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Techniques of Flute Playing Book 2


  • Editor's Choice

Our Description

Editor's Choice
Also available: Techniques of Flute Playing Book 1
This is a comprehensive book on contemporary techniques, dealing with standard effects such as note bending and harmonics but also delving further into topics such as tongue rams, microtonal scales and fourth octave trills. There are comprehensive fingering charts including those for bisbigliando and the CD includes demonstrations of each technique on each instrument. The only problem is that you are constantly referred back to Book 1 (based on the C Flute).

Following on the great success of the first volume, this second book systematically explains the full technical and timbral potential of the piccolo, also and bass flutes. The techniques are presented with instructive examples from the modern flute repertoire that also serve to illustrate peculiarities of notation. Useful tips for practising are presented as an aid to performance.

The CD allows you to compare your playing with recordings by Carin Levine. The volume is an indispensable and practical tool for composers, performers and teachers.

  • Comprehensive and systematic presentation of all relevant techniques for playing contemporary music on the piccolo, alto and bass flutes
  • Clear explanations of timbral peculiarities
  • Helpful suggestions for experimentation
  • CD with recorded examples
  • Illustrative musical examples with excerpts from contemporary works
  • Previously tested on all standard models of piccolo, alto and bass flutes
  • German and English text
Difficulty guide: 9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Flute Study Books
Publisher: Bärenreiter
Publisher's reference: BVK1788
Our Stock Code: 1027556
Media Type: Paperback (124 pages [score])