Cohen, Sheryl - Bel Canto Flute: The Rampal School
Bel Canto Flute: The Rampal School
Written and Compiled by Sheryl Cohen
Published by Winzer Press
"Imagine a school that has no rules or dogma, where life and music point the way. Rules confine and limit artistic expression. There is not a right way to play an instrument, to shape a phrase, or to make music. Even a belief in one type of tone quality eleminates thousands of possibilities... Apply this free spirited approach to every aspect of flute playing, musicianship, and life, and you have the school of Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion." - From Bel Canto Flute: The Rampal School
From the Publisher
Bel Canto Flute offers an inspiring and artistic application of the teachings of Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion to daily studies, etudes, and traditional repertoire. In twelve chapters, Sheryl Cohen explores the Rampal School's poetic approach to expressive phrasing as a foundation to develop musical artistry, creative practice methods, breath control, tone, articulation, and technique, all while searching to free the artist within. This bold 220-plus page work includes 34 etudes and 33 solo movements: J.S. Bach's Partita, Sonata in E Minor, C.P.E. Bach's Sonata in A Minor for flute alone, Telemann Fantasias No. 2 and 10, along with movements from works by Blavet, Mozart, Handel, plus daily studies of Boehm, Anderson, Koehler, Altes, and more.