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C E G

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B D F
A C E

Chords on Three Sounds

G B D

Major Triad 1 3 5

F A C

Minor Triad 1 b3 5

E G B

Diminished 1 b3 b5

These chords can be made using these charts.


Create your own patterns as you discover
the chords. Feel free to repeat and expand
any triad. Light fingers and radiant and
marvellous tone quality are the goal.

D F A

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M = Bb Thumb key on
o = Bb Thumb key off

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3rd

5th

(long G# optional fingering)*

ossia

LH 2 3 4 RH 2 3 4
* When you first learn to tune the highest notes, use a drone like The Tuning CD to teach your ear.
Set the drone pitch for the key's tonic or for the note in question. With high G#, if you use the "long
fingering" shown above, it may be more secure in the hands, but need fast air to be in tune.
Also experiment with Bb side lever for stabilizing the flute for high G#.

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*** For flutists without split-E on their flutes, if you need to descend
at fast tempi from high A to high E, experiment with aim, and possibly
with playing the high E raising right pinky finger (RH4)momentarily.

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3rd

5th

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(longtones or gliss)

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Optional repeat

Dal Segno

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Seventh Chords

F seventh chord

A C

Now, add a flat on the third of the chord.

Ab C

Then add a flat to the seventh of the chord.

Ab C

Eb

Finally flatten the fifth too.

Ab Cb

Eb

You can experiment to create your own combinations of flatted intervals.


Build a four note arpeggio, then have fun improvising.
Example: Flat 7th only,

longtones or gliss (opt.)

V7
You can even break into the Blues.........

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D seventh chord

Now, add a natural on the third of the chord.

Now, add a flat to the fifth of the chord.

D F A C

Now, add a natural to the seventh of the chord.

Example: Improvisation on a D seventh chord:

D F A C#

D F# A C#

D F Ab C


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G seventh chord

Add a flat on the third note of the chord.

The above arpeggio with the Bb and the high F#


is an example of the need for three different
Bb fingerings on the flute. Try all three, and
discover how you cannot use the Bb thumb key
when playing high F#, and what your options are.

Then flatten the seventh note of the chord.

Finally flatten the fifth note too.

Example: Improvise your own sequences and chords and have a good time with it.

Your goal is gorgeous tone and light fingers.

tremelo / trill G to Bb
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A major seventh chord

Bb seventh chord

Db seventh chord

Eb seventh chord

E seventh chord

Write the C chord with a seventh. Alter each pitch. How many chords can you discover?

Which other chords are still left to discover and play? Create a stack of four notes and find out.

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Chromatic Seconds

Warm up your low C using long tones or scale shown. Pause and restart on paused note as required.

Andante

Bb side lever

Bb side lever

espress.

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(curve pinky)

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Chromatic Minor Thirds


Allegro Moderato

Bb side lever

Bb side lever

Experiment with all three Bb fingerings.


mp mysterioso
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f bravura

mp mysterioso


cresc.

Walfrid Kjala recommends


RH3 stays down to stabilize.


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Chromatic Major Thirds

opt. 2nd time (slower tempo as required)

Bb side lever can stay down


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