Virtuosic Flutist-Book One






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The Virtuosic Flutist
Brilliant Studies for the Next Step and Beyond
Book 1
By Nina Assimakopoulos
Paperback; 68 pages;

Published by Vayu Press

Contents include:
Tone Color
Repertoire Excerpts

The Virtuosic Flutist: Brilliant Steps for the Next Step and Beyond is the first in a series of flute method books by internationally acclaimed flutist and pedagogue Nina Assimakopoulos. The series offers a concise and engaging approach to developing technique and musical artistry for all levels of flutists, from the beginner through the most advanced.
Book One features pedagogical information and methods that develop important aspects of breathing and tone production with focus given to intonation, tone color, grounding, and vibrato. Preliminary exercises are followed by repertoire studies that contain excerpts from the most renowned lyrical passages in flute literature. These studies make use of a “triangle note” focal-point system unique to this series. Triangles placed under important structural pitches allow the flutist to explore focal points that are customized to the needs and goals of each performer.
This method book is a must-have resource for flutists and teachers. It is sure to contribute to many hours of fun and inspiring practice!

      The materials in this book are organized into four sections: Introduction, Preliminary Exercises, Repertoire Studies, and References. Section One provides important information about the topics covered throughout the book as well as suggestions for using the material to craft an engaging and motivating practice. Sections Two and Three develop fundamental and advanced flute playing skills through a series of preliminary exercises and repertoire studies. These studies hold relevance for the beginner through most advanced flutist and are discussed in greater detail in the following subsections. Section Four includes a physiology chart and a list of suggested reading for further reference.

About the author
Internationally acclaimed flutist Nina Assimakopoulos is credited with over 84 international world-premiere performances and new music commissions and has recorded five solo CDs. She is active as a performing artist, masterclass and workshop presenter, and adjudicator at competitions in the USA and abroad. Assimakopoulos is flute professor at West Virginia University, USA, and has taught beginning through advanced level flute students for more than 30 years. Her students hold accolades as prize winners in many national and international competitions. For more information, visit

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