It is with great enthusiasm that The Royal Conservatory presents this inaugural edition of Overtones: A Comprehensive Flute Series. It is hoped that this groundbreaking new series will address the need for a single collection of quality educational materials to foster musical development and instill appreciation of the richness and diversity of music written for flute. The series is built on the premise of nurturing well-rounded musicianship, giving teachers and students everything they would expect in a comprehensive pedagogical resource along with a chance to explore their potential, push their boundaries, and broaden their horizons. Each piece has been carefully selected to ensure an expansive representation of musical styles from all eras. Students will encounter standard repertoire from well-known composers as well as exciting contemporary works from North America and around the world. Flute Studies Preparatory 4: This comprehensive volume uses engaging pieces to assist in the development of technique and the cultivation of expression and musicality. Students begin to experiment with sound, tone production, extended techniques, and graphic notation from the earliest levels, supporting their study of the selections available in the Flute Repertoire books.