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By Susan Maclagan

ISBN-10: 0810867117

ISBN-13: 9780810867116

ISBN-10: 0810867281

ISBN-13: 9780810867284

A Dictionary for the trendy Flutist offers transparent and concise definitions of greater than 1,500 universal flute-related phrases participant of the Boehm-system flute might come upon. totally illustrated with greater than a hundred photographs, the entries comprise descriptions of phrases on the topic of all elements of the flute: flute varieties, flute components, flute fix, taking part in options, acoustics, articulations, intonation, universal embellishes, flutemaking, flute historical past, flute tune books, and more.Susan Maclagan has completely researched and labeled each one time period, together with vital flute phrases that experience brought on confusion or no longer been sincerely outlined formerly, directory them alphabetically with concise, in-depth definitions. conscientiously classified illustrations for plenty of flute forms, elements, mechanisms, and components aid to make the definitions more uncomplicated to imagine. The entries additionally encompass short biographies of greater than 50 major names within the flute group around the world. a number of appendixes offer additional info on topics like flute classifications, sorts of sleek Boehm-system flutes and their elements, key and tone gap names, head joint techniques, and orchestra and opera audition excerpts. articles, Checking Your Flute Tuning and Scale by way of the flutist and pedagogue Trevor Wye—who additionally contributed the foreword—and Flute Clutches via the historian David Shorey, also are integrated, in addition to an in depth bibliography.

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ALTÈS, JOSEPH HENRI (b. Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France, 1826; d. Paris, 1895). A French flutist, principal flutist in several French orchestras, flute professor at the Paris Conservatoire from 1868 to 1893, composer, and author of the renowned Célèbre méthode complète de flûte (Paris, 1880), the first major Boehm flute method. ALTFLÖTE. 1. Ger. for alto flute (in G). 2. Ger. for tenor recorder in the late Baroque. ALTISSIMO. It. highest. 1. The highest notes of a musical instrument. See also register (1).

Used infrequently to mean the same thing as tone-hole rim. 2. May refer to the exposed solder that is visible around a soldered joint. 3. On one-keyed and simple-system flutes, may refer to the knob of a block-mount. BEARING. Any machine part in or on which another part, such as an axle or a pin, revolves. For the flute, the ends of a steel (rod) form bearings in posts. The bearings on the flute are usually either cylindrical or conical (see app. 7, fig. 4). Flutemaker Jonathon Landell Sr. (b. 1946) uses a pair of small ball bearings to minimize friction on either side of the king post: one bearing services the keys of the right-hand section, the other the keys of the left-hand section.

The dates of the Baroque period are usually given as 1600–1750, but the term “Baroque flute” is not used for the keyless flute prior to about 1670, that instrument being essentially the same as the Renaissance flute. The original Baroque flutes were most often made of wood, had a conical bore, and were in three or four pieces. The extra key not only improved the E /D but also allowed for more fingerings to produce more pitches, which in turn allowed the instrument to play in more keys than a keyless six-hole flute or a Renaissance flute.

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