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Flute For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-59579-4
384 pages
November 2009
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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 and Blow!

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 Advanced Notes.

Chapter 10: Between the Notes: Slurring and Tonguing.

Chapter 11: Getting Up to the Second Octave.

Part III: Above and Beyond: Essential Intermediate Techniques.

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 Growing Skills.

Chapter 17: Revisiting the Practice Studio: Establishing a Routine.

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

Chapter 19: Repair and Maintenance: Taking Care of Your Instrument.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

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

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.


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