A fund of wisdom and know how is contained in this excellent book. It contains the most sensible advice about how to choose a flute that I have seen. Mr. Wye offers his particular philosophy of how to set about acquiring a serviceable flute technique, but this will not suit everybody. There is a veritable fund of practical advice on flute tuning. For example, it is simply a fact that many flutes have a sharp C sharp, and two solutions are offered without moving the tonehole to effectively improve this. It is far better than simply putting up with it! Some detail of the section about adjusting the flute is sadly lacking. There is no clear explanation of both over and underadjusting the connections to the 'slave ' keys - only underadjustment is mentioned. The section on double action is misleading as regards to the correct solution, which is usually to do with the rise of the keys as well as the correct adjustment of the connections. The tuning section should be compulsory study material for all music college students. That said, it is a pity that some errors have crept in. The diagram, showing 'octave length', marks the wrong place for the left hand end point of the air column, and the explanation in the summary of the results when open hole keywork is put onto a scale intended for closed hole keywork is the wrong way about. As he explains earlier, that will sharpen the notes under each of the perforated keys, not flatten them. Reading Mr. Wye's book, I could not help wondering if just occasionally, he deliberately sets out to make the reader think hard - and that can be no bad thing.