Extended Techniques - Double the Fun
- Editor's Choice
For TWO FLUTES - An ingenious approach to teaching younger students to begin using extended techniques on the flute. Non-threatening and fun to use! "Prepare to hear the word 'cool' a lot," says Robert Dick. Check out this new 2012 deluxe edition, with 7 new duets, not included in the previous version.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
If you want to introduce something different into your teaching I suggest you try this book as each of these 12 great little duets explores a different extended flute technique. Key slaps, multiphonics, flutter tonguing, harmonics, singing and playing together, pitch bending and playing on the head joint alone are all used and are woven seamlessly into the pieces. The titles fit the technique very well - for example Windy uses harmonics - and this will hopefully fire the imagination for further development. This is a great way to introduce younger players to these devices and I'm sure a great deal of fun will be had by all!