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.
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!
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!
Key clicks can be very strict. If the movement of your fingers isn’t really precise and well coordinated with your tongue and abdomen it will show immediately. Therefore a nice and effective exercise for a good and steady fingermovement.
Another energetic exercise to start your studies well. The tone bending in this piece challenges you to work on intonation. The pizzicato and tongue stops make your tongue stronger and increases the co-ordination between tongue, fingers and abdomen. And the harmonics will help you get a better sound.
Quartertones are fascinating. The fingerings often produce a different kind of sound. The intonation should be precise. Sometimes you have to help the note a little bit by bending the note down. Start with the exercise to get used tot he fingerings and to get the intonation right.
Harmonics are perfect for improving your sound. It increases the abdominal support en therefore the embouchure can relax more. Two things that will make your sound even more beautiful. Adding vowels will add an extra dimension to your flute playing. Very interesting. You should try it.
The arrangement of this Italian Song has 3 variations (and 3 levels). The key clicks in the first variation stimulate a precise finger movement. In the second variation the harmonics will activate the abdomen for a better sound. Because of the combination of key clicks with sound, the third version is more challenging. If your finger movement is not precise, it will show in this variation.
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!