Periodization Theory and Peak Performance Exemplified Through Extended Techniques
II. Motivation For the Unconvinced
II. Motivation for the Unconvinced
a. Using Extended Techniques to Diagnose and Reframe Technical Issues
This section addresses some of the questionnaire respondents’ informal answers as to why they didn’t play new music. Several said that they were not ready and cited specific problems with embouchure. I subsequently wrote exercises for them using extended techniques to solve their technical problems.
Extended techniques can be used as strengthening exercises. They can reframe practice for a student who has been fruitlessly trying something over and over again. There is no limit as to when they can begin. While many techniques take more energy, not all require the refined embouchure control of traditional playing.10 In fact, non-flutists could learn some of the techniques more quickly than they could learn to play a classical flute tone. There is a tendency to assign all extended techniques to a category as more difficult than traditional ones.11 However, what makes them “extended” is not necessarily their difficulty level, but that in a historical sense, they extend the tonal color palette.
The following problems will be discussed and solutions with extended techniques will be offered:
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