This exercise uses small segments within the range of the flute and is designed to tone everything up as swiftly, efficiently and economically as possible.The theme, consisting mostly of the interval of a third, in gently rising and falling waves, instantly channels lips, at the same time, stretching breathing ability in a passive, yet highly energetic mode.With each new variation, a combination of scales and arpeggios provides increasingly busier hills and valleys within each phrase, pushing us urgently to explore shape, energy and direction.As more notes appear in each beat throughout the variations, avoid falling in a forwards direction.To embrace the content of every single note and to extract as much as possible, it is always more beneficial and prudent to hold back and sit on the pulse. Otherwise, we are only skimming over what lies beneath.

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