Philippe Bernold : Le Souffle, Le Son (Billadout)
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The Wind, the Sound is a workbook which extends and amplifies the work discussed in "Technique of the Embouchure", a work that has achieved great success.
Philippe Bernold, Professor of Flûte at the Superior National Conservatory of Music in Paris, proposes an engaging form of new exercises based on the solo repertoire, chamber music and orchestra (with more than 20 excerpts) including works by Bach, Mozart, Bizet, Reinecke, Prokofiev, Debussy, Dutilleux, Messiaen...
We will find new exercises on vocalisation, fundamental exercises to work on the base of the air column and energy of the breath, and propose exercises on improving the embouchure and on refining the end of phrases with the use of harmonies. The length of breath and the use of legato playing are two new chapters with carefully selected works (often orchestral excerpts), which permits the flutist to play with a term comparable to that of the singers.
The last part deals with fundamental subjects such as support, vibrato, the column of air, the movement of the jaw, the timbre, nuances ... In the form of articles that this remarkable flutist and teacher, heir to the French school of flûte, explores with enlightenment his great educational expérience.