Learn to improvise on flute over the most recognised tune in jazz
This is not a how to play the flute book. It’s a how to play music book!
Once you have learnt some simple strategies to improvise over jazz chord changes, the next step is chord tone soloing. Targeting the important notes of every chord in a sequence will give you a solid foundation from which you can build engaging, melodic improvised solos.
This book teaches how to do it, step-by-step, and takes an in-depth look at one of the most famous chord progressions in jazz: George Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm– known as “Rhythm Changes”.
Rhythm Changes Soloing for Jazz Flute will guide you through this essential jazz standard, while teaching you fundamental soloing techniques and improvisational skills. This practical method, devised by Buster Birch (visiting jazz professor at Trinity Conservatoire) has been road tested at hundreds of workshops. But don’t just take our word for it…
Professor approved jazz flute soloing
“I like the way Buster takes the learner through the important steps needed to tackle these types of chord progressions. Simple to follow and enjoyable to play along to, the student should find it easier to progress using his methods.”
Andy Panayi – Professor of Jazz and Classical Flute at The Royal College of Music and The Birmingham Conservatoire of Music.
“Another excellent publication, an invaluable resource for jazz students and students of the music”.
Simon Purcell – International Chair in Improvisation at the Guildhall School of Music in London.
Learn to improvise jazz on flute with this systematic approach
The Rhythm Changes is one of the most important progressions to learn to solo over in jazz, because it contains chord sequences that feature in alljazz standard tunes. Master this, and you’ll have learnt how to navigate dozens more popular tunes.
- Discover a systematic guide to improvisation by an award-winning musician and educator
- Learn how to identify the parent scales of each chord
- Master the art of soloing with arpeggios
- Learn how to add passing notes to create bebop style phrases
- Learn creative licks and substitutions
- Learn four exciting tunes and solo studies
Bonus: Free audio to download, so you can hear exactly how each example should sound
Learn to improvise on flute and create your own musical ideas
You’ll also learn the important skills of how to break down a tune and understand its harmony. Buster Birch walks you through the Rhythm Changes section by section. At each step, you’ll understand how to…
- Identify the parent scales of each chord and build arpeggios
- How to mix and match arpeggios to create interesting melodic lines
- Loads of great jazz vocabulary that will help you grow as a musician
- Apply flute articulation techniques that add emotion and flair to your jazz solos
Audio and backing tracks
Rhythm Changes Soloing for Jazz 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 Rhythm Changes Soloing for Jazz Flute and get creative right now.
Today is the day you take your skills to the next level!