La petite methode bleue (The little blue method)
by Thierry Bellenoue
Published by Editions Robert Martin
Note of the Author
LA PETITE METHODE BLEUE presents the following advantages:
The pupil begins with the note F which allows from the beginning to have the best control of the right hand.
A place at the beginning of each lesson is reserved for the remarks of the teacher.
Each difficulty is treated separately (working without bending, technics).
The progression is logical: for example for the low notes: D, C sharp and low C.
It is helpful in the future to remind the fingerings, the scales. The fifty melodies in duo or trio issued from the folksongs are very attractive. The pupil may work both parts (or work one part and sightread the second one). He may register one part and play in duo. He may also play in duo with another pupil.
A good pedagogy allows each pupil to play his instrument in the best way.
The method is the first support of the teaching and its use by the teacher and the pupil is particularly important.
1. The flute
2. The breath
3. Working with the mouthpiece
4. Priliminary lesson
5. F, G, A in the middle register
7. B in the middle and high C
8. E in the middle and low notes
9. A difficult technical transition
10. Revision: C, D, E
11. The key of C major
12. Revision: C major
13. Revision: C Major
14. F major – Bb
15. High D, E, F
16. G major – F sharp
17. High F sharp and high G
18. E minor – low D – D sharp
19. Revision: E minor
20. A minor – G sharp – high A
21. Revision: A minor
22. Three diverting pieces
23. D minor – C sharp
24. Revision: D minor
25. C major – low C
26. Three duets to improve yourself
27. Three duets to improve yourself
28. Three duets to improve yourself
29. Ternary times
Complement. Scale of C major
30. Chromatic scale