An indispensable manual for present-day players of the eighteenth-century flute, Method for the One-Keyed Flute is the first complete method written in modern times. Janice Dockendorff Boland has compiled a manual that can serve as a self-guiding tutor or as a text for a student working with a teacher. Referencing important eighteenth-century treatises while also incorporating modern experience, she guides the reader through historical music with ease and grace. The book includes nearly one hundred pages of music drawn from early treatises, along with solo flute literature and instructional texts and fingering charts. Boland also addresses topics ranging from the basics of choosing a flute and assembling it to more advanced concepts such as tone color and eighteenth-century articulation patterns. Beginning students and experienced will find a wealth of material in Method for the One-Keyed Flute.
Laurence Libin, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Christopher Krueger, New England Conservatory & Oberlin Baroque Performance
John Thow, University of California Berkeley
Betty Bang Mather, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa
Stephen Preston, London, Guildhall and Royal College of Music.
Reviews of Method for the One-Keyed Flute
finally here. This method takes historically informed performance to
a new level. Boland has incorporated the best of the early masters and
improved on them and made their work accessible to modern players. Over
time this modern method surely will take its place in flute history
alongside those distinguished predecessors."
would be fair to suggest that this falls into the 'all the information
about the baroque flute you were too afraid to ask' category. A clearly
laid out and informative manual. A valuable tool for performers and
researchers alike. I am sure teachers and students will breathe a huge
sigh of relief at the wealth of information gathered together in one
new, innovative, and practical resource for baroque flute performers
and teachers. Clear and concise... This practical and valuable method
should be considered an essential addition to the library of every flutist
who has even a passing interest in the one-keyed flute."
though the book is meant as a practical guide, its comprehensive scope
is impressive. Ms. Boland has managed to touch on almost all aspects
of playing the one-keyed flute. ...I would highly recommend the book
to any Boehm-system flute player who wants to explore the one-keyed
flute. It is also an excellent tool for teachers, and a handy reference
book for the advanced player."
a much-needed overview of the instrument while introducing some of the
many aspects of performance practice that a newcomer will be obliged
to tackle. As such, her work is extremely welcome and will be enthusiastically
received by many players."
is easy to see why this Method is warmly endorsed by early music specialists
Stephen Preston and Betty Bang Mather. Janice Boland's Method is an
excellent reference book."
Ann Cherry, Music Teacher (January 2001)
near-perfect historical instrument method . Wonderful book. Excellent
exercises and full of history. I'm not an expert in traverso, but
the fingering chart is very complete and ideal for who want to learn
by yourself. A near-perfect historical instrument method."
"This is one of the best method books I've seen for a historical instrument. Every essential topic is covered: tuning, intonation, articulation, fingering, baroque & classical ornamentation (fingering for trills off of each note, for instance). Period sources (notably Quantz, plus several others) are quoted frequently. There is also a good discussion on the differences between different historical models. Plus there is a wealth of exercises and tunes from the period. While not pretending to be complete in every sense, this is far superior to many methods I've seen for recorder and other instruments. It's also quite affordable. Jan has written a clear, concise yet very complete book."
Spyware Reader's Review (on-line source)
Spyware Reader's Review (on-line source)
An English translation with critical introduction of Jean-Louis Tulou's 1855 method for playing the pre-Boehm wooden flute and an excellent source of early nineteenth-century French performance practices. This book is a must for wooden-flute advocates looking for instruction, music & fingering charts for keyed flutes dating c.1800-1850.
Faithful facsimile edition. An important work which reflects the changes taking place in flute playing as the eighteenth century drew to a close. It bridges that point in history when players were moving from the one-keyed flute to the multi-keyed instruments; important performance practice changes were taking place as well. An excellent reference for discussions of tone production and performance style. This is the first time this tutor has appeared in facsimile edition.
Reviews of Gunn's The Art
treatise is special because, as Boland points out in her notes, he is
one of the first to approach principles of flute technique from a scientific
point of view. Boland's introduction helpfully sets Gunn and his ideas
"This is a great source of information and playing material for intermediate to advanced students of the baroque flute. Reprint begins with extensive and charming introduction on flute playing."
Jerry E. Pritchard, The Flute Network
Faithful facsimile edition. Perhaps the best tutor for today's flutist learning to play multi-keyed pre-Boehm flutes. Includes extensive instruction on fingering systems and includes music showing the practical application of specialized fingerings. Also a good reference for articulation. Although Drou╬t was a Frenchman, he himself translated this text to English and arranged for its publication in London.
Reviews Drouet's Method
reprint is an excellent edition which includes a modern preface...designed
for those learning to play the 8-keyed flute. Drouet's method is very
practical, with valuable advice on fingering choices, solfeggio, principles
of harmony, articulation, and style."