The Electric Flute: A Beginner’s Guide to Playing Flute with Effects by Melissa Keeling

Welcome to the fantastic world of playing flute with effects! Although the flute is a beautiful and versatile instrument in its own right, effects greatly expand the musical and timbral possibilities of the instrument. Whether you play classical, jazz, world, pop, rock, or any other genre, effects add a new dimension to your sound. Available in hardcover



  • How to choose and use microphones with the flute
  • The gear you need and how to hook it up
  • All about effects such as delay, distortion, harmonizers, and loopers, and how to use them with the flute
  • Links to recordings of effects with the flute, so you can hear what the effects sound like
  • Interviews with electric flutists
  • What to play, including exercises for effects, an introduction to improvisation, writing loops, and five complete pieces (“Northern Lights,” “Clair de Lune,” “Kings of the Sky,” “Among the Stars,” and “37 Days”)

Interviews and Contributions by:

  • Robert Dick
  • Michele Gori
  • Stefan Keller
  • Courtney King
  • Elsa Nilsson
  • David Weiss
  • Leszek Wisniowski
  • Jose Valentino & Chris Shelton
Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1 in