How to Play the Flute Everything You Need to Know to Play the Flute

ISBN-10: 0312288611
ISBN-13: 9780312288617
Edition: N/A
Authors: Howard Harrison
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Description: How to Play the Flute is a new kind of flute tutor. It combines over fifty carefully selected musical pieces with illustrations, diagrams, and text to give students a full, clear explanation of the basics of flute playing. Progressing in easy  More...

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Book details

List price: $12.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 2/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

How to Play the Flute is a new kind of flute tutor. It combines over fifty carefully selected musical pieces with illustrations, diagrams, and text to give students a full, clear explanation of the basics of flute playing. Progressing in easy stages, How to Play the Flute takes one from simple melodies to the music of Bach and Scott Joplin. How to Play the Flute covers all the basics, including: · Purchasing and caring for your instrument · Reading music · Breathing techniques · Improving tone

Howard Harrison was born on the outskirts of London, and now lives with his wife in Australia in a small country town in western New South Wales. Howard has lived in many parts of the world, gaining experience in various occupations including successful self employed businessman, soldier, public speaker, entertainer, senior executive and small business educator. Howard has worked with many governments at all levels, and enjoys a healthy cynicism of bureaucratic and political systems. Howard has authored six detective fiction novels featuring the main character of his Detective Chief Inspector Harrigan. While continuing to write the Harrigan series, in a determined effort to ensure his mind and stories remain fresh, he made the conscious decision to venture into a different genre. He chose fantasy not only because of the freedom of expression it provides, but also the opportunity for a hint of social commentary without the bias, anger and narrow-mindedness so common in today's society. Further information about the author can be found at www.howardharrison.com

Introduction
Basics
Your flute
How the flute makes a sound
Shaping the air-jet
Making the first sound
Breathing
How music is written down
Reading music
Holding the flute
Fingering diagrams
Playing the flute
The note B
The note A
The note G
The slur
The notes C, F
The note B[Flat](A[Sharp])
Centreing the flute
The note F[Sharp](G[Flat])
Tonguing
The note E
The tie
The notes D, low D
Some help with the lower notes
The notes low C[Sharp](D[Flat]), low C
The notes E[Flat](D[Sharp]), low E[Flat](D[Sharp])
More tone improvement
The note C[Sharp](D[Flat])
The note G[Sharp](A[Flat])
A recap on tone quality
The second register
The notes E, F (second register)
The notes F[Sharp](G[Flat]), G, G[Sharp](A[Flat]), A (second register)
Harmonics
Staccato
Dynamics
The notes A[Sharp](B[Flat]), B, C, C[Sharp](D[Flat]) (second register), D, D[Sharp](E[Flat]), E (third register)
Going on
Where to go from here
Unfamiliar rhythms
Vibrato
Some special effects
Musical terms
Fingering chart

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