I recently rediscovered Ghost Harmonics. They are truly amazing. In this song I use them to work on the color of the sound. Enjoy the bamboo-like sound and try not to force the sound. Play with a relaxed embouchure.
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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!
Stephen C. Foster wrote numerous pieces and songs. All in a beautiful, simple style. This song is an example. I added some bisbigliando trills. It’s fun to play with timbre a bit and working with different fingerings gives you more flexibility.
Small trills are needed in this piece. In this arrangement, the trills are replaced by bisbigliando trills. Nice colorful trills in one tone. When playing in a flute ensemble, the bass (alto) part must be played and sung to get the characteristic fifths in the bass.
Singing and playing can give this wonderful feeling of freedom. Especially if you have to sing and play different melodies at the same time. It is also very good to get a better sound and train your aural skills.
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.
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.