Panflute: Instrument and Playing Techniques
As I turned out to be a panflute "pioneer" among Russian-speaking Internet users, I often had to answer questions from novices via email. At some point I became totally fed up with it. Besides, how can one provide a full and unambiguous answer to questions like: “How do I articulate?” or “Which instrument should I choose?” in a single letter? That is why I decided to write this book, which is a manual for self-taught people.
The main goal of the book is not to construct a simple fixed learning program but to create an extensive informational database, which will allow a novice to become a part of the woodwind world as quickly as possible and to plan his or her lessons and development independently.
So, this book contents a lot of text, pictures, explanations. It answers all possible questions of novice panflutists. I can guess that experienced panflutists will find many helpful explanations about acoustics of this instrument.
I recommend to read the book before purchasing the panflute. In so way you will receive information about instrument construction and making (it will help you to choose or make instrument), you will understand is it good idea to teach yourself panflute, or not.
Table of Contents (220 pages):
Price of book is 60 USD
Book is available in English , Russian and German.
For English and Russian book ask me, Denis Klimov, [email protected]
German variant of this book you can find here: http://www.panfloeten.ch/ (you can thanks Joeri Murk for financing the translation from Russian into English and German).
For this book I received many feedbacks. All of tham are positive.
Paul Hirsh, panflute player, panflute maker.
The book covers history, organology and cultural background (with examples from all over the world), detailed information with measurements and drawings of current designs in relation to playing technique and acoustics, choosing an instrument, playing technique, repertoire, current developments, and offers pages of exercises. As a panpipe player and maker myself, and member of all the relevant Yahoogroups and Facebook pages, I can't think of anything he has left out, or of anyone more qualified for the work. This book is meaty!
Kevin Budd, panflute player, panflute maker.
I was able to look through your great work. It is full of very good information. Probably it is the best single book on the pan flute in terms of information. Much information about the pan flute was kept secret for many years and the book has much to offer.
Rodney Alan Garnett, Professor of Music.
Denis - your book is fantastic. Thank you! I received your excellent book this weekend. I am so impressed with you work. It is great.