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Alto Flute Method

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From the Publisher

The Alto Method includes sections on tone development, improving breath control, low flutes scales, etudes for tone and technique, alternate fingerings, recommended repertoire, performance aids, and links to a list of repair people to name a few!

Here is what people have to say about the Alto Method:

"Outstanding, concise and incredibly productive. A method book that truly makes a difference." Peter Sheridan

"Read it cover to cover the day it arrived! Excellent job and a true service to the flute world." Debra Silvert

"Bravo! I can’t wait to dig in. This is exciting!" Wendy Webb Kumer

"You are a real champion of the low flutes and an inspiration for so many of us. This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in exploring the exciting and ever-expanding world of low flutes!!" Sharyn Byer

"From the day I received Chris Potter’s newly published Alto Flute Method I saw the immediate value of having essential daily exercises for warm up, tone, breath control, scales for low flutes, etudes all in one concise book, along with Dr. Potter’s wit and wisdom to zero in on developmental areas specific to the alto flute. I will be using this book every time I pick up my alto!" Elaine McAnelly

Finalist, Flute Methods category, National Flute Association (USA) Newly Published Music Competition 2017

Difficulty guide: 6-7
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


Topics covered:

  • Assembling the Alto
  • Tuning
  • Tone Development
  • Improving Breath Control
  • Articulation
  • Scales BeLow
  • Tone Studies
  • Technique Etudes
  • Alternate Fingerings
  • Transposing
  • Instrument Recommendations
  • Arranging/Composing
  • Vibrato
  • Repertoire
  • Tips for buying an Alto Flute
  • Choosing a Curved or Straight Headjoint
  • Switching Between Alto and Other Flutes
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Alto Flute Repair People
  • Performance Aids
  • Helpful Reference Books
  • Bonus Answers!

Item Details


  • Part 1: Alto Flute
Category: Unaccompanied Alto Flute Music
Publisher: Christine Potter
Our Stock Code: 1398038
Media Type: Paperback (39 pages [score])

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