The Gilbert Legacy

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The Gilbert Legacy
Floyd, Angeleita S
By Angeleita Floyd. The fundamental purpose of this book is to present the teaching concepts and methods of the prominent flutist and teacher, Geoffrey Gilbert. The resulting work provides a compendium of information for the intermediate and advanced player seeking a more natural and logical approach to the flute. In addition, many fundamental and beginning concepts are presented which have proven beneficial to flutists of all ages. A particular strength of this book is the numerous illustrations of hand, body and head positions. Chapters include the life of Geoffrey Gilbert; introduction to his teaching; fundamental technique; breathing, blowing, and breath control; embouchure; techniques of sound; expressive nuances of sound; articulation; and practicing. Featuring: *Insights into the analysis and logic of Gilbert s teaching and playing philosophy; *Clear and concise descriptions of this master teacher s concepts and methods; *Direct quotes from Gilbert with easily understandable explanations; *Careful outlining of Gilbert s exercises and techniques for developing proper tone production, breath control, virtuosic technique and much more; *Biographical information on Gilbert s life, influences and achievements, including a discography; *More than 50 photographs depicting Gilbert s life and techniques, as well as more than 90 examples and exercises. Soft cover, 150 pages, spiral bound.
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