Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns

Author: Yusef A. Lateef
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781562242947
Format: PDF
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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, 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).

Patterns for Improvisation

Author: Oliver Nelson
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781562243043
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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, Kindle
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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.


Author: James Boyle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535543675
Format: PDF
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Theft: A History of Music: This comic lays out 2000 years of musical history. A neglected part of musical history. Again and again there have been attempts to police music; to restrict borrowing and cultural cross-fertilization. But music builds on itself. To those who think that mash-ups and sampling started with YouTube or the DJ's turntables, it might be shocking to find that musicians have been borrowing - extensively borrowing - from each other since music began. Then why try to stop that process? The reasons varied. Philosophy, religion, politics, race - again and again, race - and law. And because music affects us so deeply, those struggles were passionate ones. They still are. The history in this book runs from Plato to Blurred Lines and beyond. You will read about the Holy Roman Empire's attempts to standardize religious music using the first great musical technology (notation) and the inevitable backfire of that attempt. You will read about troubadours and church composers, swapping tunes (and remarkably profane lyrics), changing both religion and music in the process. You will see diatribes against jazz for corrupting musical culture, against rock and roll for breaching the color-line. You will learn about the lawsuits that, surprisingly, shaped rap. You will read the story of some of music's iconoclasts - from Handel and Beethoven to Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Ray Charles, the British Invasion and Public Enemy. To understand this history fully, one has to roam wider still - into musical technologies from notation to the sample deck, aesthetics, the incentive systems that got musicians paid, and law's 250 year struggle to assimilate music, without destroying it in the process. Would jazz, soul or rock and roll be legal if they were reinvented today? We are not sure. Which as you will read, is profoundly worrying because today, more than ever, we need the arts. All of this makes up our story. It is assuredly not the only history of music. But it is definitely a part - and a fascinating part - of that history. We hope you like it.