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Flute Technique - Gareth Morris

Paperback Published: 12th December 1991
ISBN: 9780193184329
Number Of Pages: 76

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This book by the former Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music (1945-1985) and Principal Flute of the Philharmonia Orchestra (1949-1972) is designed for professional and amateur alike. It contains detailed instructions for sound production, breath control, intonation, tonguing, and dynamics and offers sound advice on phrasing, tone, vibrato, and orchestral playing. There are annotated fingering charts showing normal fingerings, alternative fingerings, and trill fingerings, and a concise account of the history of the instrument. There is a useful repertory list and an appendix by Sebastian Bell (Principal Flute of the London Sinfonietta and current Professor of Flute at the RAM) describing avant-garde techniques.

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'The book offers a wide-ranging summary of flute technique 'for both professional and amateur flute players' ... its very controversial style encourages experienced teachers and players to think a little more about their own assumptions. Certainly there are useful pointers in the book that may remind one of the importance of a good fundamental technique when playing the instrument.' Rupert Sherwood, International Journal of Music, Number 20, 1992

Introductionp. vii
The History of the Flutep. 1
The Old Flutep. 1
The Development of the Baroque Instrumentp. 1
The Flute in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuriesp. 3
The New Flute: Theobald Boehmp. 5
His Experiments and First Improvementsp. 5
The Final 1847 Modelp. 6
Later Modifications and Additionsp. 7
The Technique of Playing the Flutep. 9
The Acoustics of the Instrumentp. 9
First Principlesp. 11
Assembling the Parts of the Flutep. 11
Fingering and Sound Production of the First Registerp. 11
Fingering and Sound Production of the Second and Third Registersp. 17
Breath Controlp. 21
Intonationp. 22
Embouchure Controlp. 22
The Cork in the Headjointp. 25
The Tonguep. 29
Dynamicsp. 31
Annotated Fingering Chartsp. 35
Preferred Fingeringsp. 35
Allowed Alternativesp. 35
Trillsp. 39
Positions of the Embouchure in the Three Registers and in the Two Breaksp. 39
Stylep. 46
Phrasing: the Means of Controlling itp. 46
Tonep. 47
Variety of Nuance and the Influence of Music upon itp. 47
Vibratop. 48
The Practice of Scales. Arpeggios, and Exercisesp. 49
For the Embouchurep. 49
For the Fingers and Tonguep. 50
The Technique of Orchestral Playingp. 52
Repertoirep. 55
Solo Musicp. 56
Chamber Musicp. 60
Studiesp. 62
Avant-garde Techniques--Sebastian Bellp. 63
Bibliographyp. 69
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ISBN: 9780193184329
ISBN-10: 019318432X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 76
Published: 12th December 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.6 x 12.3  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.25