Playing Outside the Lines, Volume I (eBook + Online Audio)
Tools and Foundations: Fundamentals of Irish Flute

Volume I of Playing Outside the Lines is the first of a comprehensive four-part method book series offering beginning to advanced Irish traditional flute instruction for Boehm and simple system flutists in graduated books, chapters, and exercises. Volume I provides foundations for playing within the framework of Irish traditional music and the basis for the remaining three volumes of the series. This four-part series is the first of its kind, containing more tha ...more

Product Number:
30742MEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
108
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-5134-5581-8
ISBN13:
978-15134-5581-5
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
12/10/2020

Volume I of Playing Outside the Lines is the first of a comprehensive four-part method book series offering beginning to advanced Irish traditional flute instruction for Boehm and simple system flutists in graduated books, chapters, and exercises. Volume I provides foundations for playing within the framework of Irish traditional music and the basis for the remaining three volumes of the series. This four-part series is the first of its kind, containing more than 600 technical exercises, rich and nuanced discussions of Irish flute style and cultural context, previously undocumented techniques, side-by-side explanations for Boehm and simple system flutists (as well as information for musicians transitioning between the two instruments), audio excerpts, simple system flute care and purchasing information, and resources for further study. By the end of the four-part series, Boehm and simple system flutists of any background will have the tools necessary to play Irish music with a deep understanding of the tradition as well as with individual creativity. 

Brook Ferguson, Principal Flutist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, calls Playing Outside the Lines "an invaluable resource for any flutist." Renowned performer and author Robert Dick says, "Leslie Anne Harrison’s Playing Outside the Lines is a marvelous gift to all interested in Irish music. Her clear and detailed writing is a huge boon to those embracing the traditional Irish flute and is truly enlightening to those (like me) who want to delve into this music while playing the Boehm flute. From tiniest detail to largest form, Leslie Anne Harrison is there every step of the way. Playing Outside the Lines is a major contribution to flute pedagogy."

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Introduction
My Story
A Note on Playing Outside the Lines
How to Use This Series
Which Flute?
Part I: Assembling the Tools of the Trade: Preliminary Considerations
Chapter 1: Posture
Chapter 2: Articulation
Chapter 3: Fingerings and Technique
Chapter 4: Tone, Color, and Intonation
Chapter 5: Scales and Modes
Chapter 6: Learning by Ear
Chapter 7: Session Etiquette
Part II: The Subjects: Tunes
Chapter 8: Tunes
Part III: Preparing the Canvas: Backbeat
Chapter 9: Backbeat in Compound Meters
Chapter 10: Backbeat in Reels
Part IV: Sketching the Shape: Breathing
Chapter 11: Breathing in Compound Meters
Chapter 12: Breathing in Reels
In Closing: Next Steps
Acknowledgments
Complete Symbols Key
Fingering Chart
Accompanying Recordings
Suggested Listening
Additional Resources
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
 
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