Best Flute Books 2023: Be A Professional Flute Player

best flute books

The flute is a melodic musical instrument that has a clear and bright sound with a distinctive warmth, refinement, and subtlety to its tone. Flutes are one of the earliest musical instruments men have created.

To master the arts of flute playing there is no alternative to read these books presented below. By reading these flute learning books you will learn everything about flute playing and be a professional flute player.

Here you will get some of the best flute books in 2023.

Flute working methods: flute method - improve faster in less time (Learn Music Very Fast)
Author: Marion, Jean-Louis
Published at: 13/01/2021

This book is like no other. It won't teach you how to play the flute: there are dozens of effective methods for that. It will teach you how to practice the flute efficiently so that you can improve your flute as quickly as possible in the shortest time possible. You will be able to play harder and faster scores.


  • Dissociate working the flute and playing the flute
  • Law of Least Effort
  • Select the scores
  • How often to play the flute per week and for how long?
  • Warming up and working the sound of the flute
  • Vary musical style
  • Is it necessary to learn to read music to play the flute?  


  • Imitate great flute players 
  • Shift the beginning of the piece at each session 
  • When you fail Accidentals
  • Scribbling
  • How to practice a difficult section in a piece
  • Avoid degradation of a piece over time
  • The work of musical nuances
  • Boost your progression: face new challenges
  • How to learn by heart?


  • Marathon workout in preparation to perform in front of an audience
  • Discomfort zone techniques.


  • Virtuosity is mastery
  • The metronome's work of mastery and stability
  • Working on sections where the notes are very fast
  • Back-nibbling technique: for the ultra-difficult
  • Regularity workouts for difficult sections
  • Working on a difficult section: x3 x5 x8 repetition
  • Use the metronome to learn difficult and long sections that include various rhythms
  • Structure of a working session. -

Flute For Beginners: Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Learn the Realms of Playing the Flute from A-Z
Author: Miller, Kevin
Published at: 25/08/2020

In this book, you will go through a training process that starts with the very fundamental knowledge required for playing the flute, which is understanding what the flute is, the types of flutes on the market and how these sounds influence the type of music that can be played. Flutes are perceived to be very delicate instruments, and the sounds that they produce are just as delicate but astoundingly powerful.

So, imagine how it would feel to be able to channel that powerful sound and become the tool through which the flute delights the ears. Let's face it, the flute might be the instrument of perfection, but it is the person playing that instrument that determines the beauty of the sounds that it produces. It doesn't matter how little you know about the flute or how to play it because by the end of this book you will be able to:

Distinguish between different flutes at a glance play notes with a good tonal quality perfect your posture and how you handle the flute takes your flute playing skills to the next level content of this book has been broken down in such a way that it is super easy to understand. 

Praise of Mercy Flute Solos: A collection of beloved hymn arrangements for solo flute with piano accompaniment
Author: Henry, Susan W
Published at: 24/10/2020

"Praise of Mercy Flute Solos" is a collection of 10 well-known and beloved Christian hymns beautifully arranged by Susan W. Henry. They have been written to help bring peace and comfort into your life. These songs were thoughtfully chosen to include hymns that are familiar and faith-promoting. "These hymns have provided comfort and inspiration to me throughout my life. I have played the flute for over 30 years. Combining my love for the hymns and the flute has created a peaceful combination in these hymn arrangements. I hope that you will find peace in your life as you play through each of these arrangements."

Dawn's Flute Notes: Practical Advice for Flute Players from Practice Room to Stage
Author: Keur, D. L.
Published at: 29/08/2019
ISBN: 1687531838

Dawn's Flute Notes: A professional flautist shares her experiences and insights - practical advice from practice room to stage and beyond. Written from the personal experiences of a professional flautist, Dawn's Flute Notes, Practical Advice for Flute Players from Practice Room to Stage is a look inside the real world of the flute. It's a book designed to help both those who already do play the flute and for those who are just contemplating flute for themselves or their children.

50+ Greatest Intermediate Classics for Flute: instantly recognisable tunes by the world's greatest composers arranged for the intermediate flute player
Author: Oosthuizen, Amanda
Published at: 19/11/2019
ISBN: 1698292384

50+ Greatest Intermediate Classics for Flute is a collection of favourite melodies arranged especially for the intermediate to advanced flute player, starting with the easiest. All are in easy keys. Great for advanced sight-reading practice or just for fun. 

Assuming a good knowledge of the flute and music reading, some pieces are one page, others longer; the music ranges from low C to third octave A although the easier pieces in the first part of the book range only up to third octave D.

50+ Greatest Intermediate Classics for Flute follows on from our popular 50+ Greatest Classics for Flute, which is much easier, contains different repertoire and shorter pieces. This, latest, the book is for the more advanced player and includes extracts from:

101 Disney Songs: for Flute
Author: Hal Leonard Corp
Published at: 01/01/2018
ISBN: 1540002330

If you play an instrument and you're a Disney fan, you'll love this collection of 101 favourites to learn and play! Songs include:

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  • A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
  • Evermore
  • Go the Distance
  • He's a Pirate
  • I See the Light
  • Kiss the Girl
  • Let It Go
  • Mickey Mouse March
  • Reflection
  • A Spoonful of Sugar
  • True Love's Kiss
  • We're All in This Together
  • When You Wish Upon a Star
  • A Whole New World
  • You've Got a Friend in Me
  • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah * and more.

