I like to add extended techniques to studies. I really feel like they can challenge you to play it better in the end. In this study I alternated pizzicato with traditional sound. A good exercise for your tongue, articulation, support and flexibility.
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!
Working with wind sounds is magical to me. They make the embouchure flexible and that helps me in any flute situation. They are also perfect for practicing dynamics. In order to play softly on the flute , we have to move our lower lip forward. This exercise is for practicing that. Practice slowly as this is a very tiring exercise!
Theobald Böhm, inventor of our modern flute, has also written several studies and pieces for flute. In this study articulation is important. By adding pizzicato to the piece, you can practice articulation and coordination between the tongue and the abdomen.
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.
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.