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Illustrated Fluteplaying, 3rd (revised) editionby Robin Soldan and Jeanie MellershPublished by London Minstead
This book is intended for flute players of all ages and standards who want a clear guide to the basics of tone and technique, and who are keen to improve their sound. It can be used as a companion to good flute lessons and methods, helping to prevent those all too common "bad habits" of blowing, breathing and technique which are often very difficult to eradicate later on.
Illustrated Fluteplaying, now in a third revised edition, is a true classic. The new edition contains a number of important improvements and clarifications. All these ar the result of Robin Soldan's continuingly widening experience. As well as teaching the best young flute players in Britian, Robin has ongoing discussions of flute technique and the contents of this book with flute teachers and players of all levels and with the world's leading flute experts. Throughout Illustrated Fluteplaying, hundreds of sensitively drawn and anatomically accurate pictures explain the details of flute playing in a way that makes it come alive. This is combined with a marvellous sense of fun, making Illustrated Fluteplaying a magical book. Illustrated Fluteplaying is a must for practising flute players, students, teachers and those who are teaching themselves. It has also proved a boon to general woodwind teachers who are not experts on the flute. It features:- A superbly illustrated discussion of the basics of fluteplaying bringing the subject immediately to life.- Detailed descriptions and pictures of breathing, tonguing, vibrato, tuning and advanced techniques giving a new sense of clarity to the most difficult topics.- A picture for every point to be taught or remembered.- A comprehensive index, making it an ideal reference book.