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Daily Exercises, A Progressive Journey, Vol. 1 (Studies and Etudes)


Daily Exercises, A Progressive Journey, Vol. 1 (Studies and Etudes) by Paul Edmund-Davies, Published by Paul Edmund-Davies.

FOREWORD by Paul Edmund-Davies
"For many of us, the luxury of vast amounts of time in which to practice is rarely available. We are all just too busy to be able to set aside endless hours towards finely honing our flute skills. It therefore makes sense that when we do manage to wrestle the flute out of its box for a session in front of a music stand, we cover as much ground and in as profitable a way in the time allocated as possible. Daily Exercises, Vol. 1 has been put together to do exactly this. By covering the Four Pillars of technique (Breathing & Phrasing, Finger Work, Articulation and Intervals) on a regular, disciplined basis, not only are we guaranteed to maintain our technical facilities, but over time, noticeable improvements should likewise take place. Each exercise comes with detailed text on the topic under scrutiny and appears in all keys. Whilst freedom of time in which to practise will always be welcome, Daily Exercises, Vol. 1 provides a viable and highly constructive alternative for those more time pressurised moments."

Paul Edmund-Davies established his international reputation as flautist and soloist in the twenty years that he was Principal Flute of the London Symphony Orchestra and then a further five years at the Philharmonia Orchestra. He has performed concerti with Leonard Bernstein, Slava Rostropovich and Pierre Boulez. In June 2007 his book, The 28 Day Warm up Book for all Flautists...eventually! was first published. This 150 page technical book, now in its sixteenth edition, has been translated into Japanese, Spanish and Russian and has reached most corners of the world. As a result of the success of this book, Paul launched a flute focused online educational website with Pasha Mansurov. Simply Flute ( is a platform dedicated to providing instruction and exercises, helping flute players of all stages and ages on their respective musical journeys with the instrument. In the past two years, it has steadily evolved into a methodical online flute resource. His second book, A Consequence of Sequences, was published in February 2018, with the third, Coffee Noodles in 2021. He is a professor of flute, holding the only named chair (Charles Nicholson) in the department at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Paul has also played on many Hollywood blockbuster film soundtracks, From Star Wars and the early Harry Potter films to Mission Impossible, Interstellar, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, Beauty and the Beast and more recently, Guardians of The Galaxy, Vol. 3 and Wonka. He is equally honoured to be Officier de l’Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne.