Warming up with your favorite popsong. Tone bending exercises make you aware of the flute angle and support. The harmonics will help you increase the support and the exercise with inflating and deflating the cheeks makes your embouchure flexible and is one of the steps to circular breathing.
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This warming up is all about coordination. Harmonics are great for improving support and sound. The key clicks have different rhythms in the left hand and right hand. Therefore fantastic as a coordination exercise. Same goes for the singing and playing part.
This catchy song will help you warm up in no time! The tone bending and wind sounds make your embouchure flexible, The harmonics help you to improve the intonation and the ‘cha’ will activate your abdomen. After this warming up you’re ready to go.
A German flute teacher and her students asked me to write an exercise on the song ‘In My Mind’ by Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino so I did. The great thing about this exercise is that you can combine the parts and make it sound like a real flute orchestra.
Warming up with this popsong can be a great start of your daily flute practise. The tone bending exercises will make your embouchure flexible. It will also wake up your ears because of the intonation. The pizzicato and tongue stops are great to wake up your fingers and support. The flutter tongue in letter F is useful for developing sound and relaxing the tongue.
Practise your exercises with a little beat. Play along with the song ‘Coming Home’ by Sheppard and get ready for your flute studies. The tone bending and harmonics help you find and improve your sound. The key clicks help to wake up your fingers and the pizzicato helps your tongue to be precise in articulation. And now have fun!
Jingle bells, flutter tongue, pizzicato and tone bending. This combined with the very energetic Glee version is perfect to use as a warming up exercise. Work on sound, co-ordination between the tongue, fingers and abdomen while playing this famous christmas song.
The first Christmas arrangement of 2018. A nice energetic song to practise key clicks and wind sounds. By starting long notes with regular sound and gradually go to wind sound your not only practising flexibility of the embouchure but also the technique we need to play diminuendo. Have fun!
Practise your harmonics together with the Scissor Sisters. Harmonics are very useful to practise support, using vocals, aural skills, sound and embouchure. Playing this exercise with the Youtube version of I don’t feel like dancing makes it a nice warming up exercise too!