Developing Jazz Technique for Flute
Following on from the best-selling Jazz Method for Flute, Developing Jazz Technique for Flute will help the intermediate player take their jazz skills to a new level. The 2 pieces are written in a variety of styles, including blues, swing, New Orleans, ragtime, jazz-rock, bossa nova, samba, salsa, calypso, reggae, and South African. Particular emphasis is given to helping the student improvise over chord sequences, such as the II-V-I progression. Idiomatic effects like vibrato, glissandi, humming, flutter tongue and 'bending' notes are dealt with. Several new scales are introduced, including the whole tone and diminished scales, and a section dedicated to patterns contains many ideas for practicing in all twelve keys. A superb rhythm section provides backing for all the pieces and exercises on the accompanying CD.