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Exploring Jazz Flute (Studies and Etudes)


Composer: Weston, Ollie

Exploring Jazz Flute - An Introduction to Jazz Harmony, Technique and Improvisation (Studies and Etudes), by Ollie Weston, published by Hal Leonard, includes flute book and CD accompaniment.

This definitive book is designed for the intermediate flute player looking for an introduction to the world of jazz. Renowned jazz musician Ollie Weston introduces key concepts step-by-step, explaining clearly and simply throughout, with the minimum of musical jargon. Improvisation is featured from the very beginning, with authentic live jazz trio recordings on the accompanying CD for you to play along with.

Key subjects covered include: modes, swing playing, melodic development, the 2-5-1 progression, jazz blues progressions, pentatonic scales, jazz chord extensions, stylistic development, unique flute sounds and many more. The CD includes 60 minutes of play-along tracks and 120 minutes of CD-ROM MP3 tracks.