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The Essence of Bebop [Flute]
Includes Online Audio

  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“Play along with the greats!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]
Although sax-based, this book easily transfers all it's material to the flute, allowing us access to real jazz repertoire. There's a wealth of information about how to play in this genre which is useful if you're a novice, but this is a good-time book simply to be enjoyed. Sometimes playing along with the greats is just what you need!

From the Publisher

The Essence of Bebop is the new series by critically acclaimed New York saxophonist Jim Snidero. The Essence of Bebop reveals the heart and soul of this groundbreaking jazz style and is the first real "manual" for mastering bebop. The 10 enjoyable-to-play studies are inspired by Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and many more, offering a unique basis for study and analysis. Historical insights as well as recommended listening and reading make this edition an indispensable part of jazz education. The soloist Anders Bostrom is known, among other things, as a versatile flutist in numerous Broadway productions.

Difficulty guide: 7-9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. Monktified
  2. The Messengers
  3. Amazing Bud
  4. Pure Silver
  5. Miles '63
  6. Bird and Diz
  7. Straight Trane
  8. Freddie
  9. One for Sonny
  10. Bird

Also includes a study guide overview and a chapter on style,

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Flute Jazz Studies and Improvisation
Publisher: Advance Music
Publisher's reference: ADV14114
Our Stock Code: 1473711
Media Type: Paperback (64 pages [score]); includes accompaniment Online Audio