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.
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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!
Practicing long notes is a good way to warm up. Adding flutter tongue to the note improves your support. This song is also perfect for practicing this multiphonic. What a wonderful feeling when you let those two notes sound at the same time.
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.
In the original piece the beautiful melody is accompanied by the pizzicato playing of the strings. In this arrangement I tried to copy the pizzicato feel with pizzicato on the flute. The alto flute part and the bass flute part are the same. If necessary one can be left out.
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.
This duet might be without base, but because of the extended techniques it’s certainly not without fun! The alternation between the regular notes and the ones you just have to say ‘T’ are a real challenge. Have fun!
Another energetic exercise to start your studies well. The tone bending in this piece challenges you to work on intonation. The pizzicato and tongue stops make your tongue stronger and increases the co-ordination between tongue, fingers and abdomen. And the harmonics will help you get a better sound.