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.
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!
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.
Singing and playing is a perfect technique to improve your sound. In this piece it is also a nice coordination exercise. Practice this piece with singing and playing first, and then perform it without singing and playing.
Vivaldi wrote a lot of beautiful music. A while ago I came across this piece and decided to arrange it one day. I tried to capture the soft and fragile accompaniment with wind sounds. The solo flute has many possibilities to flourish.
I like to think Johann Strauß liked a joke every now and then according to some pieces he wrote. So I think he would have liked this arrangement of his famous waltz. You can play it with one or two flutes and piano. Have fun!
A Flute Colors variation on the very famous piece by Edvard Grieg. If you don’t have an alto and bass flute you can also play the version with flute and piano. Try to make the sound of the pizzicato very ‘dry’ and very precise together and you will sound like a string quartet playing pizzicato.