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 might come across. absolutely illustrated with greater than a hundred pictures, the entries comprise descriptions of phrases regarding all features of the flute: flute kinds, flute elements, flute fix, enjoying ideas, acoustics, articulations, intonation, universal embellishes, flutemaking, flute historical past, flute track books, and more.Susan Maclagan has completely researched and labeled every one time period, together with very important flute phrases that experience brought on confusion or no longer been basically outlined formerly, directory them alphabetically with concise, in-depth definitions. rigorously classified illustrations for lots of flute varieties, 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 group all over the world. a number of appendixes offer additional details on matters like flute classifications, varieties of sleek Boehm-system flutes and their elements, key and tone gap names, head joint concepts, and orchestra and opera audition excerpts. articles, Checking Your Flute Tuning and Scale by way of the flutist and pedagogue Trevor Wye—who additionally contributed the foreword—and Flute Clutches by way of the historian David Shorey, also are incorporated, in addition to an in depth bibliography.
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He played an important role in the development of chamber music and the chamber symphony, discovered flute composi- 13 tions, inspired composers to add to the flute repertoire, promoted the silver flute, and taught at the Institute of Musical Art (which became the Julliard School of Music in 1926) for 39 years. See also fleury, louis françois; lora, arthur; platinum flute; spoon flute. BASE METAL. 1. Any common, nonprecious metal. Cf. precious metal. 2. The metal underneath plating. The base metal of plated student flutes is usually either nickel-silver or yellow brass.
11). The standard angle of the blowing wall is 7° from the plane of the blowing edge. Figure 6 shows the transverse section of a flute embou- Figure 6. Transverse section of a flute embouchure hole showing the standard 7° angle of the blowing wall when compared to the vertical direction. Drawing by Tess Vincent. chure hole and the standard 7° angle of the blowing wall when compared to the vertical direction. 68 in. 35 mm) measurement is the diameter of the head joint bore at the embouchure hole centerline location.
When referring to the tone, body refers to the substance of the tone. A flute tone with more “body” would probably have a larger proportion of fundamental. Cf. full tone. BODY JOINT. Usually refers only to the middle joint. See also body (1, 2). BODY-LINE G TONE HOLE. An alternate name for the G tone hole under the lower G key. It is used to BOEHM FLUTE distinguish this G tone hole from the G tone hole under the closed G key. See also duplicate g tone hole; independent g tone hole. BODYMAKER. The name of the craftsman in a flutemaking company who specializes in preparing the flute body for the addition of the key mechanism.
A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist by Susan Maclagan