Buy "Mastering the Flute with William Bennett" by Roderick Seed (Indiana University Press, 2018) and 7 Daily Vocalises by Roderick Seed (Tetractys Publishing). CDs by William Bennett. Shipping in UK and worldwide.
CDs by William Bennett
CDs by the amazing William Bennett. These are all new and only available here!
The proceeds of the sale of these CDs will go towards future flute events, such as my retreat, flute days and summer school. A piece of sheet music from William Bennett's library will be included free of charge with every purchase.
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Books by Roderick Seed
Mastering the Flute with William Bennett
"Mastering the Flute with William Bennett is an extremely valuable resource for flute players, covering a wide range of technical and musical issues and revealing the ideas developed over Bennett's decades-long career."
Clarissa Payne - Music Teacher Magazine
For the first time the exercises and teaching methods of world-renowned flutist William Bennett are featured in one workbook. After more than a decade of study with Bennett and many of his students, Roderick Seed has documented the tools that have made Bennett known for his ability to give the flute the depth, dignity, and grandeur of the voice or the stringed instrument. Topics range from how to overcome basic technical difficulties, such as pitch control, to the tools for phrasing, prosody, tone, and intonation needed for playing with different dynamics and ranges of expression. Advanced musicians will find useful exercises and techniques in this book that will deepen their knowledge and enjoyment of making music and help them in their quest to master the flute.
7 Daily Vocalises
Honorable Mention at the NFA Newly Published Music Competition 2023
Vocalises are melodic compositions without words that are sung on a vowel sound, such as “aa” or “oo”.
As the flute is one of the closest instruments to the human voice, we can learn a great deal from how singers practise. Vocalises combine technique and music in a way that is challenging yet fun.
This book contains 7 vocalises, so one has something different to practise each day.
I hope you enjoy practising them!
"This lovely book from Rod Seed is unique. All seven exercises challenge and develop flexibility, and all have music at their heart. The purpose of each one is clearly explained, has a warm up to get you started and is printed in all the keys possible. For example, Hommage to Poulenc is designed to improve control of the Cantilena, Bach-ercise uses harmonics to outline Bach's famous Prelude in C major, Bach-ticulation is a real workout for blowing, articulation and fingerwork and the simple melody used in Singing and Playing cleverly encourages us to experiment with this technique. There are plenty of warm-up and tone development books on the market but none is quite like this!"
Chris Hankin, Just Flutes
Below are a few of my transcriptions of some lovely pieces that were not originally written for the flute. All downloadable as a PDF. £1 each.