Advice for Composers extended techniques

Extended Techniques for Flute – Notation Cheat-Sheet


2 replies on “Extended Techniques for Flute – Notation Cheat-Sheet”

Helen, congrats on getting this great information into such a concise and useful form. Hope the composers all get this and use it — particularly like your emphasis (both here and elsewhere) on only writing techniques that rely on the resonance of the tube (tongue pizz, tongue stop (ram), key clicks) in the first octave. And I wonder if you’ve ever given any thought to adopting Robert Dick’s suggested renamings of tongue ram as “tongue stop” (both more accurate and nicer, says RD) and of whistle tone as “whisper tone.”

Thanks, Tod! And also for the reminder of “tongue stop” – I should include it in the terms. Personally, I have no preference. And “whisper tone” is more accurate I think, because when composers think of whistles they think of normal whistles which are much louder. Thanks for your input!

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