Sequences

with Paul Edmund-Davies

Sequences from Simply Flute.

Covering Breathing and Phrasing, Fingerwork, Articulation and Intervals, in a musically stimulating form.

In our daily practice routines, we have scales and arpeggios, studies and pieces to work on. They all appear to contain very different disciplines. A sequence, not only acts as a form of ‘bridge’ between each of these groups, but also gives us a chance to work on different aspects of technique and in a musical manner. We can focus on our sound, the way in which we use our fingers, our breathing, the shape of a phrase etc. Through playing these sequences in all keys, both flat and sharp, we become increasingly familiar with those keys we love to hate!

As I am getting longer in the tooth, contrary to my youthful expectations, I now appear to have significantly less of my day to devote to practice. Hence, on days when I find myself snowed under with paperwork, a short session on a sequence or two is a highly constructive way of toning everything up and in a fairly economical way.