Ghost harmonics are great fun for practicing support and a relaxed embouchure. Enjoy the bamboo-like sound while studying step 2. Try playing step 3 with relaxed embouchure as practiced in step 2. Start with the exercise.
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!
This famous passage by Richard Strauß is perfect for practicing harmonics. Variation I focuses on one set of harmonics. Perfect for practicing support. Variation II is more difficult because almost every note must be played as harmonic. Practice in all three keys for the best result.
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.
I like wind sounds, especially alternated with regular flute sound. The feeling of flexibility and freedom cannot be described. If you play a traditional flute piece after practicing this flexibility exercise, it will be with much more control.
This catchy song was used in one of the Shrek movies and became very famous. Now we can use it to practice one of the most challenging things while learning circular breathing: inflating and deflating the cheeks while playing. Also a nice exercise if you are not interested in learning circular breathing.
Studies are designed to teach something. You can learn even more by adding extended techniques. Fluttertongue stimulates support to improve your sound and key clicks and pizzicato help you make more precise finger movements in combination with support.
A challenge for those who are learning circular breathing. If you can not do it yet please watch the videos on the flute colors website and don’t give up. You can start with the added exercise to get familiar with circular breathing in all registers. And then veloce!