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Here's an excerpt taken from Complete Jazz Flute Book by William Bay: Play the written note for about one-half of its value, then quickly "Slide" down chromatically. The chromatic notes should not sound individually, and there should not be any particular pitch in evidence at the end of the [fall-off]! So the correct way to play seems to be a chromatic ...


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Hold the last Ab until the 'and' of I, then, while quickly reducing the aperture of your embouchure to reduce the volume of the sound produced, press the keys down chromatically. It must be done very quickly to avoid the audience hearing each separate note of the fall. This should create a downward glissando effect that fades into nothing (make sure not to ...



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