The first volume of the Complete Flute Method by Giuseppe Gariboldi, this edition has been reviewed and edited by Jan Merry. The finger positions, articulations and breathing have been added to the method where necessary, as well as some helpful advice has been included.
This particularly melodic method starts with some theory basics and covers all beginner needs such as scales, rhythms and trills, among others, using some small studies or exercises.
Even though most of the Flute now uses the Boëhm method, the book has kept the old eight–key Flute tablatures.
This volume of Complete Flute Method is completed by a second volume also available at Alphonse Leduc. Giuseppe Gariboldi (1833-1905) is an Italian flautist and composer who wrote numerous pieces for Flute. Most of his study books are still used to teach the Flute, including '20 Little studies, Op. 132' or 'Daily exercises, Op. 89'.