Tuesday, September 25, 2007

links to other flute technique free pdfs & mp3s

Dear Flutists,

A couple of flute folk just emailed me asking about where to find the other pdfs with backing tracks that I've uploaded to this blog.
Here are the useful links you seek. P.S. And thanks for the flurry of Doris Day pictures! hahhahaha what a laugh! :>D

FLUTE SCALE & WARMUP pdf downloads with backing tracks

Flute Scales in duet form for teacher and student (to spice up the flute lesson

Expanding Intervals Warmup with guitar backing track:

The Scale Game from Taffanel/Gaubert E.J. no. 4 with harp backing track


Scale sheetmusic for novice to intermediate (fun)

Dorus Scales Duet in pdf - half notes for student, eighthnote moving duet part for teacher. Or play both parts into recording machine, and duet with your own excellent self.

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Jen aka: Doris-not-Boris :>D
Comments (6)
Blogger jen said...

This comment was sent by a flutist who was inspired by these warmups:
Hi Jen,

Just wanted to thank you for your great pdf and mp3 files. I have copied some of Sir James mp3 'inspirations' followed by your F# warmup, dorus scale & taffanel to my morning CD. (The first track is Sir James playing gold, platnum and a silver yamaha 400 to remind me that I don't need a new flute yet just consistent, dedicated and focussed flute practice.)

I use the F# for Moyse attacking exercise p15 sonorite & keeping crescendos & diminendos in tune & note endings. (I follow this with focussed 'Moyse' work, my teacher is guiding me through this showing me the 'how' & I'm grateful to have someone who is able to bring this book & my flute playing to 'life' for me.)

The scales are a great warmup, I also practise scales in 3rds & other variations with this track.

The Taffanel is good for helping me keep even and regular. It 'beats' playing with the metronome.

Starting with this half-hour warm up has helped me to work longer and become more focussed in my tone & technical work that follows. For me I find the first 15mins very hard going, but once I've worked through it the flute takes over. I suppose using the CD for the first 15 mins allows my mind to wander and then become 'settled' and 'focussed' as it needs to be to do a valuable practice.

So thank you again. I really appreciate all the tips and comments that you regularly contribute to the on-line flute community. I'm really looking forward to your new book.(....I don't know where you find the time to fit everything in.) So it's back to the 'woodshed' for me. I'm learning to tame the 'spiders' and the 'bears' too........for me that is getting the technical work fluent.....Thanks for all your imput and inspiration.
Thankyou too!!! GREAT to hear about your work.
Jen :>)

Friday, October 05, 2007 8:12:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly find beauty in warming up and there are beautiful. It is so fun! Good luck on your book and keep tootin' that flute!

Friday, November 09, 2007 5:26:00 PM

Blogger Meg said...

Hi Jen,
Discovering your web page has been a delight.I am an Aussie lass living in rural Australia on a sheep farm with no musical companions, or teachers for that matter. Hubby says he is tone deaf ho ho, so endeavoring to improve and hone flute skills can be a pretty lonely discipline,and the sheep really are tone deaf. Thank you for your web site. It is wonderful.
Meg (Aussie)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 6:02:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

Thanks so much for writing Meg. Wow. Sheep-land. How remote!!
Would love to hear about more of your adventures. I'm fascinated.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 6:05:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jen
I am having problems trying to get clear low Eb quaver articulations in bar two of the Allegro from Bach Eb Sonata BWV 1031 when played at the usually speed there is fractional delay with each or the repeated quavers. What am I not doing? Please advise

Saturday, August 06, 2011 4:03:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

Dear Baba,
You are not alone. Every flutist in the world hits that low Eb and says "Now why is that so woofy?"

You have to find the best possible embouchure for Eb, and work on it as a separate challenge, and then integrate your discoveries back into the piece. No worries. It takes only a little bit for work for a few days before the answer comes to you. Best, Jen

Saturday, August 06, 2011 5:46:00 PM


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