Use of Extended Flute Techniques in Flute Education in Turkey
- Ajda Sakin
Extended flute techniques, which are frequently found in contemporary flute literature, carry the flute to a different dimension, pushing the boundaries of composers and performers. Although the number of pieces containing these techniques in the world has increased rapidly, along with Turkish flute repertoire, written Turkish sources about extended flute techniques are limited to theses and articles. In this research, the use of extended flute techniques in flute education programmes in Turkey was investigated. A survey method was used in the research, and 20 teaching staff members participated in the survey by answering the questionnaire. As a result of the research, it was determined that 18 teaching staff members included extended flute techniques in their flute education programmes, and 2 teaching staff members did not use these techniques in flute education, particularly because “the techniques and pieces do not accord with the levels of the students” and because of “the difficulty of the pieces”. In the conclusion, the difficulties faced by the teaching staff during training in extended flute techniques are summarized, and the suggestions of the teaching staff are mentioned.
- Sherry LinEditorial Assistant