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Ultimate Funk Grooves for Flute

By Ben Tompsett

Flute - Intermediate/Advanced
Composed by Ben Tompsett. Saddle stitch. Funk/Flute Instruction. Book & CD. Duration 75 minutes. Published by ADG Productions (AD.ADG106).

Item Number: AD.ADG106

ISBN 9781934163054. 12 x 9 inches.

Funk and its infectious style, remains a popular part of the music we listen to today. Timeless recordings from such artists as James Brown, The Commodores, Stevie Wonder, The Meters, The Crusaders, Brecker Brothers, The Average White Band, Sly & the Family Stone, Tower of Power, Prince, The Blackbyrds, Manu Dibango, Maceo Parker, Junior Walker & the All Stars, and many more, continue to enjoy massive popularity and have had a major influence on contemporary music styles, such as Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B. This book contains 92 riffs that showcase the different ways in which the soloist can create a distinct Funk sound to their playing. The audio CD that comes with the book contains 31 different grooves that accompany each of the riffs, influenced by the aforementioned artists, and covers a wide range of different Funk styles from the mid-sixties to the present day. The book is intended for the musician who wants to practically develop their playing style and improvisation technique in this genre.

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  • May 27, 2008 Groovy, man.

    This book surprised me. I'm just starting to get into playing funk music--the book/CD combo really helps out with understanding the rhythmic combinations. There aren't any complete songs, but you really get a feel for what funk is all about :D

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