Jen Cluff ~ Pop Tunes for flute
Canadian Flutist and Teacher
Popular Sheetmusic with Playalong CD for flute students
I'm not really a classical music lover; I want to play big-band and jazzy stuff, as well as some show-stoppers etc. I know that books of flute music probably don't have those kind of tunes, but is there even one book that you think I might have fun with? I play at a kind of novice level (but want to get better.) I'd also love it if there was a playalong kind of CD with a band on it. Do such things exist for my level of fluteplaying?
replies: For novices looking for popular music for flute.
listing to choose from. Tons of books that come with
playalong CD in all styles. Check out the four full pages
of purchasable pop music.
The De Haske Flute & CD playalong books are also very very good.
Or use the search for all DeHaske books (rock, pop, jazz etc) at:
loudly second the recommendation for the Jessica Walsh
Celtic Flute book. Full description on how to use it and
buy it at:
you're in the United Kingdom, (or just want titles you
can order from US, but using a UK catalogue,) go check
out the online sheetmusic listed at:
above "Just flutes" site, look for "music
catalogue" in upper right hand corner.Next: Choose
have tons of cross-over stuff (jazz/popular) so read
their recent reviews of pieces and books too. Tons with
There are a series of books called "Take the Lead" for flute which include things like Ragtime, Swing, Pop, Movie Musicals etc.
Have a look at some of the Take the Lead Cd-sheetmusic sets here.
also find lists of celtic music for flute at:
as well as
links to "session tunes" where you can download
irish and celtic music.
For more online stores that sell sheetmusic that's non-classical see:
Go to: www.google.com
and search for the terms Flute Sheet Music Popular or go to www.fluteworld.com and search in sheetmusic for words like "Tango", "jazz", "Celtic" etc.
Disney books. They
are often in the wrong key, too hard to read
rhythmically, and poorly arranged. I've had several
students buy them by themselves, and be thoroughly
disappointed. If you are unsure, stick to De Haske
publications which seem to be well checked by flute
players before publication.
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