Dictionary for the Modern Flutist
Scarecrow Press
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A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist presents clear and concise definitions of more that 1,500 common flute-related terms that a player of the Boehm-system flute could encounter. Fully illustrated with more that 100 images, the entries contain descriptions of words related to all aspects of the flute: flute types, parts, repair, history, and music books; playing techniques; acoustics; articulations; intonation; common ornaments; flutemaking; and more. Susan J Maclagan has thoroughly researched and classified each term, including important flute words that have caused confusion or have not been clearly defined previously, listing them alphabetically with concise, in-depth definitions. Carefully labeled illustrations for may flute types, parts, mechanisms, and accessories, help make the definitions easier to visualize. The entries also include brief biographies of more than fifty significant names in the flute community worldwide. Several appendixes provide further information on such subjects as flute classifications, types of modern Boehm-system flutes and their parts, key and tone hole names, head joint options, and orchestra and opera audition excerpts.