John Vames

SONG FOR KOKO:
Jazz
for the
Native American Flute

This book is designed to teach you how to play jazz and to improvise on the Native American flute. It includes four easy-to-follow lesson and twelve exercise to help improve your playing and twelve jazz tunes arranged specifically for the Native flute. Practice scales are also provided. The edition includes a CD with 44 interactive tracks you can play along with. 74 pages PG-N-4

Also by John Vames
The Native American Flute: Understanding the Gift

John Vames has been playing and teachng music professionally for the last 30 years. The focus of his teaching is not only to develop professional musicians but also to show students how to create and enjoy music for the enrichment of their own lives. With his help hundreds of people of all ages have learned to play clarinet, sax, transverse flute, Native American Flute, Jazz and Classical piano.

As a graduate of Northwestern University with a Masters Degree in Music Theory, John spent his undergraduate years at the University of Chicago. His friendship with the Native American Flute began in 1995 while vacationing in Santa Fe. As an educator he realized how easy it was for almost anyone to play.  Unlike piano or guitar that take years of study, this instrument could be mastered in a short time. What followed was his initiation of Flute classes at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona and the first 16 week credited program for Native American Flute on a Community College level. John has been a member of the  SCC Music faculty since 1985.


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