For my online workshops, I needed a song to practice some of the more challenging techniques such as whistle tones and circular breathing. This exercise is designed to experiment with these techniques without pressure. So don’t focus too much on the results, but explore the possibilities.
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!
This catchy song was used in one of the Shrek movies and became very famous. Now we can use it to practice one of the most challenging things while learning circular breathing: inflating and deflating the cheeks while playing. Also a nice exercise if you are not interested in learning circular breathing.
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!
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.
Learning circular breathing can be challenging. But don’t give up! If you can (almost) do it use this exercise to become better. Each octave has it own challenges. This study will help you practise circular breathing in different octaves. If you can’t use circular breathing (yet) watch the videos on the Flute Colors website. Have fun!