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Rue Traversière: The Flute Way Book 1
Includes CD
[Playing score(s)]

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  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“A really unusual book.”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This is book is less method, more musical philsophy and there is nothing else quite like it around at the moment. Aimed at complete beginners from the age of 7, the idea is to develop skills by processes such as singing, conducting and playing from memory, as well as those of basic instrumental technique. There is no separate flute part as the pupil is expected to understand the whole piece right from the very first lesson, and the accompaniments are designed to be player by beginners too. Starting with just the mouthpiece, relatively few notes are used in the early stages, but this increases to include some multiphonics by the end of the book.The progress is measured though, with a simple 'layering up' of skills as more notes are added.  The emphasis is on rhythmic and musical development presented in a very different way to the normal tutor book or structured album. It's not for everyone but it is certainly very interesting and a good source of supplementary material at the very least.

Difficulty guide: 1-5
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. Barrel-organ. Headjoint only
  2. Troublemaker. Headjoint only
  3. Lullaby. 2 note slurs
  4. Indian Dance. Foot percussion - 2 notes
  5. Melancholy. 2 note slurs
  6. Sorrow. 2 notes
  7. Rain. Staccato - 3 notes
  8. Cuddle. 6/8 - 3 notes
  9. Hide and Seek.  Staccato, slurs - 3 notes
  10. Barrel-organ. 3 notes
  11. Chimes. Grace notes - 3 notes + 1
  12. Strange Waltz. Changing time signature - 5 notes
  13. A Walk in the King's Wood. Work on mid-range notes C/D/E
  14. Village Fete. Rapid adjacent notes - 6 notes
  15. From the Top of the Tower. 2 note slurs. 9 notes
  16. Peasant Dance. 9 notes + 1
  17. The Little Brazilian Train. 2 multiphonics, grace notes, staccato, breathing and tongue rams. 7 notes
  18. Trumpet. 16 notes.

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Contemporary Flute and Piano Music
Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
Publisher's reference: AL29840
Volume 1 in the Rue Traversière - The Flute Way series
Our Stock Code: 1363432
Media Type: Paperback - Playing score(s); includes accompaniment CD

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