Soaring Above the Rest is a flute method book by Shauna Thompson with corresponding compositions by Martin Blessinger. Each etude develops a different extended technique with the goal of not only practicing these specific techniques, but also exposing young artists to contemporary musical language, and developing a more beautiful tone.
I. Birds of Paradise (harmonics)
II. Conversations (flutter tongue)
III. Soaring (singing and playing)
IV. Ghost Tones (multiphonics)
V. Little March (pitch bends)
VI. Celebrations (concert etude incorporating all five techniques)