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Reading Key Jazz Rhythms (C Flute)

Fred Lipsius

to the Flute
Item# : HFL018
68 pages book w/CD: $ 19.95

Soloist: Matt Marvuglio, flute Learn essential jazz rhythms first-hand from world-class professionals!

the book:

24 melodious etudes 24 guide tone etudes (simplified corresponding versions of the etudes) Based on chord changes to well known standards Guide tone versions and etudes work as duos

the CD:
24 demo tracks (soloist w/rhythm section accompaniment) 24 play-along tracks (rhythm section accompaniment without soloist)

"Reading Key Jazz Rhythms" is a collection of 24 easy to medium level jazz etudes, and 24 simplified guide tone versions of the etudes. They are ideal for learning the basic language of jazz, swing phrasing, and articulation. A perfect tool for preparing for the jazz ensemble or for any other ensemble/orchestra which performs jazz related music (f.i., pops orchestras, musical, studio, movie scores, concert and marching bands, etc.).

Each etude is based on a specific rhythm or a combination of rhythmic figures. Some etudes sound like very lyrical improvised jazz solos, while others are more like a melody to a standard.

On the accompanying CD the soloist demonstrates the 24 melodious etudes together with a professional rhythm section. All etudes are based on the chord changes to tunes that are jazz musicians daily language: Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa, Body And Soul, Satin Doll, Days Of Wine And Roses, Misty, Confirmation, Out Of Nowhere, How High The Moon, Cherokee, I'll Remember April, There Will Never Be Another You, Loverman, All Of Me, What Is This Thing Called Love, Stella By Starlight, Blues in major and minor, and Rhythm Changes.

You can also improvise along with the play-along tracks using the chord symbols. The "guide tones" are the essential or defining notes for each given chord type. So if improvising is new to you and you find yourself getting lost, you can always return to a guide tone and play ryhthmically around it. Any etude and its corresponding simplified guide tone version can be played together as a duet (with or without the CD accompaniment) with your teacher or a friend.