Jim Horn, one of the most recorded multi-instrumentalists of our time, performed and recorded with John Denver for over 15 years. He originally recorded A Tribute to John Denver in 1998. He has now tu... Click To Read More About This Product
Jim Horn, one of the most recorded multi-instrumentalists of our time, performed and recorded with John Denver for over 15 years. He originally recorded A Tribute to John Denver in 1998. He has now turned that recording into this play-a-long book/CD package for flute so others can join him in celebrating the music of John Denver. 11 songs, including: Annie's Song · Calypso · Fly Away · Leaving on a Jet Plane · Sunshine on My Shoulders · Take Me Home, Country Roads · and more.
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Comments about Cherry Lane John Denver for Flute Book/CD:
I ordered online and received the book quickly (picked it up at the store for free shipping and because I like to go to Guitar Center). This is not standard John Denver play along, and I knew that, and that's the reason I bought this book. There are plenty of John Denver music books out there, but what is really special about this book is what you get for flute or other C instrument.
I like to jam and improvise and add some flavor to pop tunes, and Jim Horn provides exactly what you need. You now can add to your repertoire a John Denver song in a different and beautiful arrangement. Some songs have a Latin, Samba, Reggae beat or traditional arrangement. This is a plus, and helps expands your musical abilities.
Let's face it, John Denver can be repetitive and even boring when played straight on the flute. Some of his music (which I love, by the way) does not even have a break or chorus. You know a given song might have the verse repeated like five times (no chorus). In this book - you get lots of embellishments and jazzy extras during the rests, not to mention stylistic changes in some songs. Imagine your band performing a straight version of a John Denver tune, and then in the middle taking YOUR solo in sudden burst of Reggae or Latin groove. It can be very cool.
The CD which comes with this book has the flute playing with full band so you know what you are shooting for. Then you have a backing track which you can play along with as you develop your own version of the song.
Here are the songs - Sunshine on My Shoulders, Poems, Prayers and Promises, Annie's Song, Leaving on a Jet Plane/Goodbye Again, Fly Away, Take Me Home Country Roads, My Sweet Lady, Follow Me, Rhymes and Reasons, Calypso (as a flutist, I've always wanted to play this).
You're sure to enjoy.
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