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.
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!
Tone bending can be used for auditory training and flexibility. In this piece by Beethoven, the first flute in particular has to do all the bending of the tones. You can play this piece with two flutes or add an extra challenge by playing with two flutes and piano.
Antoine Hugot was a professor at the Conservatoire in Paris and wrote one of the most important flute methods of his time. He also wrote a few flute duets. In this version of Flute Colors, flutter tongue has been added to increase the support and thereby increase the sound.
Singing and playing is a perfect technique to improve your sound. In this piece it is also a nice coordination exercise. Practice this piece with singing and playing first, and then perform it without singing and playing.
I like wind sounds, especially alternated with regular flute sound. The feeling of flexibility and freedom cannot be described. If you play a traditional flute piece after practicing this flexibility exercise, it will be with much more control.
This overture is in typical French style. Picture a king entering the room at the opening of the piece and in the second part the dancers appear. All very graceful and now with a small Flute Colors wink.
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.
Vivaldi wrote a lot of beautiful music. A while ago I came across this piece and decided to arrange it one day. I tried to capture the soft and fragile accompaniment with wind sounds. The solo flute has many possibilities to flourish.