This piece makes me smile because it is very vibrant. The key clicks and tone bending make it even more exciting. Make sure you get the intonation right of the bended notes.
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The magazine contains pieces for beginners, advanced players, students and teachers. Have fun with extended techniques!
The Flute Colors book
The Flute Colors book was created by Rogier de Pijper. He discovered that exercising extended techniques has a positive effect on the regular (classical) flute playing.
With this book he shares his findings so everyone can experience the benefits of using extended techniques. The book and the website are created in a way so they can be used by amateurs as well as professionals of all ages and of all experience levels.
Flute Colors - Extended techniques for flute
Integrate extended techniques in your daily studies to improve sound, stimulate abdominal support, enhance aural skills and get a more flexible embouchure.
Flutecolors.com contains background information, instruction videos, notation examples and repertoire on all extended techniques for flute.
A source of (free) information for flutists as well as composers.
Latest study material
Introduce extended techniques to your students with the Flute Colors Workshops.
Flute Colors workshops:
- for all ages and all levels
- teachers can join and collaborate
- introduction to most of the techniques in the book
- perfect for inspiration
- for new ways to approach common challenges
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