Diverting Etudes in the Flute Class

Keywords: musical dialogues, flute and piano, musical transcriptions, transformation of the authorial text, intonational etude.


One of the most crucial tasks for educating
the beginner musician is the development
of his artistic imagination. A decisive role
in this process is played by the formation
of the musicians’ attitudes towards the skills
of interaction of their relationship with
the composer’s music: the creation
of the performer’s text, i.e., its interpretation
(the problematic situation “If I were
the editor…”), or its transcription or
arrangement (“I wish to become a composer”).
The solution of the indicated aims (which,
essentially, relate to the musicians’
inventiveness) and the participation
in the problem situations becomes manageable
even for especially gifted students only
upon the condition of a correctly elaborated
technology of interaction with the musical text.
Such experience is well-known in Russia
and in other countries, specimens
of assignments and tutorial manuals directed
at the possibility of application of innovational
technologies in work with beginner pianists
have been developed. In this article the author
offers to instructors of flute performance her
technology of work on unfolding the primary
authorial musical text on the basis of horizontal
and vertical dialogue expounded
in E.G. Shcherbakova’s textbook “Neskuchnye
etyudy” [“Diverting Etudes”] in her piano class.

Russian Education in the Context of Culture