John O'Neill: Jazz Method for Flute
The Jazz Method by John O'Neill 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 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.
Backing for all of the music is provided on the accompanying CD so that the student can enjoy playing in the company of a top-class rhythm section. With supplementary suggestions for listening and reading and an appendix containing all the chord progressions for live accompaniment of the tunes, The Jazz Method is ideally suited both to students working alone and those learning with a teacher.
Book/CD, 96 pages