For a flautist, the most appreciative sonority depends very largely upon the initial exercises and the manner in whish the beginner has become uequainted with all the notes of the flute.
For that reason, I am under the impression that I am serving some useful purpose by publishing this book.
I have intentionally cut adrift from tradition whish requires exereices to be written in the arder of tonalities and also insists upon eertain notes being played, immediately, an ottave higher, under the pretext that fingering is the same.
Far the same reason, I have inserted alterations in front of the notes so that the learner needs not be worried by having to look far tonili sol-fa equivalents; suth seeking is certainly of use, but it sefs the beginner’s nerves on edge, preventing himfrvm concentrating his attention on the way he should play so as lo produce a pleasing sound.
This book contains 13 lessons.
The first four lessons deal solely with notes which are easiest to play, the learner should stride to produce them clear.
ly in the ˝mezzo forte˝ expression, never losing sight of the fact that no note should be the outcome of a violent effort.
The next three lessons will enable the learner to become familiar with the difficulty attending passage from the low octave to the medium octave.
Afterwards, each lesson will introduce three new notes to the beginner.
Al the end of the thirteen lessons, therefore, the pupil should be in possession of all the notes, he will have learnt them simply, without having to resort to violent means, harmful to good sonority and also having the drawback of discouraging the learner from the very start.
It will be noticed that each lesson takes up fiveo pages, the second being the development of the first; this will enable the pupil who finds it hard to play the second page due to breathtime, or reflexes, to work on pages 1, 3,5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, skipping the even numbered pages.
Afterwards he will be able to start again on pages 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 13, 20, 22, 24, 26, playing the odd numbered pagés too; this will be an excellent revision work at the same time.