Pares Scales (Flute or Piccolo). By Gabriel Pares and Gabriel Par. Arranged by Harvey S. Whistler. For Flute, Piccolo. Woodwind Method. 48 pages. Rubank Publications #RUBL117. Published by Rubank Publications (HL.4470490).
ISBN 1423445163. 9x12 inches.
The classic scale and arpeggio studies of Gabriel Parès were adapted in the 1940s for like-instrument study by Rubank's Harvey Whistler, and are now the standard for elementary scale instruction. Presenting all the major keys up to four flats/sharps (and the relative minors), each unit also includes long tone and embouchure studies. Supplemental material includes comprehensive chromatic scales, fingering and speed studies, lip slurs (brass) and exercises to strengthen the upper register (woodwinds).
Location: from NYC
June 17, 2012
Great intermediate scale book
For flutists who have mastered basic scales in 4 flats/sharps, this book introduces patterns and scales starting on all the scale degrees, which I find particularly helpful. This book is a precursor to the Taffanel-Gaubert Daily Exercises for students at an intermediate level.
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