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Mel Bay's Complete Jazz Flute Book

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From the Publisher

A comprehensive text teaching elements of jazz phrasing, articulation, vibrato, harmony, and technical studies leading to improvisation. For the flute student beginning the serious study of jazz and contemporary styles, this book will help in many ways. Phrasing and interpretation of rhythms are studied through exercises and original pieces. Scale and arpeggio studies will help the student learn both the music theory and technical skills needed to improvise.

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


Jazz Flute Studies

  • Basic Rhythmic Concepts for Jazz and Contemporary Phrasing
  • Special Effects/ The Standardization of Stage Band Articulations
  • Heavy Accent
  • Standard Staccato
  • Standard Legato
  • The Snake
  • The Flip
  • The Smear
  • The Doit
  • Gliss Studies
  • Lifts
  • Spills
  • The Plop
  • Indefinite or Muffled Sound
  • Be-bop Phrasing
  • Rock and Soul Phrasing
  • Latin Rock
  • Blues
  • Jazz Techniques
  • Technical Studies
  • Articulation
  • Variations

Flute Improvising:

  • Scale Building
  • Constructing Major Scales
  • Major Chords
  • Melodic Development on Major Chords
  • Chord Building Chart
  • Write, Sing and Play Chords
  • Scale Relationships
  • Beginning Progressions
  • Dominant 7th Chord
  • Blues Scale
  • Melodic Ideas - Blues Scale
  • Minor Chords
  • Dorian Mode
  • Melodic Development on Dorian Mode
  • Diminished 7th Chord
  • Dorian Studies
  • Ascending Melodic Studies
  • Harmonic Minor Studies
  • Phrygian Studies
  • Improvisation Studies
  • Turn Arounds and Endings
  • Bridges
  • Alternate Blues Changes
  • Aeolian or Pure Minor Harmonised
  • and many more.

Item Details

Category: Flute Jazz Studies and Improvisation
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc
Publisher's reference: MB95301
Our Stock Code: 922999
Media Type: Paperback

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