Extended Techniques: Solos for Fun!

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Extended Techniques—Solos for Fun
by Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications       
Finalist in the 2008 NFA Newly Published Music Competition 
mp3  Five is Fun     mp3      Catch the Train 

This book of extended technique solos for flute and piano is a follow-up to the duet book Extended Techniques—Double the Fun.  The melodic solos are written so the players can have fun with them even before they have mastered the techniques and also can serve as demonstration material for the different types of sounds the flute can make.  If a pianist is not available, the solos can be played without accompaniment, or with the 2nd Flute part serving as an accompaniment.  Basic explanations are provided with each piece, while more detailed explanations on extended techniques are included in the program notes.

These seven original compositions are written in a variety of styles and meters and utilize various extended techniques, including flutter tonguing, key clicks, harmonics, multiphonics, pitch bends, simultaneous singing & playing, tongue thrust, whistle tones, and experimenting with wind noise.

Each solo is 1:00 to 2:30 with difficulty level from 1+ to 3.

Description

Extended Techniques—Solos for Fun
by Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications       
Finalist in the 2008 NFA Newly Published Music Competition 

This book of extended technique solos for flute and piano is a follow-up to the duet book Extended Techniques—Double the Fun.  The melodic solos are written so the players can have fun with them even before they have mastered the techniques and also can serve as demonstration material for the different types of sounds the flute can make.  If a pianist is not available, the solos can be played without accompaniment, or with the 2nd Flute part serving as an accompaniment.  Basic explanations are provided with each piece, while more detailed explanations on extended techniques are included in the program notes.

These seven original compositions are written in a variety of styles and meters and utilize various extended techniques, including flutter tonguing, key clicks, harmonics, multiphonics, pitch bends, simultaneous singing & playing, tongue thrust, whistle tones, and experimenting with wind noise.

Each solo is 1:00 to 2:30 with difficulty level from 1+ to 3.

Solo Titles:
           Kangaroo  (key clicks, sing & play)
mp3  Five is Fun  (flutter tongue, key clicks, practices playing in 5/8 and 6/8 time)
           Frog Waltz  (harmonics, tongue thrust)
           Fright Night  (harmonics, pitch bends, whistle tones, wind noise, experiment making spooky sounds on the flute)
           Carnival (multiphonics, sing & play)
           Bird Song (flutter tonguing, practices 5-tuplet rhythm)
mp3  Catch the Train (multiphonics, pitch bends)

 

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 9 x 12 x .2 in

3 reviews for Extended Techniques: Solos for Fun!

  1. phyllisadmin

    Extended Techniques—Solos for Fun for flute(s) and piano
    By Phyllis Avidan Louke, ALRY Publications

    “Phyllis is a very experienced teacher of the young so she knows what works. …this book… use(s) a variety of accessible extended techniques such as key clicks, singing & playing, harmonics, note bending, etc. I particularly like Fright Night – which says ‘Experiment making spooky sounds on the flute’. There is an easy 2nd flute part which makes this publication very useful for mixed ability group teaching.”

    -Liz Goodwin
    Flutewise – Summer 2006

  2. phyllisadmin

    Extended Techniques—Solos for Fun for flute(s) and piano
    By Phyllis Avidan Louke, ALRY Publications

    “Flutist-composer Phyllis Louke has offered another collection of short pieces incorporating extended techniques, and they are Just Fabulous. These are very appealing to the adventurous young player, and just plain fun for the adventurous “old” player! Techniques include sing & play, flutter tongue, key clicks, harmonics, pitch bends, multiphonics, whistle tones, wind noise, and more. Additionally, the material is rhythmically interesting. This collection can be played for flute & piano, but she has also written a second flute part; additionally, these solos could be performed unaccompanied (she thought of everything!). Louke includes explanations about the techniques on the back cover, and quick reference notes at the beginning of each piece. The typography is excellent throughout.”

    -Rebecca Dunnell, D.M.A.
    Missouri State University
    Kansas City Flute Association Newsletter
    Fall & Winter 2006

  3. phyllisadmin

    Extended Techniques—Solos for Fun for flute(s) and piano
    By Phyllis Avidan Louke, ALRY Publications

    “This lively collection of short pieces follows Louke’s earlier set of flute duets featuring extended techniques. Included are seven solos: “Kangaroo,” “Five is Fun,” “Frog Waltz,” “Fright Night,” “Carnival,” “Bird Song,” and “Catch the Train,” which incorporate techniques such as sing & play, flutter tonguing, multiphonics, pitch bends, key clicks, harmonics, and “wind noise.” They are scored flexibly in that they can be performed for flute and piano, two flutes and piano, or for flute duet. They really are fun, and can serve as a Fabulous way to introduce extended techniques to a student.”

    -Rebecca Dunnell, D.M.A.
    Missouri State University
    Kansas City Flute Association Newsletter
    Spring 2007

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