20 Etudes for Flute
By Anne McGinty
Published by Barnhouse
“These contemporary flute etudes are written for the intermediate to advanced flutist. Each etude concentrates on one or more essential techniques that must be mastered including: single, double and triple tonguing, chromatics, intervals, arpeggios, grace notes, trills and grupetti, syncopation, melody and accompaniment, and dotted eighth and sixteenth notes.
“Each etude should be played with a full, rich tone quality. Pay careful attention to intonataion, finger coordination, articualtion, and accurate subdivision of the beat without rushing. Occasionally breath marks are included but most flute etudes require the use of “catch-breaths”, taking in as much air as possible in the shortest amount of time without sacrificing the musical line.
“Although written as etudes for study purposes, some of the material in this book may be performed in recital as unaccompanied flute solos.”
– Anne McGinty