Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

Author: Nicolas Slonimsky
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 9780825672408
Format: PDF, ePub
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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, Docs
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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, ePub, 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.

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.

Modalogy

Author: Jeff Brent
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476841306
Format: PDF, Mobi
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(Jazz Instruction). Primarily a music theory reference, Modalogy presents a unique perspective on the origins, interlocking aspects, and usage of the most common scales and modes in occidental music. Anyone wishing to seriously explore the realms of scales, modes, and their real-world functions will find the most important issues dealt with in meticulous detail within these pages. Logical illustrations accompany in-depth examinations of chordal harmonies, cadential motions, and progressions. This book is perfect for both music students and teachers, as either a course in itself or to augment any theory curriculum.

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 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.

Lexicon of Musical Invective

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

The Art of Scale Weaving

Author: Juan Antonio Rivera
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781944213404
Format: PDF, Docs
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"The Art of Scale Weaving" has but one purpose; connection. It is through connection that we broaden our spectrum of understanding of the language of music through our instrument... the guitar. This book looks to achieve such connection by utilizing a new method known as Scale Weaving, which unifies different concepts such as triads, pentatonic scales and heptatonic scales. It is through connection that we can better understand the underlying relationships within these concepts.