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ERIC Number: EJ1000251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9484
Root Tone: A Holistic Approach to Tone Pedagogy of Western Classical Flute
BastaniNezhad, Arya
Australian Journal of Music Education, n2 p33-44 2012
This article examines how key components of holistic tone production can help flutists form a resonant tone. This is framed in an exploration of tone pedagogy and includes a model of tone evaluation and education. This research is also applicable to other instrumentalists, especially wind players. In this case study information was collected by participant observation and interviews with various musicians. The ideas of expert flute educator Thomas Pinschof have been fundamental to this research, particularly those concerning the various elements of mature tone pedagogy that is acquired through a state of equilibrium and awareness in all physical and non-physical aspects of flute performance. Holistically, the entire process of tone production is a combination of different attributes that contribute to the ultimate goal in tone pedagogy--mastering the art of "letting the tone happen". (Contains 2 figures and 15 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Iran