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Fun with Flute and Piccolo Harmonics

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“Harmonics plus!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

Harmonics are now a standard addition to flute practice and this book will give you plenty of material to work with. Starting with the basics, the exercises increase in complexity, allowing more freedom to be found in embouchure flexibility as well as helping develop a good ear for tuning. They're fun too - harmonics plus!

From the Publisher

Harmonics are a great way of improving tone and flexibility. Unfortunately, there is not a lot written on harmonics. Trevor Wye does use them in Volumes 1 (Tone) and 4 (Intonation & Vibrato) of his Practice Book series, but even then it is brief. This book presents the player with more options.

Do not be in a hurry to rush through the exercises. The purpose is not technique but tone quality. Strive for a full, even sound on every note. This is the secret to flexibility - quality of sound. The better the harmonics sound, the more flexibility you will have in your playing.

This should be only a starting point for working with harmonics. Use these as a guide to create your own exercises. With harmonics, the more you experiment, the better off you will be.

Difficulty guide: 6-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


Flute Harmonics

  • Basic Harmonics
  • Bugle Calls
  • Scales
  • Thirds
  • Turnaround Thirds
  • Folk Songs
  • Classical Melodies

Piccolo Harmonics

  • Basic Harmonics
  • Scales
  • Folk Songs

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute doubling on Piccolo
Category: Flute Technique Books
Publisher: Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company
Publisher's reference: 9790580560094
Our Stock Code: 1666212
Media Type: Paperback (28 pages [score])

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