The Total Flute

Ed Joffe with Five Woodwinds

Part of Ed Joffe’s Woodwind Doubling Masterclass Series, this class uses the classical etudes of Taffanel-Gaubert, Anderson and Karg-Elert along with selected solos by Frank Wess and Hubert Laws as a means for discussing various problems that all doubling flutists must attend to on a daily basis. These include developing a legato finger technique, attacks and releases, quick register changes, tone colors and uniformity of sound. The influences of the French School of flute playing upon American classical, commercial and jazz flutists will be explored.