The Virtuoso Flute-Player
This is an English translation of Tutor for Playing the Flute (1791) by Johann George Tromlitz. The most explicit of the eighteenth-century tutors for flute-playing, it now serves as a record of instrumental practice as well as a useful guide to the performance of German classical music. The Tutor covers all aspects of flute playing, including intonation, articulation, flute maintenance, posture and breathing, dynamics, ornaments, musical style, cadenzas, and the construction of the flute. This edition will be an indispensable manual for players of baroque and modern flutes, and the information it contains will be invaluable for all musicians, students, and specialists interested in the historically informed performance of German classical music. The text is annotated with critical notes and all of the original music examples are newly printed in modern notation. The volume also contains a fingering chart and a historical introduction.
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The flute and its character
Holding the flute and the embouchure
The notes and rests their values and denominations and the other musical signs
Timesignatures and how the notes are divided and counted in them the beat itself or counting time according to an appointed tempo
Tone and pure intonation
The articulation proper to this instrument or the means of governing the wind suitably as well in slow as in moderately quick movements also called t...
Fermatas and cadenzas
The taking of breath in fluteplaying
The discretionary ornaments or how to vary a simple melody according to the rules of harmony and to use these variations in a good and suitable wa...
Summary of the whole together with a few remarks for pupils and masters
The technique for executing fast and very fast passages clearly and roundly also though improperly called the double tounge
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