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Sing & Play

All there is to know about Sing & Play

About Sing & Play

Using singing and playing we combine flute playing and the voice. It is possible to sing and play homophonic or polyphonic.

Flute Colors: having fun with extended techniques
to help flutists gain better control

Flute Colors: having fun with extended techniques
to help flutists gain better control

Extended techniques for better control

Adding extended techniques like Sing & Play to your every day flute studies improves your overall flute control.

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Sing & Play sheet music sample

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Notation

Composers use different notations. Some composers use only one line to indicate the playing and the singing part.

Mostely a differend shaped notehead is used in that case. This notehead indicates the notes that you should sing (hum) into the instrument.
The regular notehead indicates the notes you should play on the flute.

 

Some composers use two lines like you see below.

 

Practise

Studying singing and playing on the flute is useful for:
– Improving tone production
– Improving aural skills
– Stimulate abdominal support
– Awareness of tension in the throat
– Focus embouchure with less or more air

Picc/alto/bass

This technique can be used on all flutes.

Composers

Level:

General:   Becomes a bit more difficult:
This technique is quite easy to realize when singing and playing are synchronized.   Singing and playing are not synchronized.

Notes:

Possible on any note. Mind the possibility of the voice. Mostely the performer can change the octave when necessary.

Repertoire

Composer: Title: Album: Publisher: Other techniques:
Aigner, Wilfried *1970 Slapstick blues Flute Update 3 Flute solo Walter Wretschitsch & Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien Keyclicks, Flatterzunge, Glissando/tonebending
Augusti, Marian *1980 Zeitlauf Flute Update 3 Flute solo Walter Wretschitsch & Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien Windtones
Cutler, Davis *1971 Leipzigian Nights (part 1) Postcards 3 Flute solo Universal Edition
(UE 33661)
Harmonics, Keyclicks, Flatterzunge, Glissando/tonebending
Cutler, Davis *1971 Pinstriped Tomatoes (part 2) Postcards 3 Flute solo Universal Edition
(UE 33661)
Harmonics, Windtones, Flatterzunge, Glissando/tonebending
Dick, Robert *1950 Lookout 3 Flute solo Multiple Breath Music Company Multiphonics, Harmonics, Keyclicks, Quartertones
Dick, Robert *1950 Flying Lessons 1 3 Flute solo Multiple Breath Music Company Multiphonics, Harmonics, Keyclicks, Glissando/tonebending, Quartertones
Gergely, Ittzés *1969 Mr. Dick is thinking in terms of a blues-pattern 3 Flute solo www.ittzesgergely.hu Multiphonics, Harmonics, Slap tongue, Trumpet embouchure
Gottsche-Niessner, Friedgund *1954 Die Bienen Eine kleine Tiersuite 3 3 Flutes Zimmermann
(ZM 32360)
Gottsche-Niessner, Friedgund *1954 Mucken im Lied Musikalische kurzgeschichten 3 3 Flutes Zimmermann
(ZM 32370)
Gottsche-Niessner, Friedgund *1954 Der traurige Tanzbar und die lustige Tanzmaus Musikalische kurzgeschichten 3 3 Flutes Zimmermann
(ZM 32370)
Windtones, Glissando/tonebending
Holliger, Heinz *1939 Sonate (in)solit(air)e 3 Flute solo Schott (FTR 175) Whistletones, Multiphonics, Harmonics, Glissando/tonebending, Slap tongue, Quartertones, Trumpetembouchure
Holliger, Heinz *1939 “(t)air(e)” 3 Flute solo Ars Viva Verlag
(AVV 133)
Whistletones, Windtones, Jetwhistle, Keyclicks, Slap tongue, Quartertones
Offermans, Wil *1957 Drigo’s dream 3 Flute, piano Zimmermann
(ZM 34510)
Multiphonics, Bambootones, Harmonics,Windtones, Keyclicks, Glissando/tonebending
Offermans, Wil *1957 Honami 3 Flute solo Zimmermann
(ZM 30730)
Whistletones, Multiphonics, Bambootones, Windtones, Flatterzunge
Offermans, Wil *1957 Yume-Kaze Made in Japan 3 Flute, CD Zimmermann
(ZM 34950)
Windtones, Flatterzunge
Offermans, Wil *1957 Kagome Kagome Made in Japan 3 Flute, CD Zimmermann
(ZM 34950)
Harmonics
Offermans, Wil *1957 Kaurokami Love Made in Japan 3 Flute, CD Zimmermann
(ZM 34950)
Windtones
Offermans, Wil *1957 Studie 7: Singing unisono and parallel For the contemporary Flutist 3 Flute solo Zimmermann
(ZM 29700)
Offermans, Wil *1957 Studie 8: Polyphonic singing For the contemporary Flutist 3 Flute solo Zimmermann
(ZM 29700)
Offermans, Wil *1957 Working Song 2 Flute Update 3 Flute, woodsaw Walter Wretschitsch & Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien Bambootones, Harmonics
Offermans, Wil *1957 Jungle Dance 3 Flute solo, 5 flutes, 2 bassflutes, 3 botles, birdwhistle Zimmermann
(ZM 31430)
Windtones

Books:

Author: Title: Publisher: Techniques:
Levine, Carin &
Mitropoulos-Bott, Christina
The techniques of flute playing Bärenreiter Whistletones, Multiphonics, Harmonics, Windtones, Jetwhislte, Keyclicks, Flatterzunge, Glissando/tonebending, Slap tongue, Quartertones, Trumpet embouchure

Sound example

Here you can listen to a short example of Singing and playing. I’m playing Zoom tube by Ian Clark.