The 28 Day Warm Up Book by Paul Edmund-Davies
Spiral-bound; 145 pages
This comprehensive collection covers four key areas of study: Sonority, Fingers, Articulation, and Intervals. This book tackles these issues in a logical, musical and hopefully an interesting way and can be used as much just to ‘tone’ everything up as well as being part of a dedicated regime. Follow this four week course of exercise from start to finish and you will most definitely notice a very positive improvement in your overall ability, accuracy, security and control. This is ultimate flute ‘gym’.
This book came about as a result of a limited conviction of, and at certain times despair in, my own technique ‘system’. Having been impressed on numerous occasions with the seemingly flawless and almost irritatingly fluent control of others, I had over a long period of time wondered why I appeared to struggle with what ultimately were some very basic issues (yes, being a musician is fueled by a sinister cocktail of paranoia and self doubt!). Of course there are numerous books available covering all aspects of playing, but there appear to be few available that highlight key elements in a compact, logical, compelling and musically stimulating way. When I was studying, it seemed to be that one week I was concentrating on articulation, the next week scales, the following week something else and so on, which in many ways is what it should be like, in order to embrace all of the complexities of learning an instrument. — Paul Edmund-Davies