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Essential Jazz Lines in the style of Charlie Parker Includes accompaniment CD

£13.50 £8.54

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From the Publisher

Charlie Parker was arguably one of the most influential jazz musicians to have ever lived. This text presents numerous jazz lines in Charlie's style, grouped by their application in a given harmonic content. Students will learn to connect lines to play over ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds and other harmonic frameworks. To facilitate proficiency in all twelve keys, each section of the book has a chordal play-along that modulates around the circle of fourths. Some of the techniques used in the Charlie Parker style will also be discussed with examples provided. This will help musicians analyze each of the ideas presented, further ensuring their mastery.

Difficulty guide: 5-6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Guide Tones (Bebop Scales, 3 to b9, Playing the Upper Structure of Chords, Targeting)
  • Minor Chord Material
  • Dominant Chord Material
  • Short ii-V Material
  • Long ii-V Material
  • Major Chord Material
  • Minor ii-V Material
  • Turnarounds
  • Play Along Recordings (Short ii-V-I, Long ii-V-I, Minor ii-V-I, Progression similar to Pent Up House, Progression similar to Confirmation
  • Solo Using Parker Lines

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Jazz Flute Study Books
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc
Publisher's reference: MB99648BCD
Our Stock Code: 960380
Media Type: Paperback (32 pages [score]); includes accompaniment CD