Improvise jazz on flute with a simple six-step method
This is not a how to play the flute book. It's a how to play music book!
Many woodwind players come from a classical background which may not have taught you how to play by ear. While this can provide an excellent grounding in music, it doesn't teach you how to improvise, and often it's difficult for classically trained musicians to learn Jazz soloing.
Beginner Jazz Soloing For Flute is the perfect guide to bridge the gap. Devised by Buster Birch (visiting jazz professor at Trinity Conservatoire), this book teaches a creative method for improvisation that's been road-tested at hundreds of workshops.
Professor approved jazz flute soloing
Don't just take our word for it!
"I wish this book was around when I started learning Jazz Flute! Buster's approach is very clear and precise; linking rhythmic patterns with a harmonic idea is essential to producing great jazz."
Andy Panayi, Professor of Jazz and Classical Flute at The Royal College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire
"This book is a must for anyone wanting to learn to improvise but is confused about how to start the journey. You are in good hands with this publication and will soon find yourself improving with a new found joy and confidence."
Lee Goodall, Visiting Professor of Jazz Flute and Saxophone, The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama; international session artist (credits include Van Morrison, Dr John, Marcus Miller, Will Lee and Steve Gadd)
Learn to improvise blues and jazz on flute from the ground up
- Discover a systematic guide to improvisation by an award-winning musician and educator
- Master the simple call and response method of composing improvised lines
- Grow your skills through a well-conceived method that builds layer-on-layer
- Improvise using the Minor Pentatonic scale
- Learn how to easily transpose your ideas to any other key
Bonus: Free audio to download, so you can hear exactly how each example should sound
A simple six-step flute improvisation method that works every time
All the exercises in this book have been tried and tested in jazz workshops with both child and adult learners, producing astonishing results time and again. In 2017 the author's jazz school won the prestigious Will Michael Diploma Award for Jazz Education - a national award recognising "outstanding commitment to jazz education".
In Beginner Jazz Soloing For Flute the art of improvisation for beginners is broken down into six steps that guide students to become confident improvisers. You will become fully equipped to improvise a solo with confidence.
Learn to improvise on flute and create your own musical ideas
Having begun to improvise, you will also learn:
- To play four specially written tunes that demonstrate how to turn improvised ideas into songs
- How to compose your own riff blues tune
- How to take beginner jazz flute soloing further
Learn to play jazz solo lines over the ii V I progression - the most common chord sequence in Jazz
Learn flute articulation techniques that add emotion and flair to your jazz solos.
Audio and backing tracks
Beginner Jazz Soloing For Flute contains FREE audio examples and backing tracks. You'll hear each idea in action and every articulation clearly played for you to copy. It truly is a one-stop-shop on your path to jazz improvisation
Buy Beginner Jazz Soloing For Flute and get creative right now.
Today is the day you learn to improvise!