Mastering the Flute with William Bennett

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Mastering the Flute with William Bennett
By Roderick Seed
Foreword by William Bennett
Published by Indiana University Press
Softcover; 76 pages
British flutist Roderick Seed graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, London in 2009 where he studied with William Bennett and later went on to study with Lorna McGhee at the University of British Columbia, Canada.  In 2010, Seed was a First Prize Winner of the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition in New York and is currently on the flute faculty of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music in Vancouver, British Columbia.  For the first time the exercises and teaching methods of world-renowned flutist William Bennett are featured in one workbook.   After more than a decade of study with Bennett and many of his students, Roderick Seed has documented the tools that have made Bennett known for his ability to give the flute the depth, dignity, and grandeur of the voice or the stringed instrument. Topics range from how to overcome basic technical difficulties, such as pitch control, to the tools for phrasing, prosody, tone, and intonation needed for playing with different dynamics and ranges of expression.   Advanced musicians will find useful exercises and techniques in this book that will deepen their knowledge and enjoyment of making music and help them in their quest to master the flute.
“Roderick Seed has collected a wide range of exercises covering many topics that give the flute player the tools to play with different dynamics and a range of expression, and simultaneously helping them with associated technical difficulties such as pitch control. [He] has introduced my approach to the flute in a clear and logical way with his own insights and experiences.” -William Bennett, Foreword,Mastering the Flute with William Bennett 
1. Finding a Sound
2. “Harmonics in Tune”  Tone
3. Reaction in the Sound
4. Attacks, Articulation and Repeated Notes
5. Prosody: “Elephants And Taxis”
6. Harmonics Exercises
7. Shakuhachi  Exercise for Embouchure Control
8. Intonation Exercises
9. Flexibility Exercises
10. Other Exercises: Whistle Tones and Vocalises
11. Approaching Melodies
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