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 may possibly stumble upon. absolutely illustrated with greater than a hundred photographs, the entries comprise descriptions of phrases relating to all facets of the flute: flute forms, flute elements, flute fix, enjoying suggestions, acoustics, articulations, intonation, universal embellishes, flutemaking, flute background, flute song 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 now not been essentially outlined formerly, directory them alphabetically with concise, in-depth definitions. rigorously classified illustrations for lots of flute kinds, elements, mechanisms, and add-ons support to make the definitions more straightforward to imagine. The entries additionally encompass short biographies of greater than 50 major names within the flute neighborhood around the world. numerous appendixes supply additional info on topics like flute classifications, sorts of sleek Boehm-system flutes and their components, key and tone gap names, head joint recommendations, and orchestra and opera audition excerpts. articles, Checking Your Flute Tuning and Scale via the flutist and pedagogue Trevor Wye—who additionally contributed the foreword—and Flute Clutches by means of the historian David Shorey, also are incorporated, in addition to an intensive bibliography.
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This and later books, notably the 1752 Versuch, a treatise by Johann Joachim Quantz, explain the articulations and ornamentation used at the time. They also advise that notes with flats are to be played at a slightly higher pitch than the enharmonic notes with sharps—for example, B is higher than A —the difference to be made with either alternate fingerings or an adjustment of the breath. This is a property of all varieties of Meantone tuning. Today, the Baroque flute is the most popularly played early flute.
Contrabass flute in F, subbass flute in F, contratenor flute. 5. Obs. In the past, when the bass flute (in C) was uncommon, the term bass flute sometimes referred to the alto flute (in G). For example, in Gustav Holst’s The Planets, a part is scored for “bass flute in G,” but alto flute in G is what is meant. This meaning for the bass flute is not used today. See also Albisiphon (2). 6. See renaissance flute; tenor flute (1). 7. British term for the basset recorder in the late Baroque. BATCH MARK.
In the latter case, the B side lever can be held down while G and of course B are fingered. Of interest is that on flutemaker Theobald Boehm’s original 1832 and 1847 model flutes, flutists could only use the one-and-one B fingering. See also duplicate keys; cylindrical boehm flute; ring-key flute. BEVEL. A surface that meets another at an angle other than a right angle. For example, the embouchure plate joins the blowing wall at an angle that is not a right angle. B FOOT JOINT. Abbr. B foot. A rare type of foot joint that gets its name because the lowest note that can be produced is low b .
A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist by Susan Maclagan