Written in easy-to-read short chapters, 6 WEEKS TO FINALS is a clearly organized system for flutists to prepare and train musically and mentally for auditions. Sharon Sparrow, a flutist in the Detroit Symphony, has taken countless auditions herself, understands the rigors of preparation and the state of mind necessary for success. This textbook guides flutists through the all-important process behind a successful audition.
This classic series of duets for like instruments is recognizable to nearly everyone who has ever studied an instrument. The wealth of material supplements musical development and provides a rich experience for growing musicians. Duet playing is often a student's first form of ensemble experience - technique, tone quality, intonation and balance are introduced as students do one of the things they enjoy most - making music with a friend. And duet playing leads easily and naturally to competent performance in larger ensembles. (Vol. 2 – Medium to Advanced)
Play Ukulele Today! covers all the essentials: tuning, a handful of chords, the major scale and half-a-dozen great songs to sing, pick, and strum. Written by the authors of the Ukulele in the Classroom series, this exciting new beginner book is the quickstart guide for everyone!
For flute and piano. Samuel Zyman's Sonata No. 2 is a sequel to his celebrated first sonata in name only. Commissioned by Marisa Canales for premiere at the 2016 NFA Convention, Sonata No. 2 is a 19-minute powerhouse in two movements, both of which dramatically contrast slow misterioso sections with folkloristic fiery dances. For advanced performers.
In this new edition, virtuoso flutist Marina Piccinini presents her arrangements of Paganini’s violin Caprices for flute. These iconic showpieces are, in Piccinini’s words “...not mere technical challenges, but inspired miniatures of extraordinary intensity.” Piccinini’s new arrangements of the Caprices remain true to Paganini’s uncompromising artistic vision and showcase an array of challenging techniques that idiomatically exploit the unique tone and expressive range of the flute.
All performers need a good warmup before starting to work. “Through the years I have made a collection of my favorite warmups. They were inspired by teachers of all kinds, from all areas of life. It’s now my pleasure to share them with you.”
Already a staple in flute pedagogy, former New York Philharmonic principal flutist Jeanne Baxtresser's Orchestral Excerpts for Flute becomes even more essential with this revised edition containing over 50 of the most-requested audition pieces, including Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, Ravels Daphnis et Chloe, Stravinsky's Petrouchka, and dozens more. This newly enhanced edition is packed with helpful tips and performance notes, additional errata, new and alternate fingerings, suggested tempi for all pieces, plus two updated, professional, principal flute audition lists. As required literature for more and more college courses, Orchestral Excerpts For Flute: Revised Edition is a must-have flute book for advanced players.