Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns


Author: Nicolas Slonimsky
Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books
ISBN: 9780825614491
Category: Music
Page: 243
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Since its 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.

Patterns for Jazz: A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation

For Bass Clef Instruments
Author: Jerry Coker,James Casale,Gary Campbell,Jerry Greene
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457494078
Category: Music
Page: 180
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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 Jazz of Physics

Die Verbindung von Musik und der Struktur des Universums
Author: Stephon H.S. Alexander
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732548791
Category: Mathematics
Page: 333
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Schon vor mehr als fünfzig Jahren begeisterte sich John Coltrane für das Universum. Inspiriert von Albert Einstein, hatte Coltrane Physik und Geometrie in den Mittelpunkt seiner Musik gesetzt. Diese Idee faszinierte den Physiker und Jazzmusiker Stephon Alexander seit frühester Jugend. Er zeigt anhand des Jazz, wie die größten Fragen der Physik über die Beschaffenheit des Universums beantwortet werden können. The Jazz of Physics fasziniert und begeistert jeden, der sich für die Geheimnisse unseres Universums, der Musik und des Lebens interessiert.

Das Jazz-Theorie-Buch


Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9783892210467
Category: Improvisation (Music)
Page: 466
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Das Jazz Theorie Buch ist wohl das umfangreichste Werk seiner Art. Es ist ähnlich aufgebaut wie der vom selben Autor bei Advance Music erschienene Bestseller Das Jazz Piano Buch und genauso praxisbezogen. Theoretische Sachverhalte werden immer anhand musikalischer Beispiele und Transkriptionen von berühmten Aufnahmen der Jazzgeschichte erklärt. Von den theoretischen Grundlagen wie Intervalle, Akkord/Skalen-Theorie (Dur, Moll, Vermindert, Ganzton, Bebop, Pentatonik etc.) über die II-V-I Verbindung, Blues und Rhythm Changes bis hin zu Salsa und Latin Jazz werden in 24 Kapitel alle wichtigen Themen ausführlich behandelt. Daneben enthält das Buch nützliche Information über die Interpretation von Lead Sheets (Melodie mit Akkordsymbolen), eine ausführliche Repertoire-Liste mit Quellenangaben und Hinweisen auf Play-Along-Aufnahmen und eine Diskographie. Vier höchst interessante Kapitel mit mehr als 100 Seiten sind dem Thema Reharmonisation gewidmet. Titles: Teil I Theorie: Akkorde und Skalen * Teil II Improvisation: Das Spielen über Changes * Teil III Reharmonisation * Teil IV Das Repertoire * Teil V Sonstiges.

Freedom Sounds

Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa
Author: Ingrid Monson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195128257
Category: History
Page: 402
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Freedom Sounds addresses the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and African Independence on jazz in the 1950s and 60s, and develops a new framework for thinking through the relationships among music, politics, aesthetics, and activism by carefully addressing the hot button racial and economic issues that generated contentious and soul-searching debate.

Composing Electronic Music

A New Aesthetic
Author: Curtis Roads
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911401
Category: Music
Page: 512
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Electronic music evokes new sensations, feelings, and thoughts in both composers and listeners. Opening the door to an unlimited universe of sound, it engages spatialization as an integral aspect of composition and focuses on sound transformation as a core structural strategy. In this new domain, pitch occurs as a flowing and ephemeral substance that can be bent, modulated, or dissolved into noise. Similarly, time occurs not merely as a fixed duration subdivided by ratios, but as a plastic medium that can be generated, modulated, reversed, warped, scrambled, and granulated. Envelope and waveform undulations on all time scales interweave to generate form. The power of algorithmic methods amplify the capabilities of music technology. Taken together, these constitute game-changing possibilities. This convergence of technical and aesthetic trends prompts the need for a new text focused on the opportunities of a sound oriented, multiscale approach to composition of electronic music. Sound oriented means a practice that takes place in the presence of sound. Multiscale means an approach that takes into account the perceptual and physical reality of multiple, interacting time scales-each of which can be composed. After more than a century of research and development, now is an appropriate moment to step back and reevaluate all that has changed under the ground of artistic practice. Composing Electronic Music outlines a new theory of composition based on the toolkit of electronic music techniques. The theory consists of a framework of concepts and a vocabulary of terms describing musical materials, their transformation, and their organization. Central to this discourse is the notion of narrative structure in composition-how sounds are born, interact, transform, and die. It presents a guidebook: a tour of facts, history, commentary, opinions, and pointers to interesting ideas and new possibilities to consider and explore.

Charlie Parker

His Music and Life
Author: Carl Woideck
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472085552
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 277
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"Whatever background you bring to it, the book willl likely enrich your understanding of Parker's music. . . ." --Cadence As one of the architects of modern jazz (often called "bebop"), Charlie Parker (1920-55) had a profound effect on American music that continues to this day. This book opens with a chapter of biography and then progresses to four chapters focusing on Charlie Parker's music by tracing his artistic evolution and major achievements as a jazz improviser. Much like a guided tour through an artist's retrospective, the book introduces readers to a sampling of Charlie Parker's most illustrative works. The musical discussions and transcribed musical examples are keyed to compact disc timings for easy location--a feature unique to this book. "The musical analysis is brilliant, particularly the pre-1945 fragments." --DownBeat ". . . debunks the stereotype that jazz musicians are unschooled and unsophisticated when it comes to music as art rather than entertainment. . . . [An] insightful and informative addition to the literature of jazz." --Calvin Wilson, Kansas City Star Carl Woideck is Instructor of Jazz History, University of Oregon.

Musiktheorie für Dummies


Author: Michael Pilhofer,Holly Day
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527708707
Category: Music theory
Page: 279
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Viele Musiker - ob Anfänger oder Fortgeschrittene - empfinden Musiktheorie als abschreckend und fragen sich: "Wozu das Ganze?" Die Antwort ist einfach: Schon ein wenig Grundwissen über Musiktheorie, hilft Ihnen, Ihre Bandbreite als Musiker enorm zu vergrößern. Michael Pilhofer und Holly Day erklären Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was Sie über Musiktheorie wissen müssen - vom Lesen von Noten bis zum Komponieren eigener Songs. Sie erfahren alles über Rhythmus, Tempo, Dynamik und Co., lernen, wie Tonleitern und Akkordfolgen aufgebaut sind, wie Sie vorgehen müssen, um einer Melodie auch Harmonie zu verleihen und vieles mehr. Wenn Sie dachten, Musiktheorie sei trocken, dürfte dieses Buch eine angenehme Überraschung für Sie sein.

NAJE Educator


Author: National Association of Jazz Educators
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Jazz
Page: N.A
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Pan Pipes

Sigma Alpha Iota Quarterly
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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