Drouet's Method of Flute Playing by Louis Drouet
A spiral bound facsimile edition with introduction and notes by Janice Dockendorff Boland, 1992.
Faithful facsimile edition. Perhaps the best tutor for today’s flutist learning to play multi-keyed pre-Boehm flutes. Includes extensive instruction on fingering systems and includes music showing the practical application of specialized fingerings. Also a good reference for articulation. Although Drouet was a Frenchman, he himself translated this text to English and arranged for its publication in London.
“This reprint is an excellent edition which includes a modern preface…designed for those learning to play the 8-keyed flute. Drouet’s method is very practical, with valuable advice on fingering choices, solfeggio, principles of harmony, articulation and style.” Jerry E. Pritchard, The Flute Network