Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Playalong Flute CDs & sheetmusic books with CD for flute

A flute student was looking for well recommended flute sheetmusic with backing CD or backing tracks that are downloadable.
Here's my latest list of recommended playalongs (not including music minus one series which are listed here.)

1. Dowani playalongs for flute:
Classic DOWANI playalong series for standard flute repertoire:
These are the three tempo playalong Dowani series for flute:
(choose easy-intermediate-advanced from the above link to see all Dowani titles.)
2. Downloadable accompaniments for standard flute repertoire (mp3 backing tracks, but not sheetmusic):

My Accompanist.com for flutists

Piano Accompaniments for flutists
3. Sheetmusic book plus accomp. CDs of for the ABRSM flute exams grades 1-8:

ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) - ABRSM Flute Exam 2004-2007 accompaniment CDs for flutists.

Classical/Modern repertoire sample book/CD:

Jazz Flute sample book/CD from ABRSM:

See or purchase above flute exam repertoire books with CD from www.justflutes.com
4. Sheetmusic books with playalong CD index of titles:

See Justflutes.com for Unaccompanied Flute Classic/Modern Repertoire with Playalong CD(scroll down):


See Justflutes.com for popular music albums with playalong CD:

5. Individual books of flute sheetmusic with CD recommended by Jen Cluff:

(very easy): Abracadabra Flute with CD by Pollock This contains easy folktunes and popular classics for the beginner or novice flutist.
(fairly easy): A New Tune a Day PERFORMANCE PIECES with CD for flute
Note: some accompaniments have annoying colour/instrumentation choices on the CD. Flute parts only (no piano parts)
(easy to novice/intermediate level)
Jessica Walsh/Allan Alexander Celtic/World/Renaissance music for flute and guitar
(Novice to Intermediate level)

The Flute Collection - 16 Pieces by 11 Composers
G. Schirmer. Inc.

NOTE: Very very good CD and sheetmusic choices.
(Novice to Intermediate level): Carolan's Concerto - Schott

NOTE: Great flute playing by Jennifer Stinton, but annoyingly no slur markings in sheetmusic. Must be marked by listening to soloist on CD.
(Intermediate to Advanced Intermediate)

Astor Piazzolla - Vuelvo al sur - 10 Tangos and other pieces published by Boosey and Hawkes
Note: Wonderful to have more Piazzolla. Piano parts printable from CD.
(Intermediate to Advanced Intermediate)
Chistopher Norton
Christopher Norton Concert Collection for Flute Volume 1
Note: A very Jazzy take on well-known classical and folk tunes.
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Add your own recommended titles here....

I hope that flute students find good books and CDs for playalong at the above links. I also welcome suggestions from other flute teachers as to the best flute sheetmusic books that come with playalong CDs (classics, modern but not Disney books etc. Thanks.)
Jen Cluff