- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company Inc; 2nd edition (31 Dec. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0882844490
- ISBN-13: 978-0882844497
- Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 31.1 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,418,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Modern Guide to Fingerings for the Flute Paperback – 31 Dec 1998
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One of the most complete guides for the flute ever published! Covers basic fingerings, trills, tremolos (3rds through octaves), quarter-tones, multiphonics. A unique reference book for studio and classroom by James J. Pellerite, Professor of Flute, Indiana University.
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An advanced flutist has reached that performance level because of the extreme sensitivity with which all facets of flute technique have been applied. Read the first page
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The guidebook is beginner friendly in the visual representation of the fingerings, but goes far beyond what is available in most fingering guides found in flute pedagogical texts, giving the flutist essential information to allow you to achieve any technique a composer could write for you to play and allow you to reach the highest levels of achievement on the flute.
It includes the basic fingerings for the full range of the flute, with multiple fingerings and concise explanations of the differences and advantages of those fingerings and how they are best used. Beginning flutists will also find trill fingerings especially helpful.
Beyond the basics, James Pellerite covers tremolos: the major and minor thirds, perfect fourths and tritones, perfect fifths, sixths, sevenths, and octaves. There is a chapter on altered fingerings - fingerings that can be used to deliberately change flute timbre, transparency, raise pitch, and aid with playing in extreme dynamics. These can add greatly to the flutist's tools for interpreting of music.
There are fingerings for quarter tone and quarter tone trills, which can open many doors for playing music by contemporary composers and playing world music. Also, for the flutist interested in pursuing multiphonics, there is an extensive section for playing 2, 3 or 4 note chords on the flute.
A Modern Guide to Fingerings for the Flute is written very intelligently and concisely. James Pellerite gives you a deep understanding of fingering technique with an economy of words. This is of great importance for performing musicians who are seeking information and don't want to be distracted by wordy or lengthy discussions.
If you are serious about the flute, A Modern Guide to Fingerings for the Flute is an essential tool.
Karen Stafford, Editor of Flutes and Flute Playing for Suite 101.
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