Extreme Warm-Ups and Chops Builders for Guitar


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1619115484

Category: Music

Page: 68

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In this comprehensive book jazz guitarist Michael Anthony addresses the need to build flexibility and technical proficiency in a way consistent with the melodicmotifs of contemporary music. Though the warm-ups are numbered, there is no order that must be followed. The guitarist may approach them according to his orher interest and inspiration. They include: arpeggios, scale patterns, melodic minor forms, chord-melody groups, stretching and contrary motion, double-stops, octavedisplacement, walking bass with comping, two line phrases, 'out of the box'geometric shapes, overlapping rhythms, long arpeggios and diminished scale patterns. The finish line exemplifies arpeggios outlining I-VI-II-V7 progressions in major and minor. In the words of Michael Anthony, I find that isolation of the rightand left hand is useful, but ultimately it is the timing and coordination of the two that is necessary. The benefits of these warm-ups are threefold: 1. Technical improvement. 2. Fingerboard knowledge. 3. Ear training. Written in notation andtablature

The Paraguayan Harp

From Colonial Transplant to National Emblem

Author: Alfredo Colman

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739198203

Category: Music

Page: 198

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This book discusses the historical and musical development of the diatonic harp in Paraguay, an analysis of the musical contributions by harp composers and performers, a survey of the various traditional genres associated with the instrument, and a discussion of the popular and academic settings where the instrument has been cultivated.

Jazz Makers

Vanguards of Sound

Author: Alyn Shipton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195126890

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 263

View: 4538


More than fifty biographical profiles cover the lives and accomplishments of pioneering and contemporary jazz greats, including such performers as Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, and Sarah Vaughan.