The Gilbert Legacy – Methods, Exercises, and Techniques for the Flutist by Angeleita S. Floyd
Published by Winzer Press
150 pages; Spiralbound
“The author of The Gilbert Legacy studied under Geoffrey Gilbert and carried out extensive research during the writing of this book. The purpose is to present the teaching concepts and methods of this prominent teacher and player, and the resulting work provides a compendium of information suited to the intermediate and advanced player seeking a more natural and logical approach to playing the flute. In addition, fundamental and beginning concepts are introduced which have proven beneficial to flautists of all ages. Topics covered include embouchure, vibrato, practising techniques and the life of Geoffrey Gilbert.” – Angeleita Floyd
The Gilbert Legacy presents the teaching concepts and methods of the prominent flutist and teacher, Geoffrey Gilbert. In a broader sense, this work seeks to organize, catalogue, annotate, and codify the essence of his teaching principles. A central factor in the success of Gilbert’s teaching style was his logical and thorough process of analysis for diagnosing students’ problems. When documenting these concepts, careful attention has been given to a proper representation of this approach along with his positive philosophy. The value of these principles has been demonstrated through their effective implementation by Gilbert himself, as well as by many of his students how are among the most outstanding flute players in the world today.