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Have fun with contemporary techniques for flute! With a membership at flutecolors.com you can download practise material containing several contemporary techniques. Variations on well know flute exercises, traditional songs, but also modern pop songs. From Drouet and Bach to Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars.

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 088 Whistle sounds – exercise 2

A 4 step exercise for a relaxed embouchure. Do you have a lot of tension in your embouchure? Whistle sounds exercises can be the answer to your problem. You have to be patient when practising whistle sounds. But if you work on them regularly they will become more easy real soon!

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Easy/Mediate

 087 Saint-Saëns – Aquarium

This beautiful melody is perfect for practicing tone bending. You can use this piece as an exercise or play the whole piece. All parts are ad lib. except for the first part. The greatest challenge is to get the intonation right!

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Mediate/Difficult

 076 Händel – whistle tone exercise

Studying whistle tones helps you to develop a relaxed but precise embouchure. This little fragment of an Air composed by George Friedrich Händel is perfect for practising whistle tones. This exercise has two variations.

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 074 Circular breathing – trill exercise

Learning circular breathing can be challenging. But don’t give up! If you can (almost) do it use this exercise to become better. Each octave has it own challenges. This study will help you practise circular breathing in different octaves. If you can’t use circular breathing (yet) watch the videos on the Flute Colors website. Have fun!

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 058 Colorful Scales – Tone bending

Color your scales with Flute Colors. Tone bending helps you to develop your aural skills and are very useful to work on your sound. Try to make each tone a semi-tone lower just by adjusting the airspeed and by moving your arms and head. A real workout!

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Mediate/Difficult

 055 Colorful Scales – Sing & play

Color your scales with extended techniques. Adding singing and playing to your scale study is very useful for working on sound, improving your aural skills, stimulating abdominal support and becoming aware of tension in your throat. You can play along with the accompaniment in 12 keys.

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Mediate

 054 Colorful Scales – Key clicks

Color your scales with extended techniques. Adding key clicks to your scale study is very useful for working on the co-ordination of the fingers, tongue and abdomen. That will help you to develop a precise finger movement. You can play along with the accompaniment in 12 keys.

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Easy/Mediate

 053 Colorful Scales – Flutter tongue

Color your scales with extended techniques. Adding flutter tongue to your scale study is very useful for relaxing the throat and becoming aware of tension. Also very useful to work on the support. You can play along with the accompaniment in 12 keys.

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 049 De Pijper – Exercise

This little melody should be played with only two fingerings. Very useful to improve your aural skills, increase your control over the embouchure, airstream and support. Your sound will benefit from this exercise!

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Mediate/Difficult

 025 Reichert: Daily exercises Op. 5, No. 2

New variation on the daily exercises Op. 5 by Reichert

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