A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist by Susan Maclagan

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 perhaps stumble upon. absolutely illustrated with greater than a hundred pictures, the entries include descriptions of phrases regarding all facets of the flute: flute kinds, flute elements, flute fix, taking part in thoughts, acoustics, articulations, intonation, universal adorns, flutemaking, flute historical past, flute song books, and more.Susan Maclagan has completely researched and categorized each one time period, together with very important flute phrases that experience triggered confusion or no longer been essentially outlined formerly, directory them alphabetically with concise, in-depth definitions. rigorously categorized illustrations for lots of flute forms, elements, mechanisms, and components support 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 globe. numerous appendixes supply additional details on topics like flute classifications, kinds of smooth Boehm-system flutes and their components, key and tone gap names, head joint innovations, and orchestra and opera audition excerpts. articles, Checking Your Flute Tuning and Scale by means of the flutist and pedagogue Trevor Wye—who additionally contributed the foreword—and Flute Clutches via the historian David Shorey, also are incorporated, in addition to an intensive bibliography.

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6; app. 7, fig. 13). Depending on the brand and model of flute, it usually consists of a rectangular base, on top of which are two or three tabs, each of which connects to the key tubing with an armlike extension. The standard flute has a back-connector to the right of the closed G key cup. , the D key with the F key, and the D key with the E key). : back-clutch, back-connection. Other names for the tab part of a back-connector are back-connector tail, connection lug, adjustment bar, back-connector kicker and spade.

They are not commonly used by today’s modern flutists, but are used by some of today’s early-flute players when they play 19th-century music. See also intonation. AULOPHOBIA. An anxiety disorder characterized by an intense fear of seeing, handling, or playing a flute or flute-like wind instrument. AULOS. An ancient Greek double reed-pipe instrument. The word is often mistranslated as “flute” in modern sources. See also tibia (1). AURUMITE®. A layered combination of precious metals used in flutemaking to make the tubing (including drawn tone holes) of more-expensive flutes.

BLIP NOTE. A term coined by the author to refer to an extra note that sounds unintentionally between two notes. It is usually caused when the fingers do not move as a unit when playing from one note to the next, but may also be caused by a sticky pad delaying the release of a key. For example, if a student does not move his fingers as a unit from F1 to A1, he may play the blip note G1. Playing a blip note is a common beginner problem. BLOCK. See block-mount; pin (2). BILLET. A short thick piece of wood that is used in the making of the tube-like parts of wooden flutes.

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