25 Studies for Flute
- Staff Pick
Approved Exam Music
Recommended for the following exam grade(s):
Grades: 4, 5, 6
These 25 'Etudes Celebres' by Louis Drouet are marvellous! For a start they are all tuneful which makes them much more approachable and easier to practice. Each one has a moderate technical challenge which can be anything from fingerwork to articulation or, if you are playing the slow ones, tuning and tone control. That just about covers everything! You can adjust the speeds successfully here too as the lyricism that characterises each study ensures that sound comes first. Study 25 is a very long work-out which brings the whole book together and really tests your stamina. An added bonus is that this book works brilliantly for piccolo, alto flute and bass flute too. Now that's value!
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).