This is a great book for starting off on a journey through jazz improvisation. The CD contains downloadable accompaniments which can help reluctant pupils as there are no performance tracks included - it's a choice of either straight backing or one designed for soloing. The pieces themselves range in difficulty from Not That Much which is in an easy C 3/4 to All That Jazz which ventures into 5 flats. The really good thing about this book though is the level of support it gives to fledgling improvisors, with a 'first try' suggestion, a notebank and an example for each piece. There is also a 'further ideas' comment for when you get really confident! It's all well presented and easy to use - a winner.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Not That Much
- Black and Blue
- Green Onions
- Nearly Fabulous
- And All That Jazz
- Leave The Hoovering For Now, Honey
- My Favourite Things
- Chewing the Cud
- Sergeant Swing
Item DetailsCategory: Accompanied Jazz Flute Albums with Backing Tracks
Publisher: Faber Music
Publisher's reference: 0571528899
Our Stock Code: 1000405
Media Type: Paperback; includes accompaniment CD