Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Scalegame playalong mp3 to download

Dear Flutists,

I now have almost 70 subscribers! So here is a gift for you all:

The Taffanel & Gaubert 17 Daily Exercises book has a "scale game" that is called "E.J. 4".
I have written it out with some well-deserved RESTS :>) and a lovely harp part to keep you going!
I wrote it out in Sibelius, then made the flute part into a seven page pdf (with good page turns, unlike the original! peufff! (( :>P ) and then I recorded it with accompaniment as an mp3.
You can play along (adding your own pauses for extra breaths) at mm=100.
The full package, sheetmusic plus mp3 is free to download. Here is the link:

Jen's 9mb zip file with sheetmusic & mp3 for playalong

Enjoy your summer practice!!
More like this (hopefully) to come in the future. I'd love it if others would write some too, to add variety to our practice regimes, and share them with us all.
Leave your comments below if you would please. :>)

Best, Jen :>)
Comments (12)
Blogger admin said...

Great Jen! Nice tempo and I like the arrangement with the harp too :-)

As you know, about twenty years ago I used to have E.J. 4 programmed into my synthesizer (thanks to bassist Edgar Meyer's example) and I practiced quite regularly with it. I found it especially helpful for working on evenness in scales and intonation (especially in the third register).

Thanks again,


Tuesday, July 10, 2007 2:09:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

Thanks Bob, so glad you gave me the idea. For players who are working at slower tempi, I hope to have a version at mm=80 and mm=92. I've got some cool ideas about how to harmonize them, etc. Very fun making these files. Once I get three or four different styles and tempi, they'll be good for burning to a single CD for T&G. Very cool. Thanks for the nudge to work on this project. :>) Jen :>)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 4:17:00 PM

Blogger admin said...

One thing that I've found helpful when working with this and other play-alongs (I've already played through it six times! - yikes), is to have the stereo volume level as loud or louder than the flute. That way I can really hear when I'm off (like on B major for example :-| ).

Thanks again Jen!


Tuesday, July 10, 2007 4:58:00 PM

Blogger admin said...

p.s. The new Lydian ending throws me, how 'jazzy' of you! :-)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 5:02:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

Hahahhahaa! :>D
I thought the groovin' new lydian ending was a huge reward for getting all the way through! :>D
What?! You think that I want the reward to be some kind of healthful Haydn-like carrot stick? No.... I want my rewards to be totally unexpected, elusive and jazzzzzzzzzz..... :>)
hahahahhaa! :>D
Glad you enjoyed it Bob,
Jen :>D

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 5:47:00 PM

Blogger Sheila said...

Wow! This is really neat! I am going to play around with this a lot. Just printed it out and I'm listening right now! Very nice, I like. :P


Tuesday, July 10, 2007 8:07:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

Thanks Sheila! :>) Jen

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 10:31:00 PM

Blogger Floot said...

Jen, you starlet! What a great idea... can't wait to print this out and have a go with the accompaniment. It will be getting burned to CD for my practice session tomorrow... roll on other versions, I can't wait! :o)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:39:00 PM

Anonymous Harriet said...

Thanks a million for the PDF and MP3 of scales (and all your resources and tips). Nine weeks after first picking up a flute your MP3 gives me something to set my sights on as I plod carefully up and down the scales.

Saturday, June 07, 2014 3:59:00 AM

Blogger jen said...

Thanks Harriet!
At nine-weeks, you shouldn't have to plod around on ALL of the scales, necessarily. Just choose two to five notes at a time and then rest, hold, breathe, or start with three notes at a time....don't try to do too much all at once.
Best, Jen

Saturday, June 07, 2014 8:43:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is beautiful and just invites close attention to one's tone! However, I am playing it from a computer, and I would like to have the accompaniment either louder than the flute, or alone. Can I do that? Thanks so much! Francesca

Friday, September 12, 2014 1:55:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

Sorry to say I don't know how to do that. Jen

Friday, September 12, 2014 3:41:00 PM


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