I like wind sounds, especially alternated with regular flute sound. The feeling of flexibility and freedom cannot be described. If you play a traditional flute piece after practicing this flexibility exercise, it will be with much more control.
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.
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.
Three variations on a staccato study by Giuseppe Gariboldi. The first variation helps you to increase the support, the second variation helps you to develop a precise finger movement and the third variation helps you to increase the co-ordination between the tongue and abdomen. Three steps to get more results and a better staccato playing.
In this arrangement we use the wind sounds to practise decrescendi. Playing from regular sound to wind sound gradually is a true workout for practising the decrescendo movement of the embouchure. Once you practise your decrescendi like this, the regular ones will be very easy!