Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

Author: Nicolas Slonimsky
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 9780825672408
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Since its publication in 1947, great musicians and composers of all genres -- from Arnold Schoenberg and Virgil Thomson to John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard -- have sworn by this legendary volume and its comprehensive vocabulary of melodic patterns, for composition and improvisation.

Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns for Guitar

Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
ISBN: 9781780389332
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns

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

How to Become a Guitar Player from Hell

Author: Jason Earls
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615159583
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book covers almost every guitar technique used by modern guitar virtuosos and explains them in simple terms anyone can understand. Topics include arpeggios, finger tapping, artificial and muted harmonics, exotic scales and chords, modes, "outside" playing, and more, along with never before published methods such as the "wah-wham" technique, unorthodox tremolo bar manipulations, and out-of-the-box thinking exercises. Extensive musical examples are provided in tablature form, no traditional music reading skills necessary. Topics tangential to guitar playing yet still of interest to guitarists are also included, such as how to find band members, taking care of your hands, how to get gigs, and more. The author draws upon his 20 years of guitar playing experience to provide genuine "insider" information, much of which has never appeared elsewhere. Guitarists of all levels will find a plethora of knowledge within this book to dramatically improve their proficiency on the instrument.

Underground Guitar Handbook

Author: Jason Earls
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557147727
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If you've ever wanted to learn the newest "underground" and innovative guitar methods, this handbook is for you. Filled with cutting-edge and avant-garde techniques, the Underground Guitar Handbook contains detailed explanations and musical examples of such topics as: four-finger licks, unusual scales, diminished licks, tremolo bar flutters and gurgles, the wah-wham method, tritones and flatted fifths, Shawn Lane's "impossible" chord, speed-picking licks, pedal point phrases, new hardware ideas, atonal patterns, mysticism, finger-tapping licks, and much more. Links to the author's youtube videos in which he performs the techniques are also provided, (plus a handful of musical short stories for additional entertainment). For learning the most cutting-edge guitar techniques (many never before published), this manual is all you will ever need.

Patterns for Improvisation

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

Lexicon of Musical Invective

Author: Nicolas Slonimsky
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393320091
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"A supermarket tabloid of classical music criticism."—From the new foreword by Peter Schickele.

Patterns for Jazz

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769230177
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 Serious Jazz Practice Book

Author: Barry Finnerty
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1457101343
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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All musicians need to thoroughly learn their scales, chords, intervals and various melodic patterns in order to become complete musicians. The question has always been how to approach this universal task. Guitar legend Barry Finnerty (Miles, The Crusaders, Brecker Bros., etc.) provides in this book a rigorous practice regime that will set you well on the road to complete mastery of whatever instrument you play. Endorsed by Randy Brecker, Mark Levine, Dave Liebman, etc.