Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns

Author: Yusef A. Lateef
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781562242947
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This iconic 282 page spiral-bound book, with a wealth of patterns, licks, and ideas, has been popular among jazz players for a long time. Page after page of material, it is often referred to as a jazz version of Slominski's classic book The Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns.

Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

Author: Nicolas Slonimsky
ISBN: 9781468314755
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since its first publication in 1947, great musicians and composers of all genres--from Arnold Schoenberg to John Coltrane--have sworn by this legendary volume and its comprehensive vocabulary of melodic patterns for composition and improvisation.One of the most influential works by the late, renowned Russian-American conductor and composer Nicolas Slonimsky, the Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns is the ultimate sourcebook for composers and performers, and has influenced many jazz musicians and composers over the last seventy years. There is a definite symmetry and logic in Slonimsky's examples: what appear to be random patterns are actually mathematical combinations of some or all of the twelve notes in music. As the musician plays through the examples, the patterns will unfold and become more obvious.Presented in the form of piano scales and melodic studies and arranged according to the principal interval of each particular section, the Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns is an invaluable practice and study source that has been used and endorsed by musicians at every end of the musical spectrum.

Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns for Guitar

Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
ISBN: 9781780389332
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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(Music Sales America). This book is a condensed, made-for-guitar version of Nicolas Slonimsky's publication Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns the book that musicians as diverse as John Coltrane and Frank Zappa used for ideas and inspiration. Musicians familiar with the original Thesaurus know that it contains a daunting amount of information crammed in its over 230 pages. But there is a definite symmetry and logic in these Slonimsky examples. What appear to be random patterns are actually mathematical combinations of some or all of the twelve notes in music. As the musician/student plays through the examples, the patterns will unfold and become more obvious.

Patterns for Jazz

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769230177
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Patterns for Jazz stands as a monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application of more than 400 patterns built on chords and scales---from simple (major) to complex (lydian augmented scales).

The Gentle Giant

Author: Yusef Lateef
Publisher: morton books, inc
ISBN: 9781929188123
Format: PDF, Docs
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Patterns for Improvisation

Author: Oliver Nelson
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781562243043
Format: PDF, ePub
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One of the world's most popular patterns books, many jazz greats have fond memories of practicing from this great resource! It features an exhaustive collection of improvisational jazz patterns in various meters and feels. Comments and suggestions are included by the author---a legendary composer, arranger, conductor, and instrumentalist. This is a very popular book because it helps spell out some of the basic building blocks of the jazz language. It is regarded by many jazz teachers as one of the essential texts for their students.

The Jazz of Physics

Author: Stephon Alexander
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465098509
Format: PDF, ePub
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More than fifty years ago, John Coltrane drew the twelve musical notes in a circle and connected them by straight lines, forming a five-pointed star. Inspired by Einstein, Coltrane put physics and geometry at the core of his music. Physicist and jazz musician Stephon Alexander follows suit, using jazz to answer physics' most vexing questions about the past and future of the universe. Following the great minds that first drew the links between music and physics-a list including Pythagoras, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, and Rakim-The Jazz of Physics reveals that the ancient poetic idea of the Music of the Spheres," taken seriously, clarifies confounding issues in physics. The Jazz of Physics will fascinate and inspire anyone interested in the mysteries of our universe, music, and life itself.

Free Play

Author: Stephen Nachmanovitch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440673085
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Free Play is about the inner sources of spontaneous creation. It is about where art in the widest sense comes from. It is about why we create and what we learn when we do. It is about the flow of unhindered creative energy: the joy of making art in all its varied forms. Free Play is directed toward people in any field who want to contact, honor, and strengthen their own creative powers. It integrates material from a wide variety of sources among the arts, sciences, and spiritual traditions of humanity. Filled with unusual quotes, amusing and illuminating anecdotes, and original metaphors, it reveals how inspiration arises within us, how that inspiration may be blocked, derailed or obscured by certain unavoidable facts of life, and how finally it can be liberated - how we can be liberated - to speak or sing, write or paint, dance or play, with our own authentic voice. The whole enterprise of improvisation in life and art, of recovering free play and awakening creativity, is about being true to ourselves and our visions. It brings us into direct, active contact with boundless creative energies that we may not even know we had.