Method for the One-Keyed Flute: Baroque and Classical
Written by Janice Dockendorff Boland
Published by University of California
An indispensable manual for present-day players of the eighteenth-century flute, Method for the One-Keyed Flute is the first complete method written in modern times. Janice Dockendorff Boland has compiled a manual that can serve as a self-guiding tutor or as a text for a student working with a teacher. Referencing important eighteenth-century treatises while also incorporating modern experience, she guides the reader through historical music with ease and grace.
The book includes nearly one hundred pages of music drawn from early treatises, along with solo flute literature and instructional texts and fingering charts. Boland also addresses topics ranging from the basics of choosing a flute and assembling it to more advanced concepts such as tone color and eighteenth-century articulation patterns. Beginning students and experienced players will find a wealth of material in Method for the One-Keyed Flute.
1. About the One-Keyed Flute
2. Learning to Play the One-Keyed Flute
3. Fingerings for the One-Keyed Flute
4. Exercises and Tunes to Play
5. Modern Studies for One-Keyed Flute
Boland's clear, accessible text reflects years of professional experience as a performer and teacher of the one-key flute. Her book answers all the practical needs of beginners and offers advanced flutists a wealth of useful information. Even players wedded to the Boehm flute will gain fresh musical insights from Boland's comprehensive method.”—Laurence Libin, Department of Musical Instruments, Metropolitan Museum of Art
“This is the best introduction to the one-key (baroque) flute for Boehm system flute players available today. With her comprehensive knowledge of the numerous historical treatises and tutors and her extensive practical experience as a player and teacher, Jan Boland has fashioned a guide that is at the same time informative and enjoyable. I only wish it had been available when I set out to learn the one-key flute. It would have saved me much time and led me directly to the most important sources.”—John Thow, composer and Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley
“An easy-to-read format, clear prose, attractive graphics, and well chosen and very legible music make it an ideal beginner's tutor.”—Betty Bang Mather, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa School of Music