âThe Art of Scale Weavingâ 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.
(Musicians Institute Press). All you need to know about the bass fretboard, including: scales, intervals, triads, modal patterns, and fundamentals; keys, fingerings, position playing; arpeggios, turnarounds, walking bass lines; horizontal and vertical playing; and more! For all styles of playing!
(Willis). Major, minor, augmented and diminished triads pose no problems for the student who has mastered intervals in the Chord Speller. Inversions, cadence chords and dominant and diminished sevenths follow in progressive order. The student is taught to recognize all chords by sound as well as by sight.
Revisiting Music Theory: A Guide to the Practice contains the basics of music theory with the vocabulary used in harmonic and formal analysis. The book assumes few music reading skills, and progresses to includeÂ the basic materials of music from J. S. Bach to the twentieth century. Based on Blatterâs own three decades of teaching music theory, this book is aimed at a one or two year introductory course in music theory, can serve for individual study, or as a review for graduate students returning to school. Drawing examples from well-known classical works, as well as folk and popular music, the book shows how theory is applied to practice.
The book is divided into five parts. The first part introduces music notation, reviewing the basics of pitch, time, and dynamics as represented in written music. Part 2 introduces the concept of melody, covering modes, scales, scale degrees, and melodic form. Part 3 introduces harmony, dealing with harmonic progression, rhythm, and chord types. Part 4 addresses part writing and harmonic analysis. Finally, Part 5 addresses musical form, and how form is used to structure a composition.
Revisiting Music Theory will be a valuable textbook for students, professors, and professionals.
UST Jazz Piano Chord Voicings Vol. 1 is the first volume in the complete practice method for the jazz piano player collection by mDecks.
For the jazz piano player, chord voicings is an essential skill, not only for comping (accompanying or laying the chord progression for other players to improvise in) but also to use those voicings as an improvisational aid. All piano players get many melodic ideas or lines from their voicings.
There are many ways of practicing and developing a Jazz voicing language. We all know how massive the amount of available combinations is, it seems almost infinite.
A standard approach in creating, learning and/or developing voicings is stacking simple voicings/structures on top of other simple ones. In this manner a richer and more complex sound is created. These structures/chords/voicings are usually called Upper Structures
This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Level 6 concepts include: a review of major and minor triads; diminished and augmented triads; the diminished seventh chord; a special style of pedaling; the key of F-sharp Minor; the E Major scale; the key of C-sharp minor; the A-flat Major scale; thirty-second notes; and dotted sixteenth notes. This book also contains an important daily scale routine and a dictionary of musical terms. For reinforcement of each principle as it is introduced, supplementary material is carefully coordinated, page for page, at each level of instruction. Correlated supplemental books for Level 6 include: Ear Training * Recital * Theory and Top Hits! Solo. Songs include: Ay-Ay-Ay * Shenandoah * Barcarolle (Morovsky) * Blue Rondo * A Classy Rag * Deep River * Dry Bones * Fascination (Marchetti) * Festive Dance * Fur Elise (Beethoven) * Hungarian Dance * Jazz Ostinato in C-sharp Minor * La Folia (Theme and Variations) * Menuet, French Suite No. 6 (Bach) * Music Machine (Palmer) * Prelude in D Minor (Clementi) * Scherzo (Kabalevsky) * Solfeggio (C. P. E. Bach) * Theme from Symphony No. 6 (Tchaikovsky) * Toccata (Palmer) * Variations on "Canon in D" (Pachelbel) * Waltz Impromptu (Kullak)
(Pace Piano Education). These flashcards help pre-reading or newly reading students hear, play and create many more harmonic sounds, easily and earlier. These keyboard representations of all major, minor, diminished and augmented triads (root position) give students valuable experience with focusing on the musical sound before symbolizing the sound. The cards enhance the transition to notation-reading, and add a valuable means of reinforcing chord recognition. Adult beginners eager to play chords right out of the gate can do just that with these cards. Helps beginners, young and old, expand their tonal exploration to include sounds of augmented and diminished harmonies, and to quickly put together improvisation over various chord progressions such as I-IV-V-I.
(Musicians Institute Press). In this "private lesson," MI instructor Jean Marc Belkadi reveals the secrets to creating interesting, over-the-top, red-hot licks and lead phrases! He covers: modal and tonal usage, triad substitution and superimposition techniques, and much more. The book is in standard notation and tab, and the CD features 50 full-band tracks.