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Finger Fitness by Stefan AlbrechtFlute Method Book
Finger Fitness contains the first comprehensive systemization of flute fingering patterns. The basic patterns of common fingering sequences are filtered out from over 700 possible note combinations. The aim is to practice these elemental sequences of finger movements following a similar method to that used in sports training. Exercises for scales and arpeggios then follow beginning with individual fingers and then incorporating the whole hand. "Fit for Major and Minor" contains exercises for all keys, and the sections "Building Up Individual Movements" contain all difficult flute fingering combinations arranged systematically. In a separate chapter the question "Why difficult passages are difficult" is answered on the basis of the physiology of motion, and the process of how to work on selected examples from the flute repertoire is demonstrated in "Finger Action Training."
Contents:Introduction -The structure of "Finger Fitness" How to practice with "Finger Fitness"Practice tips
Fit for Major and Minor - Exercises in All Keys - Examples of exercises; C and a; G and e; D and b; A and f#; E and c#; B and g#; F#/Gb and d#/eb; Db and bb; AB and f; Eb and c; Bb and g; F and d)
Exercises using the complete range of the flute -Building up finger patterns in the right handBuilding up finger patterns in the left handWarmin-up trainingSpecial Exercises - How to avoid "intermediate notes"Register changesRegister changes - playing with sung notesStaccato exercisesWhy Difficult Passages are DifficultHow to Practice Difficult PassagesFinger Motion in Flute PlayingSummary of Fingering PatternsAppendix - Intervals arranged according to fingering patternsFingering Chart