Fit in 15 Minutes: Warm-ups and Essential Exercises for Flute
- Staff Pick
“'Short and Sweet...'”
I can hear the cry of 'on no - not another flute technique book!' from here, but this one does have enough twists to warrant a second look. Divided into the three tried and tested sections of tone, fingers and articulation, there are several reasons why this is interesting. Firstly, the subsections are all short, making it easier to target your practice more successfully. Secondly, the tone chapter adds contemporary techniques such as beatboxing to the usual interval and colour exercises. Lastly, it starts and ends with a piece of music. The idea behind this book is that a student of any level can construct a manageable practice plan of their own and there is a chapter called 'Short and Sweet...' to get you started. Good on many levels and especially useful if you just need to kick-start a new routine.
From the Publisher
Fit in 15 Minutes for Flute offers basic exercises for a variety of different technical demands. The tempo and range of the exercises can be tailored to individual requirements. In this way students and amateurs can create their own personal fitness programme in a similar way to professional flautists. This book is divided into three main sections: Tone Exercises, Articulation Exercises and Finger Exercises. For your warm-up programme, choose one or two exercises from each section. All exercises present models that can and should be varied. Pick up your flute and get started with this concise and motivating warm-up plan!
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Tone Exercises
- Articulation Exercises
- Finger Exercises