Based on the premise that ‘If you can’t hear it, you can’t play it’, Conal takes a progressive approach to building the students flute technique (What does it Sound like...How is it Done...Where is it Used), starting with the basics (Holding the flute, Breathing, Cuts etc.) and working up to more advanced techniques (Glottal Stops, Rolls and combining of techniques), supported with both Audio and Notated examples. A unique aspect of the book is the chapter on Critical Listening, where the student is taught how to build their listening skills to recognise how top players achieve the musical impact they do.

Build technique progressively from basic breathing to advanced articulation

Step by Step: What does it sound like...How do you do it...Where do you use it

Comprehensively illustrated with both notation and audio examples (free CD inside)

Learn how to listen critically to top players and improve your own playing

Features playing from: Cathering McEvoy, Harry Bradley, Aoife Granville, John Wynne, Tara Diamond, Mike Rafferty, Patsy Hanly, Eamonn Cotter

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Comment by Sarah Elizabeth on September 12, 2012 at 11:01

I saw this book at the Joe Mooney festival this year and I just purchased a copy as well! :) Can't wait to get reading. And listening ;)

Comment by Tina Eck on February 6, 2012 at 21:27

Very exciting. I had the good fortune to attend one of his workshops in Strokestown two years ago. It was a total treat and I learned a ton in just 2 hours ... great fluteplayer and a very nice and supportive guy too, Conal is. Can't wait to get the book

Comment by Lars 'Larry Mór' Mott on December 16, 2011 at 11:20

No wonder you haven't heard, as far as i know it's just been published :)

Comment by Anthony Roche on December 16, 2011 at 11:18

Hey Lars,

I never even knew this book existed! I'm excited and a little bit ashamed at the same time for not knowing. This i will definitely purchase. Thanks!

Comment by Aine Heslin on December 15, 2011 at 10:02

Thanks for putting up this link Lars, I have been promoting it on Facebook but as yet am not confident on how to bring a link to TradConnect. It looks brilliant and I must get it.

Conal is a fine player and a good teacher too and I was lucky enough to get a class with him some years back through the Master's course. This should be a great book!!


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