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The Gilbert Legacy

Methods, Exercises and Techniques for the Flutist

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“Don't miss this!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This is such an interesting and valuable book which no flute player should miss. In this comprehensive guide to the methods of one of the greatest flute teachers, no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of acquiring everything you need to be an all round player. The clarity of the layout makes it an easy volume to navigate. There are few books that set out so clearly the problem and the solution. Want to know about vibrato? Go to page 90! Warming up? Page 71. Every section has nuggets of information which can be easily understood and used in a variety of different situations. Topics such as 'Organizing practice' have since been adopted and adapted by countless great players. The photographs do look a little old-fashioned but the exercises and illustrations of their application are forever enduring and this is definitely a book that is as relevant now as it always has been. Don't miss it!

From the Publisher

"The author of The Gilbert Legacy studied under Geoffrey Gilbert and carried out extensive research during the writing of this book. The purpose is to present the teaching concepts and methods of this prominent teacher and player, and the resulting work provides a compendium of information suited to the intermediate and advanced player seeking a more natural and logical approach to playing the flute. In addition, fundamental and beginning concepts are introduced which have proven beneficial to flautists of all ages. Topics covered include embouchure, vibrato, practising techniques and the life of Geoffrey Gilbert." - Angelita Floyd


  1. The Life of Geoffrey Gilbert
  2. Introduction to Gilbert's Teaching
  3. Principles of Fundamental Technique
  4. Breathing, Blowing and Breath Control
  5. Embouchure
  6. Technique of Sound
  7. Expressive Nuances of Sound: Dynamics, Tone, Color and Vibrato
  8. Articulation
  9. Techniques for Practicing
  10. Conclusion

Item Details

Category: Flute Technique Manuals
Publisher: Winzer Press
Publisher's reference: 44523785
Our Stock Code: 986236
Media Type: Paperback (150 pages [score])

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