Using Flute Physics to Tune Multiphonics
Keywords: flute, multiphonics, extended techniques, practice, tuning
The horizon of multiphonic flute playing has not been fully explored, due to well-established perceptions of the technique’s limitations. These perceptions are not fully accurate, although they came about with good reason. Sustaining, tuning and balancing multiphonics all present significant challenges. However, this article questions the perceived and widely-accepted limits of the technique, and presents a tool kit of strategies for overcoming the challenges the technique presents.