Summer Extend #2
Extended Technique to try this summer: Last post included the first technique - pitch bends. This post will cover key clicks and flutter tonguing:
What Is It? Percussive technique to create that involves strongly clicking the keys of the instrument to produce a pitch resonance. (thank you flutexpansions.com)
How Does It Work?: finger written note and slap either the lowest closed key or the G key
What Are the Benefits?: Improves finger, hand, tongue and abdominal coordination.
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What Is It?: the action of vibrating the tongue (as if rolling an r ) in playing a wind instrument to produce a whirring effect.
How Does It Work?: While playing, flutter your tongue as if rolling r’s in Spanish, or use your throat to make a gargling sound.
What Are the Benefits?: Improves support, Encourages the relaxation of throat and tongue (flutecolors.com)
*it is important to remember, this technique will not produce a clear sound. Don’t force it, let it roll off the tongue.
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