French Model Flute Tricks

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Aessina
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French Model Flute Tricks

Post by Aessina » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:11 pm

SO! Here goes.

Band this year is incredibly boring. Boring conductor, easy music. I need something to do/practice during the half of practice where the conductor is out of the room, doing some undisclosed activity. Things like sliding from one pitch to another like violins and trombones, strange notes, and generally cool sounding things you can only do with an open-holed flute. Other tricks that dont require a french model flute are greatly welcome. Thankees!
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Re: French Model Flute Tricks

Post by pied_piper » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:41 pm

You probably want to look into extended techniques for flute. Some require open holes, some do not. These links should help get you started.

http://www.larrykrantz.com/et/et.htm
http://www.sfz.se/flutetech/
http://improvfriday.com/forum/topics/th ... techniques
http://palouke.home.comcast.net/~palouk ... niques.htm

And no discussion of extended flute techniques would be complete without a mention of Robert Dick who has pioneered many of these.

http://www.robertdick.net/
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