A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist

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Scarecrow Press, May 11, 2009 - Music - 272 pages
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A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist presents clear and concise definitions of more than 1,500 common flute-related terms that a player of the Boehm-system flute may encounter. Fully illustrated with more than 100 images, the entries contain descriptions of words related to all aspects of the flute: flute types, flute parts, flute repair, playing techniques, acoustics, articulations, intonation, common ornaments, flutemaking, flute history, flute music books, and more. Susan Maclagan has thoroughly researched and classified each term, including important flute words that have caused confusion or not been clearly defined previously, listing them alphabetically with concise, in-depth definitions. Carefully labeled illustrations for many flute types, parts, mechanisms, and accessories help to make the definitions easier to visualize. The entries also consist of brief biographies of more than 50 significant names in the flute community worldwide. Several appendixes provide further information on subjects like flute classifications, types of modern Boehm-system flutes and their parts, key and tone hole names, head joint options, and orchestra and opera audition excerpts. Two articles, Checking Your Flute Tuning and Scale by the flutist and pedagogue Trevor Wye_who also contributed the foreword_and Flute Clutches by the historian David Shorey, are also included, as well as an extensive bibliography.
 

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Contents

The Dictionary
1
Appendix 1 Various Flute Classifications
207
Appendix 2 OneKeyed TwoKeyed and SimpleSystem Flutes
209
Appendix 3 OneKeyed Two Keyed and SimpleSystem Flute Parts
211
Appendix 4 Flute Clutches
215
Appendix 5 Parts from Older or Modified Boehm Flutes
217
Appendix 6 The Family of BoehmSystem Flutes
219
Appendix 7 Basic Modern Flute Parts
221
Appendix 9 Common Modern Flute Options
225
Appendix 10 Some Modern Head Joint Options
227
Appendix 11 An Easy Guide to Checking Your Flute Tuning and Scale
229
Appendix 12 Tools of the Trade
231
Appendix 13 Anatomy of the Human Head Neck and Mouth
233
Appendix 14 Orchestra and Opera Audition Excerpts
235
Selected Bibliography
237
About the Author
247

Appendix 8 Boehm Flute Key and Tone Hole Names
223

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About the author (2009)

Susan J. Maclagan has played flute with the Calgary Philharmonic and the ensemble Windsong, and she has taught at the University of Toronto and Havergal College. She has published articles in Flutewise and The Flutist Quarterly.

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