Suzuki Flute School, Vol 1: Flute Part, Book & CD
Author: Suzuki, Shinichi
Published at: 01/03/2018
ISBN: 1470638606

Teach flute with the popular Suzuki Flute School! The Suzuki Method(R) of Talent Education is based on Shinichi Suzuki's view that every child is born with ability, and that people are the product of their environment. According to Shinichi Suzuki, a world-renowned violinist and teacher, the greatest joy an adult can know come from developing a child's potential so he/she can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings. Students are taught using the "mother-tongue" approach.

Each series of books for a particular instrument in the Suzuki Method is considered a Suzuki music school, such as the Suzuki Flute School. Suzuki lessons are generally given in a private studio setting with additional group lessons. The student listens to the recordings and works with their Suzuki flute teacher to develop their potential as a musician and as a person.

This Suzuki Book & CD is essential for Suzuki flute lessons. Titles: Mary Had a Little Lamb (Folk Song) * Fireflies (Children's Song) * Kagome Kagome (Children's Song) * Cuckoo (Folk Song) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Suzuki-Takahashi) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * Amaryllis (Ghys) * Allegro (Suzuki) * The Honeybee (Folk Song) * Long, Long Ago (Bayly) * Lullaby, Op. 98, No. 2 (Schubert) * Moon over the Ruined Castle (Taki) * Minuet, Minuet III from Suite in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 822 (Bach) * Minuet, BWV Anh. II 114/Anh. III 183 (Bach) * Minuet, BWV Anh. II 116 (Bach) * Bourrée from Sonata No. 3 in G Major for Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 1, No. 5, HHA IV/3 No. 5 (Handel) * Fingering Chart. The International editions include an updated title page that designates the book as the International Edition.

Accent on Achievement, Bk 1: Flute, Book & CD
Author: John O'Reilly,Mark Williams
Published at: 01/04/1997
ISBN: 0739005111

ACCENT ON ACHIEVEMENT is one of the best learning tools to learn flute for an absolute beginner. It also teaches clarinet and saxophone alongside flute.

The extraordinary methods used in this book will accelerate your learning speed without skipping the basic to advanced things to know. It contains full-color pages and amazing illustrations to make the lessons more attractive. It starts with some simple basic songs to help you use the most out of your new instrument and then step by step it takes you to the advanced lessons.

This flute learning book is perfect for beginner flute players. It also contains a CD with it. It has rhythm and exercises, chorales, scale exercises, and 11 full band arrangements. Grab this amazing book and start your musical journey.

How to Play the Flute: Everything You Need to Know to Play the Flute
Author: Howard Harrison
Published at: 09/02/2002
ISBN: 0312288611

HOW TO PLAY THE FLUTE does exactly the title suggests. It shows you the perfect way to learn flute with helpful information and the most effective strategies to follow.

At the beginning of this book, it gives you an in-depth glimpse of the basics and then goes into the methods of using your flute properly. It provides very basic information like how to hold the flute, how to position your mouth with the flute and many more all with examples and illustrations.

It also covers things like Breathing, Tonguing, Harmonics, Dynamics, Vibrato and over fifty carefully selected musical pieces. Learn flute from the very basic with this amazing book.

Lessons include:

  • Basic introduction about flutes
  • Making the first flute sound
  • How to read music
  • Understanding diagrams and musical signs
  • Holding and playing the flute
  • Familiar and unfamiliar rhythms and many more

Sound Innovations for Concert Band, Bk 1: A Revolutionary Method for Beginning Musicians (Flute Book & Online Media)
Author: Robert Sheldon,Peter Boonshaft,Dave Black,Bob Phillips
Published at: 01/05/2010
ISBN: 0739067222

SOUND INNOVATIONS FOR CONCERT BAND is one of the best self-learning references you can get to learn flute from the beginning. It uses comprehensive methods and proven education concepts to make instrument learning more easier.

It has clear and concise page layouts, exercises for each instrument and a simple and effective explanation of complex ideas. Also, this flute learning book is organized in a level by level fashion which will help anyone to learn from where they like to start. It includes self-assessment indicators and benchmarks to test your skills.

There is also an online community that provides access to streaming audio and video content for practicing at Written by expert musicians this book will fulfill your quench of learning.

PW21FL - Standard of Excellence Enhanced Book 1 - Flute
Author: Bruce Pearson
Published at: 01/01/2017
ISBN: 0849707501

STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE ENHANCED COMPREHENSIVE BAND METHOD is an amazing creation of Bruce Pearson for learning how to learn and play the flute. It combines music theory, history and training to make a perfect way to master flute playing.

