Developing Jazz Technique for Flute

Developing Jazz Technique for Clarinet

Improve your playing with a great jazz band!

Following on from the Jazz Method for Flute, Developing Jazz Technique for Flute will help you develop your technical and improvisational skills.

The twenty-two pieces are in a variety of styles, including blues, swing, New Orleans, ragtime, jazz waltz, bossa nova, samba, salsa, calypso, reggae and South African.

The superb rhythm section of Phil Lee (guitar), Simon Woolf (bass) and Steve Brown (drums) provides backing for all the pieces and exercises on the accompanying CD. You will feel like you are part of a great jazz band. Leading jazz flautist Andy Panayi inspires by example on the demonstration tracks.

The book can also be used by French and German speakers, as the text and notes are in three languages.

Key features:

  • Advice on ear-training, phrasing and articulation.
  • How to improvise over simple harmonic forms.
  • Discussion of special effects such as humming, flutter-tongue and glissandi.
  • Guidance on improvising over the II-V-I progression.
  • Introduction of several new scales, including whole-tone and diminished scales.
  • Scale and arpeggio patterns to practise in all keys.
  • Suggestions for a basic repertoire of tunes.
  • Tables of chord symbols, modes and trill fingerings.
  • An insert provides chord sequences for all the tunes, so that your teacher or another musician can provide a live accompaniment.

Critical acclaim for The Jazz Method for Flute:

‘Jazz books specifically for the flute are rare and this one is really very informative. In addition to the standard tunes with and without improvisation there is much material that can be used by all players of varying standards.’

Chris Hankin, Just Flutes staff member

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