Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

Author: Nicolas Slonimsky

Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9780825614491

Category: Music

Page: 243

View: 953


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

View: 2172


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).

Composing Electronic Music

A New Aesthetic

Author: Curtis Roads

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911401

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 4693


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.

Freedom Sounds

Civil Rights Call Out to Jazz and Africa

Author: Ingrid Monson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195128257

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 4016


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.

Charlie Parker

His Music and Life

Author: Carl Woideck

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472085552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

View: 2621


"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.

Pan Pipes

Sigma Alpha Iota Quarterly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: N.A

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A History of Music in Western Culture

Author: Mark Evan Bonds

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205645312

Category: Music

Page: 696

View: 1105


A History of Music in Western Culture 3/e is based on the premise that the best way to convey the history of Western music is to focus squarely on the music. Organized around a carefully selected repertory of works, this text integrates the requisite names, dates, and concepts around specific compositions. Once familiar with a representative body of music, students can better grasp the evolution of musical style and music's changing uses within the Western tradition. Even more importantly, they will have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works and repertories. This text builds its narrative around the core repertory represented in the Anthology of Scores and the corresponding sets of compact discs.