This warming up will help you start you studies with a smile. Can’t stop the feeling and can’t stop playing. The techniques used in this exercise are good for everything: articulation, sound, coordination, dynamics, support en technique.
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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.
This warming up is all about coordination. Harmonics are great for improving support and sound. The key clicks have different rhythms in the left hand and right hand. Therefore fantastic as a coordination exercise. Same goes for the singing and playing part.
This catchy song will help you warm up in no time! The tone bending and wind sounds make your embouchure flexible, The harmonics help you to improve the intonation and the ‘cha’ will activate your abdomen. After this warming up you’re ready to go.
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.
The arrangement of this Italian Song has 3 variations (and 3 levels). The key clicks in the first variation stimulate a precise finger movement. In the second variation the harmonics will activate the abdomen for a better sound. Because of the combination of key clicks with sound, the third version is more challenging. If your finger movement is not precise, it will show in this variation.
Practise your exercises with a little beat. Play along with the song ‘Coming Home’ by Sheppard and get ready for your flute studies. The tone bending and harmonics help you find and improve your sound. The key clicks help to wake up your fingers and the pizzicato helps your tongue to be precise in articulation. And now have fun!