Le Debutant Flutiste (Beginning the Flute) by Marcel Moyse
Since the quality of a flutist's tone is largely dependent on their earliest exercises and the nature of their initial acquaintance with all the notes of the instrument, it seems that the publication of this collection represents a worth-while venture. This book consists of thirteen lessons. The first four lessons deal solely with the easiest notes; the learner should strive to play them clearly, mezzo forte, and with constant care that no note should be produced by a violent effort. The following three lessons will acquaint the student with the problems of passing from the lower to the medium register, and each subsequent lesson will introduce three fresh notes. Thus, after thirteen lessons, the student will have mastered all the notes; they will have acquired them simply and without recourse to such violent methods as will impair tone quality besides effectively discouraging the student right from the start.