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.
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)