Flute Fusions, Book 2 for Two Flutes and PianoIncludes CD
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“Cheesy But Fun!”
The editorial blurb explains that the aim of these books is to 'encourage students to break away from a more conventional approach', a claim made by many books these days. With such a dazzling array of talent (Neil Percy, John Alley, Chris Laurence, Stan Stulzman as well as Paul over-dubbing all the flute parts) the CD would stand alone but the layout of the music can seems a little confusing in places.
I decided that I really needed help to sort it all out so I enlisted the services of my student Leonie who has recently passed grade 7. She sightread them easily and here are some of her observations: 'These pieces are really cheesy - they always have some instrument keeping the beat in the background on this kind of thing.' Of Oyame (Book 2) she said ' this is the type of music you get in a lift' and of Clonakilty Dawn (Book 3) 'this is pure boy-band - it's all too much.' After playing Argentina, however, I asked her if she would buy the books. ' Oh yes - I really enjoy playing this kind of stuff and wallowing in it all!' I leave you to draw your own conclusions!
From the Publisher
To really improve the way you play your instrument you must be confident in taking risks. By breaking away from convention you can quickly discover not only just how capable you are, but also understand the true flexibility of your chosen instrument. Flute Fusions, which includes two solo flute parts and an accompanying CD, will enable you to do just that.
Composed to be played without the lead, or both flute parts, with the CD, or live with friends, you will quickly come to understand and love different time signatures and the complexities of unusual world rhythms. You will also be encouraged to improvise!
This unique and truly exciting resource includes music from performers who are all principals with leading London orchestras and whose joint experience includes collaborating with Deep Purple and Paul McCartney, as well as recording the film scores for Star Wars and Harry Potter.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
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