Practice Advanced Flute Techniques

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Single Tonguing

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    In order to single tongue the flute, make sure your tongue goes "D-d-d-d" over the hole.
    Remember to take a good breath and use the tongue. Remember that everything in the mouth should feel free to give the tongue a lot of space in order to make "D-d-d-d". Remember to breathe.
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Double Tonguing

This is a video tutorial on how to double tongue the flute.

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    There are two main factors you need to remember.
    When breathing, you have to breathe using the diaphragm in order to let enough air come through. You must form two consonants with your tongue: "D" and "G". The "D" should be created with the front of the tongue, and the "G" should be created with the back part. It will sound like this: "Doo-goo doo-goo".
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    Remember about "Doo-goo doo-goo" and practice it.
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Triple tonguing

This is a video tutorial on how to triple tongue the flute.

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    Triple tonguing is a very useful tonguing technique for fast triplet passages that are too fast for a single or double tongue.
    To create the triple tongue sound, use the consonants "D" and "G". This will become "Doo-goo-doo doo-goo-doo". Remember to take enough air and to use the diaphragm when tonguing.
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Flutter Tonguing

This is a video tutorial on how to flutter tongue the flute.

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    In order to produce the sound of flutter tongue, use the back part of your mouth with "G" and "R" to make the "Grrrrr" sound, as if you're scratching the back of your throat.
    Use this all of the time in order to create the flutter tongue effect.
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Vibrato

This is a video tutorial on how to play vibrato on the flute.

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    The technique starts with good breathing, good breathing using the diaphragm with a good throat.
    The throat should be open and not constricted or closed.
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    You should be able to "spin" the air effectively to create the vibrato.
    When the air goes out of the lungs with the help of the diaphragm, being fully supported, the air will "spin".
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    "Spinning" means that the air will circulate over the mouth and through the lips to create the vibrato effect.
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Grace Notes and Rubato

This is a video tutorial on how to play grace notes and rubato on the flute.

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Steps

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    There are two different types of grace notes.
    The long one is called appoggiatura, and the short one is called acciaccatura. Let's start with the short one. Please listen closely.
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    As you can hear, acciaccatura is very quick.
    The longer note is appoggiatura, which is more melodic and much slower. Grace notes are not a part of the note, but they come before the note. Let us play appoggiatura a little slower.
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    The second type of embellishment is rubato.
    Let us try to play rubato.
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    For example, rubato can be played as G, A, G, F#, and G.
    Let's try this one more time so you can understand it.
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Dynamics

This is a video tutorial on how to play dynamics: a piano, a forte, and a forzando on the flute.

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Steps

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    In order to play the first dynamic, a piano, use enough air.
    Do not use an excessive amount of air. Otherwise, you will force the sound.
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    The next dynamics is a forte.
    With a forte, you must increase the airflow by using the diaphragm. Using more air than with a piano will create a forte. Breathing more air over the mouthpiece of the flute will create a forte dynamic.
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    The next dynamic is a forzando.
    This dynamic is used to accentuate the beginning and fading gradually to a piano. Let's begin.
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Crescendo and Decrescendo

This is a video tutorial on how to play crescendo and decrescendo on the flute.

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Steps

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    In order to play either a crescendo or decrescendo, you must understand how to breathe.
    To play a crescendo, you must use a lot more air to push the sound from a piano to a forte.
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    In order to create a decrescendo, from a forte to a piano, push air in the beginning and then decrease the airflow to go down to a piano.
    Please listen to the next example.
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Staccato

This is a video tutorial on how to play staccato on the flute.

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Steps

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    To play staccato is like single tonguing the flute, except it is a lot shorter.
    There should be some space between your teeth and your gums to make sound "T-t-t-t".
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    Remember that a staccato is very light and quick.
    This is a very swift action of the tongue that creates the sound "T-t-t-t-t", not "D-d-d-d-d". Always remember to take a deep full breath using the diaphragm when using the "T-t-t-t" tonguing.
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Legato Slurs

This is a video tutorial on how to play legato slurs on the flute.

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Steps

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    In order to play legatos, remember to start with good breathing using the diaphragm.
    Slur the notes together with the airflow in order to create legato slurs. Listen to the first example.
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    While playing legatos, never use the tongue.
    Always use the airflow to connect the notes.
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    The air helps to slur the notes together.
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Combine Legato and Staccato

This is a video tutorial on how to combine both a legato and a staccato on the flute.

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Steps

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    In order to play legato and staccato, remember two important key things.
    These are the tongue and the breath. While playing legato slurs, don't use the tongue but use the airflow in order to slur the notes together. With a staccato, use the tongue to stop the air. Let's play a short passage to demonstrate this ability.
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Play Honegger's "Dance of the Goats"

This is a video tutorial on how to play Honegger's "Dance of the Goats" for flute.

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    This passage includes different techniques.
    There are expressions and dynamics used in the previous video tutorials. Hopefully, you can identify all of these different expressions used to understand more about the flute. You can leave your comments with the found techniques in the section below
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