Complete Scales and Arpeggios for Flute
A Comprehensive Technique Guide
By Daniel G. Theaker
Published by Thomas and Gray (Mayfair Music Publications, Inc.)
Now combines both books one and two!
This updated version of the previous Scales and Arpeggios for the Flute Books One and Two brings more detail and clearer progression for students and teachers alike. It has been designed specifically for conservatory music students and their practical examination requirements. Amateurs and casual flute players will also find this manual helpful for improving personal musicianship on the flute.
This book covers the articulation requirements for grades 1 through to grade 10 that correspond with the examination requirements as set out in the 2006 Woodwind Syllabus for the Royal Conservatory of Music. Specifically, the grades covered are 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 (there are no grades 3, 5, or 7 for flute). ARTC candidates are expected to know all materials covered in this edition. Teachers and students are advised to consult the current edition of the Royal Conservatory of Music Woodwind Syllabus.
This edition is more of a guide to technique and articulation than a practical or complete “method book” on how to play the flute. Please read carefully the practical tips and suggestions on memory and sight reading. Many teachers like to promote the memorization of scales at the very start of instruction. This book promotes reading scales and arpeggios from the beginning of instruction to generate improved sight reading skills. After an apporpriate amount of playing from the book, students will find memorization far easier afterwords.