Subtitled "The Flute in Cuban Popular Music", this interesting volume is a hybrid of studies, playalong pieces and background information. After a review of the history of the flute in Cuba, a chapter introducing the various genres of the music is followed by a section on how to play them stylistically. Improvisation within these styles is also explored together with some basic analysis of the tunes included on the CD. More playalong tracks are then provided to enable the player to experiment with all the material covered. The exercises are made very playable with the use of the CD and there a a few duets to add extra interest. It is an expensive outlay, but will prove very useful in a variety of circumstances I'm sure.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Part 1: Flute
Publisher: Advance Music
Publisher's reference: ADV8510
Our Stock Code: 1201031
Media Type: Paperback (88 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD