For those looking for flute etudes in free pdfs, and for information on how to work on them to increase your excellence, please do read on.
An étude (a French word meaning study), is an instrumental musical composition, most commonly of considerable difficulty, usually designed to provide practice material for perfecting a particular technical skill.
Here is a youtube video that is a terrific demonstration of a professional flutist performing an etude at a very high musical level.
If you've never played etudes or are looking for excellent, musically interesting etudes or studies see:
List of commonly used etude books (graded using Canadian Conservatory of Music flute grades).
Jen's favourite etudes list.
List of in-print flute etude books with some reviews and graded by UK/Abrsm (1-8)
Free pdf flute etudes
For Grades, see the chart:
comparing Canadian Conservatory flute grading methods.
free pdf studies various composers: Book Flute Studies and Book 1.
Gariboldi "Dainty" (Mignonne) Studies:
Gariboldi - 20 Studies, opus 132 (free pdf) etudes
Gariboldi 20 Studies opus 132: Free pdfs of ten of op. 132 studies here.
Various composers Book II Flute studies to Bk. X:
Kohler - easy, Romantic Etudes to Virtuoso etudes: all at:
One fun Etude - "Arpeggio - Moto Perpetuo"
A very fun repeatable etude for staccato articulation
Drouet - 72 Short (and interesting) Studies:
Drouet - 25 Famous Etudes: pdf
(Wait 20 seconds for free download)
Hughes (also spelled Hugues) 24 Etudes: (very fun!)
Donjon's 8 Salon Etudes new pdf edition (very fun!)
opus 21 Andersen (free pdf)
opus 33 Andersen (free pdf):
Berbiguier 18 Etudes:
Download all the Andersen etudes by opus number for free:
Anderson Etudes in order of difficulty (grades 7-12):
Op. 15 (grade 10 flutists)
Op. 60 (for professional flutists)
J.S. Bach 24 Concert Studies:
Contemporary - Misc. Flute Studies by Lindolm: (some are graded)
More Links to Etudes:
Free pdfs of Etudes by Kohler, Berbiguier and Gariboldi at Flutetunes.
--------------------end list free etudes in pdf
Also of great interest for more advanced flutists see:
Recommended Advanced Etude books by Jen
Best high register Study book to buy: Filas Top Register Studies.
And here is an article of mine on how to work on a flute etude.
All the best and happy excellent etudes tiny dudes!