Four Pillars Exercises

This collection of exercises, covering the four essential ‘pillars’ that need to be regularly worked on to both stay in shape and to constantly improve our technical facility on the flute, came about as a direct result of the viral pandemic that has caused and continues to cause such devastation around the globe. 

Almost overnight, when ‘lockdowns’ were imposed, our conventional working lives were turned on their heads, with all performances and one to one teaching stopped with immediate effect.

Stuck at home and with little idea of what was in store for all of us in the future, it seemed to me like a good idea to put together this series of exercises (and videos), aimed at providing flute players both a form of remote instruction and hopefully some motivation to keep them going through these uncharted times. 

Covering Breathing and Phrasing (incorporating Sonority), Finger work, Articulation and Intervals and with varying degrees of difficulty, there should be something to be found for everyone in this series of exercises.

Added to this, Four Pillars Exercises will over the coming years be ‘grown’, as and when new exercises become available.

Paul Edmund-Davies

Paul’s Practice Onesies

Paul’s Practice Onesies No. 1

Paul’s Practice Onesies No. 2

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Breathing and Phrasing

Holiday Essentials No. 2

Warm Up Melody

Breathing and Phrasing 1

Breathing and Phrasing 2

Passage of Air

Chicago Flute Club Warm up

Finger work

Montana Fingerwork Exercise

Holiday Essentials No. 1

Fingers 1

Fingers 1 - Simply Flute

Fingerwork 1

Fingers 2

Chromatic Finger Exercise

Chromatic Finger Exercise

Fingerwork 2

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Articulation

South Australia Articulation Exercise

Single and Double Tongue

Triple Tonguing

Articulation 2

More Thoughts on Single Tonguing

Single tonguing

Double tonguing

Articulation

Intervals

Sacramento Flute Club Intervals

Intervals 

Berbiguier Chops Smasher

Hazy Interval Exercise

Bach Interval Stretch

Interval Marathon

Intervals 2

Extras

W.A. Mozart Flute Quartet 

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