Twenty-four Melodious Warm-ups: Daily Tone and Articulation Studies from the Flutist’s Repertoire by Joan Sparks
With exercises by Daniel Dorff
Spark musical joy by adding fun to your daily warm-ups! This delightful collection of well-known tunes and excerpts combines 12 melodic tone studies with 12 articulation exercises to start your practice sessions with favorites from Debussy, Faure, and more. This warm-up resource by Joan Sparks and Daniel Dorff originally appeared as monthly online installments, and returns now as an expanded book by popular demand.
- Each tone study provides a familiar theme in all 12 transpositions covering the instrument’s full range, keeping you limber (mentally and physically!) while playing familiar melodies outside your comfort zone. Written-out transpositions allow you to work on any number of variants each day.
- Each articulation study is drawn from actual flute repertoire, presenting technique-building exercises for skills that are eventually required of every flutist.
- Choose any long-tone study from Part I, and any articulation exercise from Part II, to refresh your warm-up routine daily, weekly, or at any pace you wish. With 12 of each to pair up, 24 MELODIOUS WARM-UPS provides over 100 combinations.
- Offering great flexibility for designing your own practice routine, it is a perfect resource for students, hobbyists, and professionals at every level, either with a teacher’s supervision, or for self-guided work.