Extended Flute Techniques

Page last updated: Monday 10 June 2013 (Additions made to: Website Resources)

Our thanks to the amazing Shaun Barlow and Angus McPherson for their help in the review of this page of resources related to extended flute techniques

Please note that we are also currently working on putting together an entire page which relates specifically to beat boxing so please don’t be concerned at the lack of beat boxing reference below.

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Articles                                          Books                                          Beatboxing                              Fingering Charts                            Recordings
Repertoire                                     Website Resources

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Articles

  • Barlow, Shaun. “A Heritage in Extended Techniques.” Flute Focus. May 17, 2012
  • Barlow, Shaun. “Flute Players Who Gave It A Kick!” Flute Focus. July 15, 2012
  • Borkowski, Jennifer Anne. “Summary of the Dissertation:   From Simple to Complex: Extended Techniques in Flute Literature; A Technical, Pedagogical and Athletic Approach Leading Towards Studying and Training Heinz Holliger’s (t)air(e) for solo Flute for Performance.” 2008.
  • Cantrick, Robert B.  “excerpted from a chapter on new flute sounds from Robert B. Cantrick’s unpublished monograph, The New Humanism of the Performing Arts, written in the late 60s” (Techniques Discussed: Air Rush; Buzz; Ht; Pop; Split Tone)
  • Gray, Patricia. “Extended Techniques for Flute: Alternate Sonorities – John McMurtery.” Connexions. October 21, 2006. (Techniques Discussed: Microtones ex. 1; Microtones ex. 2; Hollow Tones; Air Sounds ex. 1; Air Sounds ex. 2)
  • Gray, Patricia. “Extended Techniques for Flute: Common Techniques – John McMurtery.” Connexions. October 20, 2006. (Techniques Discussed: Flutter Tonguing; Harmonics; Pitch Bends ex. 1; Pitch Bends ex.2)
  • Gray, Patricia. “Extended Techniques for Flute: Other Techniques – John McMurtery.” Connexions. October 21, 2006. (Techniques Discussed: Whistle Tones; Jet Whistle; Headjoint Only; Buzzing)
  • Gray, Patricia. “Extended Techniques for Flute: Polyphonic Techniques – John McMurtery.” Connexions. October 20, 2006. (Techniques Discussed: Singing While Playing ex. 1; Singing While Playing ex. 2; Multiphonics; Artificial Polyphony)
  • Gray, Patricia. “Extended Techniques for Flute: Percussive Effects – John McMurtery.” Connexions. October 21, 2006. (Techniques Discussed: Key Clicks; Tongue Rams; Tongue Pizzicato)
  • McPherson, Angus. “Two Pieces For Flute With Glissando Headjoint.” Flute Focus. April 1, 2012 (Techniques Discussed: Glissando Headjoint)
  • McPherson, Angus. “Flouble, a review.” Flute Tutor Australia.  August 1, 2012
  • O’Brien, James. “Robert Dick Interview.” Flute Focus. November 24, 2009

 

 

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Books

  • Books Robert Dick – The Other Flute, Circular Breathing for the Flutist, Flying Lessons, Tone Development Through Extended Techniqueshttp://www.robertdick.net/catalog/Music_Books-3-1.html
  • Pierre-Yves Artaud – Flûtes au présent and The Multiphonic Flute
  • Thomas Howell – The Avant-Garde Flute: A Handbook for Composers and Flutists
  • Hiroshi Koizumi – Technique for Contemporary Flute Music: for Players and Composers
  • James Pellerite – Modern Guide to Fingerings for the Flute
  • Jean Penny – THE EXTENDED FLAUTIST: Techniques, technologies and performer perceptions in music for flute and electronics (dissertation)http://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/184782/penny_the_extended_flautist.pdf
  • Carin Levine/Christina Mitropoulos-Bott – the Techniques of Flute Playing
  • Andreas Mazur – Das Pars-pro-Toto Spiel
  • Harvey Sollberger – Quodlibet Etudes
  • Philharmonia Orchestra – The Sound Exchange
  • http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/thesoundexchange/the_orchestra/instruments/flutes/extended_techniques/

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Fingering Charts

Flute

Piccolo

  • Quarter Toner Fingerings can be found in A Modern Guide to Fingerings for the Flute. 2nd ed. Bloomington, IN: Zalo, 1972.  “The most reliable reference for flute fingerings is probably A Modern Guide to Fingerings for the Flute by James Pellerite. That’s one of the most complete guides for the flute ever published. In its 64 pages it covers basic fingerings, trills, tremolos (thirds through octaves), and even quarter-tones and multiphonics! And the best thing is that everything, from dynamics to intonation, is duly explained, so that you will always know which fingering best fits a given passage.”  http://www.flutetunes.com/fingerings/

 Alto Flute

Bass Flute

 

  • Please also See Fingering Charts (in ‘Useful Links & Downloads’) for these and more resources

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Recordings

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Repertoire

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Website Resources

For Teachers and advanced players

For Beginners

Extended Technique Computer software
  • www.flouble.com – Flouble is a new multiphonics software/database type resource, there is a trial version available now and hopefully the full program will be available soon!
Beyond the Flute
  • Pendulum New Music – A useful site with links to extended technique resources for many instruments

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