edited by Christine Draeger, Jocelyn Fazzone and Lamorna Nightingale
This progressive collection of solos and studies for the beginner to advanced flute player are stylistically diverse and fun to play.
From the thousands of studies and solo pieces written in the past four centuries, we have selected the 99 of the most enjoyable pieces for both teacher and student. Collated in a broadly progressive order from approximately AMEB 2nd grade to Diploma Level, the pieces cover all areas of technique; tone, articulation, dynamics, finger dexterity etc. Metronome speeds, articulation, dynamics and breaths are suggested but as the level of difficulty increases these editorial marks are phased out to encourage the advanced student to make technical and musical decisions.
I recently received this wonderful and useful etude book in the mail from Australia that arrived within a week! How entirely excellent a book it is! (and I'm not related to the flute teachers who created this study book, of course.) Usually, when you buy a book of flute etudes, you find two to three great etudes, and all the rest are uphill work, unattractive to the ear, or diabolically difficult for no apparent reason. Well the Australian flute teachers who compiled this lovely new book of etudes have finally ended that reign of terrible (or as we say "terri-blech!") etude books... Canadian Flautist and Teacher - Jen Cluff reviews 99 Solos and Studies for Flute.