Out of the Blue



This flute solo is a laid back swing / blues piece in rondo form (ABACA), with a very simple syncopated 4 bar piano riff as accompaniment. The flutist can try embellishing or improvising around the set melodies. In fact sections B & C resulted from numerous improvisations over the piano accompaniment, that eventually became set melodies. Play around with the the rhythms of each phrase to give it your own feel. Experiment with the D blues scale as a basis for some further improvised work against the backing track. Chromatic runs between some notes to create a glissando effect, carefully shaped vibrato on long notes, and tapered phrase ends that don’t go flat (push lower lip slightly forward), can make this an enjoyable and challenging exercise for the flute player.
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Level of Difficulty: ★★★★☆

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