It is considered as a replacement of textbooks by many students and parents. This book provides training methods based on ear training, listening, reading music, composition, improvisation and many other strategies. It also comes with a CD along with the book which will help you to master your skills.

Everyone will find this book very helpful for learning to play the flute.

Trevor Wye - Practice Book for the Flute - Omnibus Edition Books 1-6
Author: Trevor Wye
Published at: 01/09/2015
ISBN: 1783054255

Trevor Wye's Practice Book for the flute is one of the most comprehensive and complete guides for learning flute. This is the most recommended book for flute learning where a varied set of flute learning tips, instructions, and exercises are put together.

Also, this book starts with the specifics for an absolute beginner and step by step goes into the intermediate and advanced level. This edition of the book has updated diagrams, clear musical notations, and improved overall learning experience. This book is invaluable for flute players at every level.

101 Hit Songs: for Flute
Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Published at: 01/01/2017
ISBN: 1495073432

101 HIT SONGS FOR FLUTE is a collection of most popular songs in an instrumental version that you can play alongside your flute. You can learn to create amazing flute covers by this book.

There are over 101 most popular songs of the current musical generation. Songs include All About The Bass, All Of Me, Breakaway, Call Me Maybe, Firework, Hello, I Gotta Feeling, Love Story, Rolling In The Deep, Shake It Off, Smells like Teen Spirit, Uptown Funk and many more.

This book will keep you engaged with the flute and make you a great flute artist.

Flute Lessons for Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Flute (Free Video Available) (Progressive Beginner)
Author:,Peter Gelling
Published at: 10/04/2014

PROGRESSIVE BEGINNER FLUTE is all you need to be a great flute player. It covers all the things you need to know to start your flute learning journey. It is easy to follow, provides lessons by lesson flute tutorial which are suitable for all ages and players of any level.

Even if you have zero knowledge in flute learning this book will make you a pro. It has beginner flute skills and all the fundamental techniques of flute playing. It also has practical flute theory for learning how to read flute music for beginners and how to play beginner flute music.

It is filled with flute tips and flute tricks that every player should know when learning flute including an introduction to flute improvisation. It also comes with online access to free flute lessons and videos. Grab this amazing book now.

The Flute Book: A Complete Guide for Students and Performers (Oxford Musical Instrument Series)
Author: Nancy Toff
Published at: 29/08/2012
ISBN: 0195373081

THE FLUTE BOOK is a complete guide for students and performers of any age and level. It is a great resource guide for anyone who already plays flute or is interested in playing flutes.

Author Nancy Toff has divided this book into three sections, each of which covers the most important things to learn about the flute. The first sections describe how to choose correct flutes, taking care and maintenance of your flute and a brief history of flutes.

The second section covers the performance measurements of flutes. She describes breathing, tone, vibrato, articulation, style, and performance. And the last section describes the various eras of flute music in various countries with detailed historical research. 

Contents of this book include:

  • The flute today
  • How to choose the proper flute
  • Care and maintenance of flute
  • A brief history of the flute
  • Performance measurement of flute (breathing, tone, vibrato, articulation, style, etc.)
  • The various era of flute music

Measures of Success: Flute Book 1
Author: Deborah A. Sheldon,Brian Balmages,Timothy Loest,Robert Sheldon
Published at: 12/07/2010
ISBN: 1569398038

MEASURES OF SUCCESS is a comprehensive guide for flute lovers. It is created by a number of professional musicians. It shows you the ways to master flute playing. It combines conceptual knowledge with performance skills. The lessons described in this book will inspire you the most.

It will help you grow your interest in flute playing and keep you engaged with this book. Don't miss the chance to grab this amazing resource.

The Sword and the Flute: Kali and Krsna- Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology (Hermeneutics, Studies in the History of Religions)
Author: Kinsley, David
Published at: 25/02/2000
ISBN: 0520224760

Kali and Krsna are two of Hinduism's most popular deities, representing dramatically different truths about the nature of the sacred. The cruel and terrible Kali is thought to be born of wild, aboriginal roots. She is the goddess of thieves and often associated with human blood sacrifice. Krsna, in contrast, is the divine lover and inimitable prankster who plays a bewitching flute to draw all to him. But Kali and Krsna have much more in common than their contrasting personalities suggest. Kinsley shows that Krsna's flute can be interchangeable with Kali's sword, revealing important perceptions of the divine in the Hindu tradition.

The Art Of Native American Flute Making
Author: Mato-Toyela, Charlie
Published at: 15/07/2015
ISBN: 1514845989

The best way to learn to make Native American Flutes is to learn from someone who already makes them. This time honoured tradition is how they have been made for the last 8000 years or so. This book leads the reader down the path of flute making which its creator had originally taken and with the experience of 28 years of work in the craft, he provides an edge for those wanting to learn how to make Native American Flutes. From beginning to end and with many types of flutes as well as materials to make them out of, this book teaches both advanced as well as the upcoming flute maker just starting the journey.

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