Larry Krantz Flute Pages: Practical Alternate Flute Fingerings

This brief list of fingerings was compiled over the last 15 years. Most of these fingerings were given to me in lessons or in masterclasses. Some were found written on music, and others were simpley stumbled upon while trying to survive.

These fingerings will be included in my upcoming book on flute intonation.

The artwork was roiginally drawn by Mr. Tom Johnson, and is modified and used with his kind permission.

I'd like to thatn Carol Kniebusch Noe, Paula Elliot, Peter Lloyd, Bill Watt, William Bennett, and the legendary teacher, Geoffrey Gilbert for being so generous.

For a high quality printed copy of this chat, send $5.00 (US funds) and a SASE to:

    Wayne Hedrick
    928 Dunhill Way
    Newport News, 23602-8884
    wayne@waynehedrick.com
1998 Wayne Hedrick
Practical Alternate Fingerings For Flute


Wayne Hedrick
Biographical Sketch

Wayne Hedrick has been a recording artist for more than 13 years, serving primarily as principal flutist in several internationally acclaimed bands and wind ensembles. In 1996, Klavier Records International released Musical Colors, a collaboration for flute and harp, featuring Mr. Hedrick and harpist Hye Yun Chung Bennett. A second CD has been recorded and is planned for release in 1998. It features Five Bagatelles, written for and dedicated to Mr. Hedrick and Mrs. Bennett by the prominent American composer, Aldo Forte. After their first release, the press said:

    "The program, in summary, is excellent. And so are the soloists, both obviously experienced players.... The compact disc proves that both are indeed world-class instrumentalists..." --Fanfare Magazine, November/December 1996 edition (Robert McColley)

    "...a wonderful array of favorites done to perfection. I hope Klavier will use this talented duo again for more CDs of this type!" --The Hampton Roads Daily Press (Classical Remarks, Raymond Jones. The Daily Press, 28 July 96)

Mr. Hedrick was an invited guest artist at the 6th International World Harp Congress in Seattle Washington on July 26, 1996. He and harpist Hye Yun Chung Bennett performed to an audience of musicians from around the world.

Mr. Hedrick was the principal flutist on Telarc's 1993 Grammy Award winning recording PDQ Bach: Music for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion and a featured performer on Telarc's 1994 release of PDQ Bach: Two Pianos are Better than One. In 1989, he was the principal flutist with the National Symphonic Winds on Wilson Audio's highly praised recordings: Winds of War and Peace and Center Stage.

Currently, Mr. Hedrick is the principal flutist of the US Air Force Heritage of America Band; which has recorded thirteen compact discs to date. The American composer Keith Gates wrote his Concertino for Mr. Hedrick who performed the world premier in 1997. The Gates Concertino was recorded on the 1997 Heritage of America Band CD Aloft. Additionally, his recording of the Fantasie Brilliante on Themes from Carmen by Francois Borne (on 1995 Solo! CD) has received international airplay and much critical acclaim. From 1980-1991 he was the principal flutist with the US Air Force Tactical Air Command Band; except for 1986-1987 when he was the piccoloist. Mr. Hedrick recorded fifteen albums with the Tactical Air Command Band. Between 1989 and 1992, he was the principal flutist on the recordings of the National Symphonic Winds. He has performed on numerous occasions as the featured soloist with these ensembles throughout the eastern United States. Selections included the works of Khachaturian, Borne, Doppler, Chaminade, Kennan, Griffes, and Godard.

Mr. Hedrick is serving as the principal/solo flutist with the National Chamber Players. Their first CD, Nonets and Septets, recorded in 1996, has received outstanding reviews. In 1997, the National Chamber Players recorded three more CDs for Klavier Records International that are planned for a 1998 release.

Since 1989, Mr. Hedrick has performed frequently with the Celebration Chamber Ensemble; a group composed of flute and strings. From 1987-1991, he was the flutist with the Tactical Air Command Band Baroque Trio which performed for high ranking U.S. military and civilian leaders. From 1984-1991, he toured with the Tactical Air Command Band Woodwind Quintet. They traveled extensively throughout Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia and recorded Five by Five in 1985.

Mr. Hedrick has also performed many recitals with piano or harp throughout the Middle Atlantic States. He has performed and taught masterclasses at many universities, including James Madison University, Old Dominion University, Radford University, Hollins College, Concord College,and Western Carolina University.

Mr. Hedrick has studied extensively with Carol Kniebusch Noe of James Madison University. He has studied privately or in masterclasses with Geoffrey Gilbert, Peter Lloyd, and Paula Elliot. Additionally, he has attended many masterclasses, including those of Irish flutist James Galway, English flutist William Bennett, and French flutist Charles D'Agnino.

Mr. Hedrick is a native of Wytheville, Virginia. He and his wife, Mitzi, have two daughters, Jessica and Katelyn, and live in Newport News, Virginia.

COMMENTS FROM THE PRESS
About recordings featuring Wayne Hedrick, Flutist

Musical Colors
Klavier KCD-11063

    "The program, in summary, is excellent. And so are the soloists, both obviously experienced players.... The compact disc proves that both are indeed world-class instrumentalists..."
    --Fanfare Magazine, November/December 1996 edition (Robert McColley)

    "...a wonderful array of favorites done to perfection. I hope Klavier will use this talented duo again for more CDs of this type!"
    --The Hampton Roads Daily Press (Classical Remarks, Raymond Jones. The Daily Press, 28 July 96)

Aloft
Featuring the Concertino by Keith Gates
The USAF Heritage of Amercia Band

    "Wayne Hedrick is one of the finest flutists to ever serve in a military band..."
    --WHRV FM Radio (Raymond Jones. November 1997)

Nonets and Septets
Klavier KCD-11080

    "This is a very effective showpiece for winds and these performers. Balance and intonation are strikingly good. Conductor Lowell Graham and all of the instrumentalists on this disc are impressive. The level of performance is first-rate throughout this varied, attractive, and not excessively recorded repertoire."
    -- Audionotes, The Clarinet, July/August 1997 (William Nichols)

    "Expert, relaxed performances stress the charms of this music. Recommended."
    --Fanfare Magazine, July/August 1997 edition (James H. North)

    "...a good program, well played and recorded."
    -American Record Guide, July/August 1997 edition (Chakwin)


Many thanks to Wayne Hedrick for allowing this fingering chart to be published on my web site.

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