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The Flutist's Handbook: The Art of Staying in Shape

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From the Publisher

This book is meant for professionals, students and amateur flutists alike. I offer it to all as a companion that invites more pleasure and vitalilty into our daily practice. It is my firm belief that by aligning ourselves with our love of music and it's energizing patterns each day - from the very first moment we pick up the instrument - we will bring more ease and focus into our lifelong task of staying in shape. This in turn will support the heightened inspiration we want to take into rehearsals and performances. Enjoy!

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


  • Part I. Twenty-Four Détaché Warm-Ups

    1. For Single Tonguing
    2. For Single Tonguing .
    3. For Single and Double Tonguing
    4. For Single Tonguing 14 5. For Single Tonguing
    5. For Double Tonguing
    6. For Single and Double Tonguing
    7. For Single and Double Tonguing
    8. For Double Tonguing
    9. For Single and Double Tonguing
    10. For Double Tonguing
    11. For Double Tonguing
    12. For Double Tonguing/“Bariolage”
    13. For Double Tonguing/Tremolando
    14. For Double Tonguing/“Toccata”
    15. For Double Tonguing
    16. For Double Tonguing
    17. For Double Tonguing
    18. For Double Tonguing/Tremolando
    19. For Double Tonguing/Tremolando
    20. For Double Tonguing/Tremolando
    21. For Triple Tonguing
    22. For Triple Tonguing/Tremolando
    23. For Triple Tonguing/Tremolando

    Part II. Fifteen Legato Warm-Ups

    1. “Reaching Out” (To Open the Tone, Bottom to Top)
    2. “Cécile” A (Legato Warm-up for the Middle Register)
    3. “Cécile” B (Legato Warm-up for the Middle Register)
    4. “Sunrise” (For the Middle Register)
    5. “Norwegian Warm-Up” (To Open the Upper Register)
    6. “Leipzig” (For the Middle Register)
    7. “Hymn to Nature” (For the Middle Register)
    8. “Going Deeper” (To Open the Middle and Lower Registers)
    9. “Giant Steps” (For Wide Intervals, Sostenuto)
    10. “Aubade” (For the Middle Register, Sostenuto)
    11. “Stretching” (For Wide Intervals, Sostenuto)
    12. “Posthorn” (For Tone and Expression)
    13. “Good Connections” (For Wide Intervals/Piano, Legato Sostenuto)
    14. “Berceuse” (For Control and Flexibility in the Upper Register)
    15. “Making Seamless Connections” (For Control in the Upper     Register/Piano, Sostenuto)
    16. “Rêverie” (For the Upper Register/Piano, Sostenuto)

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Flute Technique Books
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Publisher's reference: WF230
Our Stock Code: 1434576
Media Type: Paperback (144 pages [score])