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Jazz Scale Studies for Flute


  • Staff Pick
  • Editor's Choice

Approved Exam Music

Recommended for the following exam grade(s):

Trinity College Jazz exam syllabus
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Staff Pick

“Not just for jazzers....”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - chrish@justflutes.com

A rarity these days - a jazz book without a playalong CD. Don’t let that put you off though. This book is full of easy and not so easy exercises and pieces using modes and scales such as the blues and octatonic. Even if you don’t want to take jazz exams, this is a good way to introduce different types of sounds to younger students.

From the Publisher

Scales and arpeggios (or chords) are the melodic and harmonic building blocks of all music. More enjoyable than the scales themselves, James Rae has deliberately chosen keys for the flute that give a comfortable, user-friendly introduction to the various tonalities. Each section in this volume for flute describes a particular type of scale and includes studies based on it. Included are: the major scale, the dorian mode, the mixolydian mode, the minor pentatonic scale, the jazz melodic minor scale, the blues scale, the chromatic scale, the whole tone scale and the diminished scale.

Difficulty guide: 1-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • The Major Scale
  • The Dorian Mode
  • The Mixolydian Mode
  • The Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • The Jazz Melodic Minor Scale
  • The Blues Scale
  • The Chromatic Scale
  • The Whole-tone Scale
  • The Diminished or Octatonic Scale

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Jazz Flute Study Books
Publisher: Universal Edition
Publisher's reference: UE21352
Our Stock Code: 1108453
Media Type: Paperback (22 pages [score])