THE FLUTE VIBRATO BOOK
by Patricia George and Phyllis Avidan Louke (pub. Theodore Presser Company)
Vibrato is one of the most controversial topics in flute playing. One school of thought maintains it cannot and should not be taught; adding it will appear in the sound once the flutist has found his musical, expressive soul. Another school of thought champions that vibrato can and should be taught once the teacher hears any suggestion of natural vibrato in the student’s tone. Part of the mystique of flute vibrato has been the lack of understanding about how it is produced. Modern technology has now given us the tools to understand vibrato production. Once understood, it becomes clear how to approach the teaching of vibrato. Practicing these vibrato exercises daily and recording your practice frequently will guide your path to artistry.
This book defines vibrato, explains how vibrato is produced, offers a wealth of information about learning and refining the skill, and its usage. Well-known melodies are used throughout so the flutist can focus on the vibrato production. Whether you developed a natural vibrato or are learning vibrato for the first time, the explanations and exercises in this book will enhance your vibrato production and control. This book is designed for flutists of all ages and levels of advancement. 48 pages.
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