New PDF release: A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist

By Susan Maclagan

A Dictionary for the fashionable Flutist provides transparent and concise definitions of greater than 1,500 universal flute-related phrases participant of the Boehm-system flute might come across. absolutely illustrated with greater than a hundred photographs, the entries include descriptions of phrases on the topic of all points of the flute: flute forms, flute elements, flute fix, taking part in recommendations, acoustics, articulations, intonation, universal embellishes, flutemaking, flute background, flute track books, and more.Susan Maclagan has completely researched and labeled every one time period, together with vital flute phrases that experience triggered confusion or now not been sincerely outlined formerly, directory them alphabetically with concise, in-depth definitions. rigorously classified illustrations for plenty of flute varieties, components, mechanisms, and add-ons aid to make the definitions more uncomplicated to imagine. The entries additionally include short biographies of greater than 50 major names within the flute neighborhood around the world. numerous appendixes offer extra info on matters like flute classifications, varieties of sleek Boehm-system flutes and their components, 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 by way of the historian David Shorey, also are integrated, in addition to an in depth bibliography.

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2. See bridge. 3. See extension arm. 4. See kicker. 5. See vaulted clutch. ARTAUD, PIERRE-YVES (b. Paris, 1946). A French flute soloist who performs internationally, researcher, coauthor of Present Day Flutes (see bib. under “Contemporary Flute”), flute and chamber music professor at the Paris Conservatoire from 1991 (substituted for Michel Debost in 1989) to this day, promoter of contemporary flute music, and founder of the Arcadie flute quartet (1965) and the French Flute Orchestra (1985). ARTICULATED KEY.

Depending on the company and the materials used, the bodymaker may do various things. For example, for a metal flute, the worker may hard solder the posts to the ribs, solder (or draw) any tone holes to the body tube, cut out the material within the soldered-on tone holes, mill out the cutouts in the ribs to make them fit up against the tone holes at the right angle and distance, drill out the posts to the right size for the steels (rods) to pass through, tap the posts that need threads, and do a preliminary buffing.

The other was a tabor pipe player who played the pipe with one hand and a drum accompaniment with a stick in the other hand; it could play 20 different tunes. Figure 5 shows a vignette from ca. 1900 that illustrates the two flute automatons by Vaucanson. More recently, an anthropomorphic flutist robot has been developed by a team of researchers at Waseda University since 1990 (see fig. 5). The robot emulates human flute playing by mechanically simulating the organs (lips, lungs, neck, arms, fingers, tonguing, and vibrato) required to play a conventional flute.

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