I've tried different transverse flutes and fifes with no success. I know it's me. I'm no musician. In fact, I joked with my wife that if I could actually play a song (a recognizable song as opposed to those random jazzy exercises!) within the month, it would justify my getting the walking stick. Well within the week, I was able to play what I remember from the Kung Fu theme, and Amazing Grace from the song book that you offer. The explanation on blowing notes was key!