The Flute Book: A Complete Guide for Students and Performers / Edition 3

The Flute Book: A Complete Guide for Students and Performers / Edition 3

by Nancy Toff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195373081

ISBN-13: 9780195373080

Pub. Date: 08/29/2012

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Teachers and flutists at all levels have praised Nancy Toff'sThe Flute Book, a unique one-stop guide to the flute and its music. Organized into four main parts—The Instrument, Performance, The Music, and Repertoire Catalog—the book begins with a description of the instrument and its making, offers information on choosing and caring for a flute, sketches a

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Teachers and flutists at all levels have praised Nancy Toff'sThe Flute Book, a unique one-stop guide to the flute and its music. Organized into four main parts—The Instrument, Performance, The Music, and Repertoire Catalog—the book begins with a description of the instrument and its making, offers information on choosing and caring for a flute, sketches a history of the flute, and discusses differences between members of the flute family. In the Performance section, readers learn about breathing, tone, vibrato, articulation, technique, style, performing, and recording. In the extensive analysis of flute literature that follows, Toff places individual pieces in historical context. The book ends with a comprehensive catalog of solo and chamber repertoire, and includes appendices with fingering charts as well as lists of current flute manufacturers, repair shops, sources for flute music and books, and flute clubs and related organizations worldwide. In this Third Edition, Toff has updated the book to reflect technology's advancements—like new digital recording technology and recordings' more prevalent online availability—over the last decade. She has also accounted for new scholarship on baroque literature; recent developments such as the contrabass flute, quarter-tone flute, and various manufacturing refinements and experiments; consumers' purchase prices for flutes; and a thoroughly updated repertoire catalog and appendices.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195373080
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/29/2012
Series:
Oxford Musical Instrument Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
676,906
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

About the Companion Website
Figures
Plates
Terminology used in this book
Preface
Acknowledgments

THE INSTRUMENT
1. The Flute Today
What Is a Flute? / Manufacturing: The State of the Art
2. How to Choose an Instrument
To Rent or To Buy / Setting Priorities / Materials / Open or Closed Holes / C or B Footjoint / Mechanical Options / Testing an Instrument
3. Care and Maintenance of the Flute
Preventive Maintenance: Assembling the Instrument / Daily Cleaning / Storage / Polishing / Replating / Lubrication / The Headjoint Cork / Mechanical Problems
4. A Brief History of the Flute
Old System Flutes / The Boehm Flute / Other Nineteenth Century Flutes / Minor Modifications to the Boehm System
5. The Flute Family
The Piccolo / The Alto Flute / The Bass Flute / The Contr'alto, Contrabass, and Subcontrabass Flutes / The Flute Choir

PERFORMANCE
6. Breathing
Posture / Inhalation / Suspension / Exhalation / The Diaphragm / Exercises / Breathing and Phrasing / Circular Breathing
7. Tone
The Acoustical Basis / Tone Production / Focus and Projection / Homogeneity of Sound / Interpretation through Tone Development / Intonation / National Styles of Flute Playing
8. Vibrato
What is Vibrato? / The History of Vibrato / The Uses of Vibrato
9. Articulation
The Bowing Analogy / Single-Tonguing / Double-Tonguing / Triple-Tonguing / Flutter-Tonguing / Tongueless Attack / Legato / Note Endings / Practice
10. Technique
Position / Practice / Fingering / Harmonics / The B-flat Thumb Key / Three Fingering Tricks
11. Style
Virtuosity and Interpretation / The Theoretical Background: Basic Musicianship / Analysis / Phrasing / Performance Practice / The Early Music Movement and Questions of Authenticity
12. Performance
Opportunities for Performance / Planning a Recital Program / Accompanists and Assisting Artists / Choosing a Recital Hall / The Printed Program / Publicity / Preparation and Rehearsal / Stage Protocol / The Entrance / Playing the Program / Memorization / Breaks between Pieces / Encores
13. Recordings
Building a Recording Collection / How to Listen / Playing Along / Making Your Own Recordings

THE MUSIC
14. The Baroque Era
Flute Versus Recorder / Musical Forms / France / Italy / England / Germany
15. The Classic Era
Musical Forms / Paris / Germany / Spain / England / Vienna
16. The Romantic Era
Music by Nonflutists / Music by Flutists
17. The Modern Era
France / Great Britain / Elsewhere in Western Europe / Eastern Europe / The United States / The Avant-Garde / The Flute and Electronics

REPERTOIRE CATALOG
Introduction
A. The Baroque Era
B. The Classic Era
C. The Romantic Era
D. The Modern Era
E. Study Materials

APPENDICES
A. Fingering Chart for the Boehm Flute
B. Flute Manufacturers
C. Repair Shops
D. Sources for Instruments and Accessories
E. Sources for Music and Books
F. Journals, Societies, and Service Organizations
G. Flute Clubs and Societies

Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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