The Techniques of Flute Playing, Volume 2 – Piccolo, Alto, Bass Flute
By Carin Levine
This is a comprehensive book on contemporary techniques, dealing with standard effects such as note bending and harmonics but also delving further into topics such as tongue rams, microtonal scales and fourth octave trills. There are comprehensive fingering charts including those for bisbigliando and the CD includes demonstrations of each technique on each instrument. There is constant reference to Book I, so it would be preferable to already have Book I (based on the C Flute).
Following on the great success of the first volume, this second book systematically explains the full technical and timbral potential of the piccolo, also and bass flutes. The techniques are presented with instructive examples from the modern flute repertoire that also serve to illustrate peculiarities of notation. Useful tips for practising are presented as an aid to performance.
The CD allows you to compare your playing with recordings by Carin Levine. The volume is an indispensable and practical tool for composers, performers and teachers. Clear explanations of timbral peculiarities
- Helpful suggestions for experimentation
- CD with recorded examples
- Illustrative musical examples with excerpts from contemporary works
- Previously tested on all standard models of piccolo, alto and bass flutes
- German and English text