Baroque Flute Studies by Elizabeth Walker
In each chapter you will find:
i) Exercises for tone and intonation
ii) Studies addressing specific challenges, such as trills, finger combinations, alternative fingerings, and articulations.
iii) Extracts from pieces that explore the tonal differences in each major and minor key.
iv)Useful orchestral excerpts including most of the regularly encountered challenging J.S. Bach repertoire.
-basic guide to ornamentation
-easy to use fingering and trill charts
A ‘through the keys’ approach to baroque flute technique, with the chapters exploring the characteristic colours of each key.
As well as tone exercises, studies, solos, duets and trios, the book includes fingering and trill fingering charts, a chapter on ornamentation, and orchestral excerpts in each key, including most of the regularly encountered J.S. Bach repertoire. This book is an indispensable resource for baroque flautists as well as being a useful study book for modern flautists wishing to further explore the baroque flute repertoire.
WINNER: Best Flute Method: National Flute Association, Newly Published Music Competition 2015
“Elizabeth Walker’s book is surely destined to become standard text for any student of the baroque flute… Any student looking for an introduction to playing the traverso need look no further than Elizabeth Walker’s Baroque Flute Studies.”
—Elisabeth Hobbs, British Flute Society.
“This is a most marvellous book. Elizabeth Walker is not only an experienced performer but she also clearly knows how to pass her knowledge on to others. There is a real understanding of the subject here and this results in a book that is easy to understand and use.”
—Chris Hankin, Just Flutes.