Daily Exercises for the Flute
Published in 1922 and written by the French flautist and composer Marcel Moyse (1889-1984), Daily Exercises proposes a series of 25 exercises for flute. Created for the use of intermediate/advanced flautists and with a given timetable organized over a one-month period, Daily Exercises should help the players to feel more comfortable when using the low and high registers. It includes info on: Chromatic exercises; Whole-tone scales; Augmented-fifth arpeggios; Diminished-seventh arpeggios; Major scales/Minor scales; Triads/Chords of the seventh; Thirds/Fourths/Sixths/Sevenths/Octaves/Broken Chords. Considered as a maestro by some musicians, Marcel Moyse has composed many flute methods and exercise books also published by Alphonse Leduc, such as Gammes et Arpèges (1933), De la Sonorité (1934) and Mécanisme-Chromatisme (1927). His methods are widely used and recognised worldwide.