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Do you want a beautiful flute tone?

Long note practice is the answer - but - BORING!

YES, WE AGREE! - You would MUCH rather play REAL flute music wouldn't you?

Here's the best answer - beautiful SLOW music.

Flute Tone-Ups - the easy way to get a good flute tone.

Chosen from the world's great composers - the most beautiful SLOW melodies. You will love playing them - and they are brilliant for developing that wonderful tone you want.

Ten beautiful slow tunes - you will play them over and over without ever being bored

Performance notes and technique tips for each melody.

Performance standard - easy to moderately difficult.

Peter Moore says: "In my many years of teaching, I have found that most students won't  practice long note exercises because they are so dreadfully boring.  I could not find enough interesting and challenging slow music in any one book for students to play - so we wrote "Flute Tone-Ups Book 1".

This book has ten carefully selected titles, complete with performance notes for each piece, for you to enjoy playing.  You will also develop your embouchure at the same time.  Book 2 is in preparation with even more challenging pieces".

Below are scanned extracts of pages.  Click on the thumbnail pictures to see them full size.

flute4.JPG (64617 bytes)Nocturne No 1 - John Field


flute3.JPG (79749 bytes) Advice and guidance on performance.



flute2.JPG (77082 bytes)Contents



This is what customers say:

Shirley Hartlett, retired Headmistress of Shenington School, Nr Banbury, England says:

"I get frustrated when I buy a book of music and find that I can only manage to play one or two pieces.  With Tone-Ups I can play them all!" 

Stan Barrett, retired drama teacher and semi-pro musician from Market Bosworth, England says:

"The 'Tone-Ups' are a joy to use.  Not only do they take the tedium out of long-note practice, but they are also sprinkled with technical and interpretive challenges.  The writers know where we're likely to need help.  They isolate each problem and tell us, in straightforward language, what to do about it.  Excellent."

Flute Tone-Ups - the easy way to get a good flute tone.Go on - treat yourself - because you want a better tone, don't you?

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