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!
Playing a steady whistle can be challenging. With this piece we take the challenge to another level. You can play the first part solo. Or the first and fourth part as a duet. If you have one or two other flute friends, play it as a trio or quartet. Enjoy the soft whispering sounds and above all: relax!
A Flute Colors variation on the very famous piece by Edvard Grieg. If you don’t have an alto and bass flute you can also play the version with flute and piano. Try to make the sound of the pizzicato very ‘dry’ and very precise together and you will sound like a string quartet playing pizzicato.
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.
A 4 step exercise for a relaxed embouchure. Do you have a lot of tension in your embouchure? Whistle sounds exercises can be the answer to your problem. You have to be patient when practising whistle sounds. But if you work on them regularly they will become more easy real soon!
Studying whistle tones helps you to develop a relaxed but precise embouchure. This little fragment of an Air composed by George Friedrich Händel is perfect for practising whistle tones. This exercise has two variations.
Whistle sounds are extremely useful to release the tension in your embouchure. In this piece regular sounds are alternated with whistle sounds. A very good exercise to become aware of tension in the embouchure and let it go.