My personal flute journey is probably more moderate than some here. I had good teachers, but flute was always a section of a lesson not the focus. Only once did I have a full time flute teacher and that didn’t last very long. So I am curious as to what warm-ups are important? Here’s what’s stuck with me over the years.
De La Sonorite -Moyse #1
- slow repeated half steps w/dynamics from B
- slurred chromatic intervals from mid/high B (B-A#-B-A-B-G#)
Low notes - 6/8 time
- working up and down 4 chromatic notes at a time w/dynamics (f, p, f > p, p < f) from low A
I’m forgetting where those last two come from, as my notes and some books are at my studio.
What are some flute warm-ups that are a part of your practice routine, or that you teach regularly?