Playing a steady whistle can be challenging. With this piece we take the challenge to another level. You can play the first part solo. Or the first and fourth part as a duet. If you have one or two other flute friends, play it as a trio or quartet. Enjoy the soft whispering sounds and above all: relax!
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!
In the original piece the beautiful melody is accompanied by the pizzicato playing of the strings. In this arrangement I tried to copy the pizzicato feel with pizzicato on the flute. The alto flute part and the bass flute part are the same. If necessary one can be left out.
I wanted to add another easy melody to the Flute Colors collection and have a little flute fun with it. I ended up with different versions. So now you can play this piece as a duet, trio, quartet or quintet. And if you don’t have a bass flute, you can just leave it out.
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.
In this arrangement of the minuet from the toy symphony the toys are replaced by extended techniques. It can be played as a trio, quartet or even with a flute choir. Make sure we can hear the extended techniques!
I had a lot of fun testing this piece with different groups. This piece feels like playing a game. Two to four players play one melody and make it sound like one player is playing the melody. A great challenge and a lot of fun. Adding extended techniques like tongue stops, wind sounds, flutter tongue and key clicks makes it complete. If there is one player who can play the altopart or bass part it makes it even more challenging. Good luck!
Practise your skills with friends. Tone bending in the first part is a very good ear training. The wind sounds in the second and third part are useful for a flexible embouchure and a flexible embouchure is very useful for… everything! The tongue stops in the fourth part activate the abdomen and improve the coordinaton between abdomen and the movement of the tongue. Have fun with this piece and play softly so the baby can sleep 😉