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The Simple Flute from A to Z [Hardback]

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“A wonderful book!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]
From the cartoon sketch on the front cover to the last entry  'Zeal in form of Conclusion', this dictionary of flute playing is a wonderful book to have on your shelf. Dry and dusty it isn't. Written in the first person singular, it is more a reflection on the views of this great master set out in an alphabetical list than a reference book. There are musical examples, instrumental diagrams, fingering charts for every eventuality and special boxes which sum up 'in a nutshell' and cross reference. His knowledge is immense and his experience vast which, when coupled with his lovely personal style of writing,  make this a 'must -have' buy.

From the Publisher

Drawing from his highly praised French work, Une simple flute, distinguished flutist and teacher Michel Debost has compiled a useful and imaginative introduction to playing the flute. This alphabetically arranged compendium of advice and insight covers essential topics such as breathing, articulation, and tone, but also explores "jawboning," "finger phrasing," "the little devils," and other quirky and vexing aspects of flute playing.

Full of practical advice on technique and axioms that lend moral support during tough practice sessions, The Simple Flute will be a welcome addition to any serious or novice flutist's library. In addition, the book includes original exercises such as "Debost's Scale Game," making it an excellent resource for flute teachers. Debost concludes each essay with "In a nutshell" and "Please refer to" boxes that make the book easy to browse, dog-ear, and return to again and again. Offering concise, common-sense solutions for flutists of all levels, this book is an ideal reference guide on flute performance.

Item Details

Category: Flute Technique Manuals
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publisher's reference: 9780195145212
Our Stock Code: 968836
Media Type: Hardback

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