Tone bending can be used for auditory training and flexibility. In this piece by Beethoven, the first flute in particular has to do all the bending of the tones. You can play this piece with two flutes or add an extra challenge by playing with two flutes and piano.
Flute Colors arrangements
Sheet music with extended techniques for flute
Here you can buy and download sheet music of arrangements with extended techniques for flute.
Variations on well know flute exercises, traditional songs, but also modern pop songs. From Drouet and Bach to Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars. Have fun with extended techniques for flute!
Antoine Hugot was a professor at the Conservatoire in Paris and wrote one of the most important flute methods of his time. He also wrote a few flute duets. In this version of Flute Colors, flutter tongue has been added to increase the support and thereby increase the sound.
This overture is in typical French style. Picture a king entering the room at the opening of the piece and in the second part the dancers appear. All very graceful and now with a small Flute Colors wink.
I wanted to add another easy melody to the Flute Colors collection and have a little flute fun with it. I ended up with different versions. So now you can play this piece as a duet, trio, quartet or quintet. And if you don’t have a bass flute, you can just leave it out.
Spring has come and the sun will show more of itself. This Irish traditional is all about the rising sun. The flutter tongue gives a little bit of percussive feeling tot he piece. Good for practicing support and for relaxing the tongue.
This duet might be without base, but because of the extended techniques it’s certainly not without fun! The alternation between the regular notes and the ones you just have to say ‘T’ are a real challenge. Have fun!