Playing two melodies as one player is a technique often used in Baroque music. Key clicks are perfect tools to practice technique. The regular notes are the melody and the key clicks the accompaniment. Your finger movement has to be very precise otherwise the key clicks will tell you.
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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 here the extended techniques!
Leise rieselt der Schnee (the snow trickles softly). A nice melody to practise whistle tones. You can also play this arrangement as a trio. Not only the snow will trickle softly, the sound of the flutes should be very softly too. Whistle tones are very useful to relax the embouchure and work an a good and steady breath control.
This beautiful melody is perfect for practicing tone bending. You can use this piece as an exercise or play the whole piece. All parts are ad lib. except for the first part. The greatest challenge is to get the intonation right!
This very famous piano piece is excellent for practising your pizzicato technique. You can play this piece solo, as a trio or even as a quartet. Practising the pizzicato techniques helps you developing the co-ordination between the abdomen, tongue and fingers.
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. Good luck!
This arrangement can be played as a trio or as a duet! You can sing part two and three and play or combine them. Part one focusses on pizzicato playing. Very useful for increasing co-ordination between the tongue and abdomen. You can play with or without accompaniment.
Practising key clicks with sound can help you develop a perfect co-ordination between the fingers and the movement of the tongue (articulation). Quite challenging! Practising flutter tunge is useful for relaxing the tongue. This Flute Colors arrangement sounds great with three flutes!