The Jazz Method for Flute will guide beginners of all ages from producing their first note on the instrument to the performance of full-blown pieces, including 'classics' by Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver.
With step by step instruction and a progression of specially written tunes and exercises, the fundamental elements of good flute technique are introduced alongside the rhythmic subtleties of jazz. Improvisation is encouraged from an early stage, given direction through the study of scales and arpeggios and advice on ear-training and chord patterns.
With supplementary suggestions for listening and reading, and an Appendix (also included on a separate insert) containing all the chord progressions for 'live' accompaniment of the tunes, The Jazz Method for Flute is ideally suited both to students working alone and those learning with a teacher. The accompanying CD includes recorded accompaniments for you to play along with.
Author, John O'Neill is an established performing musician and instrumental teacher in the jazz field.