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

Appendix 8 Boehm Flute Key and Tone Hole Names

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Common terms and phrases

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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