Flute Improvisation Made Easy
By Mizzy McCaskill and Dona Gilliam
Published by Mel Bay Publications
Includes sheet music and CD
The performance of works in Mel Bay's Flute Improvisation Made Easy requires the use of the accompanying CD. Each piece in the book is presented two times on the recording; once with a flute improvisaiton, and once with only the background accompaniment. The collection introduces a variety of improvisatory techniques, and written guidelines suggest ways in which these techniques may be further developed and refined.
“Flute Improvisation Made Easy” Introduces the art of improvisation to flutists of all skill levels. The book covers basics of improvisation including rhythm, modes, scales, call and response, and typical forms like the blues. Written suggestions and transcribed improvisations guide the player in how to perform these musical elements. The accompanying audio includes separate solo flute and backup tracks.
Repeat After Me
The Red Feather
Time and Again