“Something to think about!”
This is an interesting book. Subtitled "Improve Your Playing", it covers all the basic technical requirements needed to play the flute successfully. There are 12 chapters in all, starting with 'Morning Calibrations - finding your sound centre' and finishing with 'Performing - prepare for performance, and beat those nerves!'. Sound, fingers, articulation, tone colour, vibrato and breathing are commonly covered in most books of this ilk but sections such as 'Projecting and Enriching - create a more professional sound for performance' give this one an extra dimension. There is a 30 minute warm-up plan for general improvement and a 10 minute plan for fitting in practice 'on the go'. You might not agree with everything but it will certainly give you something to think about!
From the Publisher
Compiling the author’s exercises into a comprehensive 'method' for continual self-improvement, ‘Improve Your Flute Playing’ features twelve chapters of musical exercises, as well as written instructions and lots of hints and tips. There are clear explanations to help you practice, whether you have lots of time or just a few minutes in a day, providing ideas to intensively address developing your flute-playing techniques.
Improve Your Flute Playing’ can be used by individuals with any level of experience.
- Morning Calibration
- Sound exercises and breathing
- Projecting and Enriching
- Tone Colours
- Fast Fingers
- Tonguing and Articulation
- Rhythmic exercises
- Practise Well and Express Yourself