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The Other Flute: A Performance Manual of Contemporary Techniques

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  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“The original and definitive!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

Robert Dick is the real deal in terms of contemporary flute techniques and this original and definitive guide is totally comprehensive. There is a great deal of explanatory text about each topic and an enormous number of fingering charts to illustrate the points made. There are 35 pages of multiphonic fingerings and 9 different ways of playing E for example, which tells you just how much information there is here. There are succinct descriptions of other skills such as jet whistles and whisper tones which are also valuable. Even if you are not fully engaged with this type of playing, just having a go will improve your embouchure flexibilty and you might even get hooked! For those who love it this book is all you need. If you can master everything suggested here no piece will ever scare you again!

From the Publisher

Regarded as the definitive reference work for flutists and composers. A comprehensive presentation of the flute’s sonic possibilities, including multiphonics, alternate fingerings, quartertones and smaller microtones, natural harmonics, glissandi, whispertones, percussive sonorities, jet whistles, a discussion of techniques for piccolo, alto and bass flutes and more.

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


  1. The Traditional Flute
    • Mechanics of the Boehm Flute
    • Different Varieties of Concert Flute
    • Fourth Octave Pitches
    • The Piccolo, Alto and Bass Flutes
    • Traditional Flute Writing
  2. Single Sounds
    • Tone Coloration:
      • Natural Harmonics
      • Fingerings of Pitches in the Chromatic Scale
    • Microtones
      • Quarter-tone Scales for Closed and Open-hole Flutes
      • Microtonal Segments
      • Microtonal Scale for all Flutes
    • Glissandi
  3. Multiple Sonorities:
    • Multiple Sonorities Based on Natural Harmonics
    • Multiple Sonorities Based on Fingerings of Pitches in the Chromatic Scale
    • Multiple Sonorities Based on the Microtonal Segments
  4. Other Resources:
    •  Flutter Tonguing
    • Percussive Sounds
    • Pitch Bending
    • Whisper Tones and Residual Tones
    • Jet Whistles
    • Singing and Playing Simultaneously
    • Circular Breathing
    • Other Resources;

Item Details

Category: Flute Technique Manuals
Publisher: Multiple Breath Music
Publisher's reference: HL00040113
Our Stock Code: 971423
Media Type: Paperback (144 pages [score])

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