Herszbaum-Alternative Fingerings for the Flute-Second Edition
Herszbaum-Alternative Fingerings for the Flute-Second Edition, is a comprehensive guide to alternative, trill, tremolo and harmonic fingerings for the flute with easy-to-read diagrams. Essential for the grounding of contemporary techniques and finding alternatives to difficult passages.
Nestor Herszbaum has appeared as chamber musician, recitalist and concerto soloist throughout Europe, North and South America. Herszbaum fulfilled the position of Principal Flute with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, whilst also performing with the Omaha Symphony, Lincoln Symphony and Charleston Symphony.
Split into 4 sections, Alternative Fingerings for the Flute covers essential material for playing the modern flute. The introduction gives an overview of the book’s content, preparing the reader to experiment with fingerings. Its quick reference section provides immediate access to trills, and basic piano, forte and harmonic fingerings. Very useful for emergencies. The second edition also adds two extra sections. The alternative fingering chapter demonstrates trill fingerings throughout the 4 different octaves. This includes useful fingerings for extended trills and tremolos, making them faster and easier to play. The last section focuses of an array of extended techniques. Micro tonal fingerings appear in contemporary music, as well as being useful for playing in different styles. A quarter-tone fingerings table is provided, backed up by musical examples from orchestral repertoire and solo literature. This fearful subject is bought to ease with easy to understand diagrams and clear explanations.
Used by professional flautists such as Mark Sparks, Walfrid Kujala and Randolf Bowman, this book is an essential addition to your daily practice. Easy to read and understand, it will make your flute playing stronger and more flexible. Approaching a new piece of contemporary music will never be as daunting again.
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