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The Flute and Flute-Playing

  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“The Boehm flute in all its glory!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]
This is a book for all those interested in the Boehm flute from the person who invented it. It lists everything you ever wanted to know. He describes aspects such as his first experiments, mathematical calculations, and essential maintenance before turning his attention to how to play the instrument. This is the Boehm flute in all its glory - essential reading if you are a real 'flute-nut'!


  • Part One - the Flute
    • Introduction
    • The Acoustical Proportions of the Flute
    • Explanation of the Schema
    • The Material
    • The System of Fingering
    • Tables of Fingering
    • Description of the Key Mechanism
    • Care of the Mechanism
    • Treatment of the Flute in General
    • On the Blowing of New Flutes
    • The Embouchure
    • The Bass Flute in G
  • Part Two - Flute Playing
    • The Development of Tone
    • Finger Exercises
    • The Methdo of Practicing
    • Musical Interpreation
    • Conclusion
  • Part Three - Appendix
    • Biographical Notes
    • Price List of Flutes
    • List of Boehm's Musical Compositions
    • Short List of Books on the Flute

Item Details

Category: Flute Technique Manuals
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publisher's reference: 0486212599
Our Stock Code: 930024
Media Type: Paperback