Practice Book for the Piccolo. For Piccolo. Music Sales America. Softcover. 214 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV120658. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14036416).
ISBN 0853601372. 8.25x11.75 inches.
This generous volume of orchestral excerpts and extracts for practice is a methodical approach to piccolo technique, designed to help the flautist transfer the playing techniques of the flute to the piccolo.
Location: from Maine
August 24, 2007
this is NOT an intermediate book
I don't know many intermediate students who could possibly play (and excecute correctly) most of the advanced solo piccolo orchestral excerpts included in this book. I completely disagree that the entirety of this book could be classified as "early intermediate" by the previous person posting a review! I used this...
21 of 40 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Telkwa, BC
July 13, 2007
Specific, very worthwhile
This practice book is HUGE, so lots of bang for you buck. It has very good simple exercises as well as lots of real excerpts from classical works. Really highlights how the piccolo is different from other flute instruments and how to address those differences to improve your playing.
18 of 36 people found this review helpful.