Okay, we all have a
love for those crazy felines. Right?!? These
flexibility activities play off of these cat escapades and students
quickly become engaged in expressing their antics. The vehicle is
through harmonics and trills which in turn develops embouchure flexibility,
dexterity, balance and creativity.
Each level should be
taught over 3 to 10 sessions to develop flexibility through harmonic
playing. We suggest 5 - 15 minutes at the beginning or end of each
What's inside the PDF
available for immediate download? 15 pages of pure fun!!
Level One: Students learn embouchure
flexibility through quick one octave jumps. (Even those who have only
played a few months can begin these.)
Level Two: The flexibility extends to harmonics
that cover much of the flute range.
Level Three: The harmonics cover all three
octaves of the flute, double tonguing, and a rudimentary understanding of
diminished 7th chords.
Use The Cat-tastrophe Story (page 3) to perform
together online and to use as an example for students to create their own
Yes, it is possible to play together online! No,
this is not through each person recording themselves...this is truly playing
If you assign composition projects and post them
please let us know! We will be glad to share them.