By Susan Maclagan
A Dictionary for the trendy Flutist offers transparent and concise definitions of greater than 1,500 universal flute-related phrases participant of the Boehm-system flute may well come upon. absolutely illustrated with greater than a hundred photographs, the entries include descriptions of phrases with regards to all facets of the flute: flute varieties, flute components, flute fix, enjoying recommendations, acoustics, articulations, intonation, universal embellishes, flutemaking, flute heritage, flute track books, and more.Susan Maclagan has completely researched and categorised each one time period, together with vital flute phrases that experience brought on confusion or now not been essentially outlined formerly, directory them alphabetically with concise, in-depth definitions. rigorously categorised illustrations for plenty of flute varieties, components, mechanisms, and components aid to make the definitions more straightforward to imagine. The entries additionally include short biographies of greater than 50 major names within the flute neighborhood world wide. a number of appendixes offer additional info on matters like flute classifications, sorts of glossy Boehm-system flutes and their components, key and tone gap names, head joint recommendations, and orchestra and opera audition excerpts. articles, Checking Your Flute Tuning and Scale by means of the flutist and pedagogue Trevor Wye—who additionally contributed the foreword—and Flute Clutches via the historian David Shorey, also are integrated, in addition to an in depth bibliography.
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It is also used as fuel for alcohol lamps. Denatured alcohol is the same thing as ethanol or ethyl alcohol, with the formula C2H5OH (and which is used for alcoholic beverages), except that it also contains small amounts of poisonous chemicals, such as methanol or isopropyl alcohol, to prevent it from being used as a beverage. Isopropyl alcohol, with a chemical formula of CH3CH(OH)CH3, is most commonly used by people in the flute world in a diluted state (70 percent alcohol, 30 percent water—sold as rubbing alcohol) when they want to sterilize a metal embouchure plate.
BIND. To stick so as to be prevented from moving freely. For example, a dirty key mechanism, or a screw which is too tight, may cause flute keys to bind. See also g keys; hygrometer; pinless mechanism. BISBIGLIANDO. It. whispering. A direction to vary the tone color of one note by performing key or lip vibrato. The flutist may be required to perform either type of vibrato at any particular speed or even change progressively in speed. Although slight pitch changes may occur when using either of these techniques, the emphasis should be on tonal variation.
1). It consists of a crown originally made out of African blackwood and a thin stopper (ca. /17 mm) at first made out of Delrin, a hard plastic (see app. 10, fig. 7). There is a small hole running through the middle of the crown. Both the crown and the stopper are held in place by a silicone ring, called an O-ring. The device was invented by Robert Bigio in the late 20th century and is believed by many flutists to improve the response and make the sound bigger and more even throughout the flute’s range.
A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist by Susan Maclagan