The Simple Flute: From A to Z
Drawing from his highly praised French work, Une simple flute, distinguished flutist and teacher Michel Debost has compiled a useful and imaginative introduction to playing the flute. This alphabetically arranged compendium of advice and insight covers essential topics such as breathing, articulation, and tone, but also explores "jawboning," "finger phrasing," "the little devils," and other quirky and vexing aspects of flute playing. Full of practical advice on technique and axioms that lend moral support during tough practice sessions, The Simple Flute will be a welcome addition to any serious or novice flutist's library. In addition, the book includes original exercises such as "Debost's Scale Game," making it an excellent resource for flute teachers. Debost concludes each essay with "In a nutshell" and "Please refer to" boxes that make the book easy to browse, dog-ear, and return to again and again. Offering concise, common-sense solutions for flutists of all levels, this book is an ideal reference guide on flute performance.
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in Page 83, there is a wrong information : THE FIRST WAS D# KEY BY QUANTZ AND FRENCH PLAYERS........... I don,t understand how can Debost wrote something like this?? hotetterre the french flutist made this key and quantz made other one for Mi moll.
I am basing my comments on the French version of this book (which is found in 2 volumes):
This is truly an incredible text, full of valuable information, advice, guidance and humour based on the author's experience of playing the flute and life.
It is like no other book available and will serve as a life-long companion to the flute "lover" :-).