This is a collection of progressive studies for unaccompanied flute. The studies aim to explore different aspects of the flautist's technique through the grades and include a mix of articulations, speeds, time signatures and rhythms to provide a varied repertoire. Book 1 contains 30 studies.
How to Play the Flute
Author: Howard Harrison
Demonstrates fingering and breathing technique, includes practice tunes, and offers tips on improving one's performance.
The Flute Book
Author: Nancy Toff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Teachers and flutists at all levels have praised Nancy Toff'sThe Flute Book, a unique one-stop guide to the flute and its music. Organized into four main parts--The Instrument, Performance, The Music, and Repertoire Catalog--the book begins with a description of the instrument and its making, offers information on choosing and caring for a flute, sketches a history of the flute, and discusses differences between members of the flute family. In the Performance section, readers learn about breathing, tone, vibrato, articulation, technique, style, performing, and recording. In the extensive analysis of flute literature that follows, Toff places individual pieces in historical context. The book ends with a comprehensive catalog of solo and chamber repertoire, and includes appendices with fingering charts as well as lists of current flute manufacturers, repair shops, sources for flute music and books, and flute clubs and related organizations worldwide. In this Third Edition, Toff has updated the book to reflect technology's advancements--like new digital recording technology and recordings' more prevalent online availability--over the last decade. She has also accounted for new scholarship on baroque literature; recent developments such as the contrabass flute, quarter-tone flute, and various manufacturing refinements and experiments; consumers' purchase prices for flutes; and a thoroughly updated repertoire catalog and appendices.
Flute Prep Test
Publisher: ABRSM Exam Pieces
The Flute Prep Test is designed to be taken by flautists who have been learning for a few terms. Built into it are all sorts of skills, such as a sense of pitch and rhythm, controlled and even playing, accuracy and quality of tone. This book contains specially-commissioned pieces, as well as everything else needed to take the test.
Flute Grade 1
Publisher: Faber Music Limited
A collection that brings enthusiasm to learning the flute and provides an alternative for those pupils who are working towards, or have completed Grade 1. It includes pieces that offer suggested fingering, dynamics and tempo together with technical tips, performance notes and an effective piano accompaniment.
Includes an audio CD - with actual performances and backing tracks, explanatory diagrams and photographs. Each book contains: advice on the equipment you need; instructions for an effective technique and a comfortable posture; explanatory section on reading music; and more.
O'Neill's Music of Ireland
Author: CAPT. FRANCIS O'NEILL
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
A facsimile edition containing the original collection of 1,850 melodies consisting of airs, jigs, reels, hornpipes, marches, and more for fiddle
Dancing to the Flute
Author: Manisha Jolie Amin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Carving out a life for himself in a quiet village in India, street youth Kalu makes a simple flute out of a banyan tree leaf and attracts the attention of a reclusive traveling healer who sets him on a path that tests his confidence and sense of identity.
For the first time the exercises and teaching methods of world-renowned flutist William Bennett are featured in one workbook. After more than a decade of study with Bennett and many of his students, Roderick Seed has documented the tools that have made Bennett known for his ability to give the flute the depth, dignity, and grandeur of the voice or the stringed instrument. Topics range from how to overcome basic technical difficulties, such as pitch control, to the tools for phrasing, prosody, tone, and intonation needed for playing with different dynamics and ranges of expression. Advanced musicians will find useful exercises and techniques in this book that will deepen their knowledge and enjoyment of making music and help them in their quest to master the flute.
Bluegrass Flute Fun Book
Author: Larry E. Newman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
More than thirty famous bluegrass classics for the advancing flute player - includes chord changes.
The Simple Flute
Author: Michel Debost, Jeanne Debost-Roth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Drawing from his highly praised French work, Une simple flute, distinguished flutist and teacher Michel Debost has compiled a useful and imaginative introduction to playing the flute. This alphabetically arranged compendium of advice and insight covers essential topics such as breathing, articulation, and tone, but also explores "jawboning," "finger phrasing," "the little devils," and other quirky and vexing aspects of flute playing. Full of practical advice on technique and axioms that lend moral support during tough practice sessions, The Simple Flute will be a welcome addition to any serious or novice flutist's library. In addition, the book includes original exercises such as "Debost's Scale Game," making it an excellent resource for flute teachers. Debost concludes each essay with "In a nutshell" and "Please refer to" boxes that make the book easy to browse, dog-ear, and return to again and again. Offering concise, common-sense solutions for flutists of all levels, this book is an ideal reference guide on flute performance.
Fifty Fabulous Fables
Author: Suzanne I. Barchers
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Presents a collection of theater scripts based on traditional fables from around the world, grouped according to reading levels, and suggests lesson plan activities.
Flute study repertoire with supporting Simultaneous Learning elements.
Contains all the technical requirements for ABRSM Grades 1-8 and provides notes on the forms of articulation required and lists recommended speeds.
Monarch of the Flute
Author: Nancy Toff
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Barráere had a major impact on the development of the flute & flute pedagogy in the U.S. during the 20th century. This biography covers his formative years in Paris and his years with the New York Symphony & the Institute of Musical Art, where he founded the woodwind department.