Flute For Dummies

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An excellent primer for those with little or no experience playing the flute

Always wanted to play the flute? Are you a former flautist who wants to refresh your skills? Flute For Dummies is the guide for you. Following along with the book's accompanying CD, you will learn the nuances of playing the flute as an accompanying instrument or for playing a solo, in a variety of musical styles.

  • Readers will learn how to play, step-by-step – from the...
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Overview

An excellent primer for those with little or no experience playing the flute

Always wanted to play the flute? Are you a former flautist who wants to refresh your skills? Flute For Dummies is the guide for you. Following along with the book's accompanying CD, you will learn the nuances of playing the flute as an accompanying instrument or for playing a solo, in a variety of musical styles.

  • Readers will learn how to play, step-by-step – from the correct angle for blowing into the mouthpiece and controlling pitch, to proper breathing, creating vibrato, and much more
  • The book's accompany CD allows readers to play what they are learning, and listen to the accompanying track to see if they're getting it right
  • Karen Moratz is Principal Flutist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Artist in Residence and Adjunct Professor of Flute at the School of Music/Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University

Easy-to-understand methods and instructions make learning to play this beautiful instrument as simple and straightforward as possible!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470484456
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/14/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 476,623
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Evans Moratz is Principal Flutist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Artist in Residence and Associate Professor of Flute at the School of Music/Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University. She is a founding member of the Greater Indianapolis Flute Club and of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: A Prelude to Flute Playing.

Chapter 1: So You Want to Play the Flute.

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the Flute.

Chapter 3: Choosing Your Instrument.

Chapter 4: Understanding Music Notation.

Part II: Playing the Flute: Just Wiggle Your Fingers andBlow!

Chapter 5: Getting Down to Basics: Before You Begin.

Chapter 6: Making Flute Sounds.

Chapter 7: Putting It All Together: The Flute and You.

Chapter 8: Playing Your First Notes.

Chapter 9: Higher, Lower, and in Between: More AdvancedNotes.

Chapter 10: Between the Notes: Slurring and Tonguing.

Chapter 11: Getting Up to the Second Octave.

Part III: Above and Beyond: Essential IntermediateTechniques.

Chapter 12: Making That Elusive Big, Beautiful Sound.

Chapter 13: Adding Vibrato: You Want Fries with That Shake?

Chapter 14: High Flutin': Making the Top Notes Sing.

Chapter 15: Controlling Pitch: Do You Need a Tuneup?

Chapter 16: Faster Tonguing and Getting Your Trills.

Part IV: Darn Tootin': An Accompaniment to Your GrowingSkills.

Chapter 17: Revisiting the Practice Studio: Establishing aRoutine.

Chapter 18: Taking Your Playing to New Heights: Teachers,Ensembles, and Performances.

Chapter 19: Repair and Maintenance: Taking Care of YourInstrument.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Don’t Blow It! Ten Bad Habits to Avoid at AllCosts.

Chapter 21: Ten Flutists You Need to Hear.

Chapter 22: Ten Different Types of Flutes.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Fingering Charts.

Appendix B: About the CD.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2010

    Instructive and entertaining

    Good read for early learners and good read for teachers who are looking for ways to connect with students.

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