Our showroom is open for instrument sales by appointment.
Book an in-store or video consultation
Call Us: 020 8662 8400


The Early Flute - A Practical Guide


  • Editor's Choice

Staff Pick

“This book is for you!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - chrish@justflutes.com

How appropriate that such a wonderful player of the early flute should write such a wonderful book about it. This is a truly practical guide. The section on the development of the flute gives examples of how well known players of the day coped with and improved their instruments, together with sections on buying an instrument and taking care of it. The other sections (technique, style and case studies of particular pieces) are centred entirely on how to play. This book is extremely easy to read and had me fascinated just reading the preface. It doesn't matter whether you are an expert, a novice or just plain cynical about the whole business - this book is for you.


  1. Historical sources
  2. The development of the flute 1700 -1900
  3. Technique
  4. Style
  5. Case Studies

Appendix A: Flute treatises and tutors in chronological order

Appendix B: Fingering charts

Item Details

Category: Books on History of the Flute
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publisher's reference: 521890802
Our Stock Code: 934176
Media Type: Paperback (184 pages [score])