.

Every song and exercise is recorded at a slow tempo that is easy for children to keep up with.

Already on the market, Let's Play Recorder has nearly sold out of its first print run of 1000 copies.

Works in Progress

Let's Play Clarinet

A 60 page, fully illustrated introduction to playing the Clarinet for children aged between 6 and 11. Features easy-to-read alpha-notation, and includes fingering diagrams, music theory and a short quiz.

Every song and exercise is recorded at a slow tempo that is easy for children to keep up with.

Let's Play Flute

An 80 page, fully illustrated introduction to playing the Flute for children aged between 6 and 11. Features easy-to-read alpha-notation, and includes fingering diagrams, music theory and a short quiz.

Every song and exercise is recorded at a slow tempo that is easy for children to keep up with.

Here's what some teachers think of the method:

Hi Andrew,
Thanks very much for your book, I am using it at the moment with a beginner and she loves all the pictures plus the note names in the note heads. I will definitely recommend your book to my next young beginner.
Kind regards,
Ginette Carrard

Hi Andrew,
Let's Play Flute is wonderful, my students are really enjoying it and I find the coloured pictures and images appealing to them.
Thank you!
Alana Freeman

Hi Andrew,
This follow up has reminded me that I never sent an email of thanks. It's been going down a treat and even my daughter who is at Grade 3 level loves just sitting and playing when she's looking for a rest from all of the band music she must do!
Thanks for this.
Eliza Davenport

Let's Play Saxophone

A 60 page, fully illustrated introduction to playing the Saxophone for children aged between 6 and 11. Features easy-to-read alpha-notation, and includes fingering diagrams, music theory and a short quiz.

Every song and exercise is recorded at a slow tempo that is easy for children to keep up with.

The above series of books and CDs is designed for children aged between six and eleven who wish to learn to play musical instruments, namely clarinet, flute, recorder and saxophone. The series, titled Let’s Play Clarinet, Let’s Play Flute, etc, is designed to be used by teachers with beginner students, either in group or individual lessons. Within each instrumental set there are two or three volumes of around 40 –50 pages each. A CD accompanies every book.

There is enough material in each set for about 12-18 months of tuition, at which point students will be able to play a large number of well-known tunes within the range of just over an octave.

I wish to license the copyrights exclusively. I own all the rights to the text, layout and the illustrations, so there is no artist’s interest to consider. All of the well-known songs are in the public domain, but with fresh arrangements by myself. I can supply a print-ready PDF and CD master.

The main points of difference between the Let's Play series and competing titles are:

    • The music notation features an alpha-note font, meaning that letter names are printed inside note-heads. This enables students to learn to play faster, since they don't have to simultaneously absorb information about learning to read conventional notation;
    • The audio backing tracks play at a student-friendly tempo of 60 to 80 beats per minute. Nearly all other methods leave students behind because their tempos are too fast.
    • Each set features dual terminology, both American and English style;
    • Having taught in classrooms for many years, using drafts of my methods, I have become even more familiar with students’ reactions to the material, and have carefully improved on my previous works to deliver methods that are both efficient and entertaining.

As far as their position in the market place is concerned, these titles are aimed at the entry-level student, where demand for this type of material is greatest. The titles work fine for both individual and group tuition of the same instruments. They are not intended for mixed instrumental groups, although I could adapt them if you were interested in that. Most buying decisions at this level are made by teachers of the instrument for which the book is directed. Once teachers are is convinced of the merit of the series they usually remain loyal to it, and generate repeat sales for many years, without the need for further advertising. There is another smaller segment of sales that are attributable to parent decisions. I believe these would account for about 10-20% of the total sales figures.

The sales potential for these titles is considerable, and I make that claim on the basis of my experience writing for the Australian publisher, Koala Publications. As a co-writer of several of their highly successful Progressive Methods for Young Beginners, I regularly earned royalties of $45,000 per year, which were derived from sales of around 90,000 copies per year of 23 different titles. You can see examples of my previous work by Googling “Andrew Scott Progressive.

These new titles are the result of years of experience and offer the latest techniques and guidance so are a natural replacement for and evolution of my previous work.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Andrew Scott

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