Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

Think about this book as a melodic reference manual or plot wheel. Looking for new material to add to your playing instruction, improvisations, or composition? This book has more than you'll ever be able to use.

Author: Nicolas Slonimsky

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ISBN: 1773238140

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Page: 258

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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. Think about this book as a melodic reference manual or plot wheel. Looking for new material to add to your playing instruction, improvisations, or composition? This book has more than you'll ever be able to use. Many serious musicians have a copy of this lying around somewhere.
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Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns for Guitar

Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns for Guitar

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.

Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

Publisher: Music Sales Amer

ISBN: 1780389337

Category: Music

Page: 128

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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.
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Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

A comprehensive reference book of scales and melodic patterns, arranged in the form of piano scales and melodic studies, but adaptable for all instruments. Enharmonic notation.

Author: Nicolas Slonimsky

Publisher: Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: UVA:X004765473

Category: Music

Page: 243

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A comprehensive reference book of scales and melodic patterns, arranged in the form of piano scales and melodic studies, but adaptable for all instruments. Enharmonic notation.
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Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns

Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns

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.

Author: Yusef A. Lateef

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1562242946

Category: Music

Page: 270

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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.
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John Coltrane

John Coltrane

Demsey points out that the most direct source for the second eight bars is the late Nicolas Slonimsky's Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns . Published in 1947 , this book seems to have circulated among jazz musicians by the mid ...

Author: Lewis Porter

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047208643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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John Coltrane was a key figure in jazz, a pioneer in world music, and an intensely emotional force whose following continues to grow. This new biography, the first by a professional jazz scholar and performer, presents a huge amount of never-before-published material, including interviews with Coltrane, photos, genealogical documents, and innovative musical analysis that offers a fresh view of Coltrane's genius. Compiled from scratch with the assistance of dozens of Coltrane's colleagues, friends, and family, John Coltrane: His Life and Music corrects numerous errors from previous biographies. The significant people in Coltrane's life were reinterviewed, yielding new insights; some were interviewed for the first time ever. The musical analysis, which is accessible to the nonspecialist, makes its own revelations--for example, that some of Coltrane's well-known pieces are based on previously unrecognized sources. The Appendix is the most detailed chronology of Coltrane's performing career ever compiled, listing scores of previously unknown performances from the 1940s and early 1950s. Coltrane has become a musical inspiration for thousands of fans and musicians and a personal inspiration to as many more. For all of these, Porter's book will become the definitive resource--a reliable guide to the events of Coltrane's life and an insightful look into his musical practices. ". . . well researched, musically knowledgeable, and enormously interesting to read. Porter is a jazz scholar with deep knowledge of the tradition he is studying, both conceptually and technically." --Richard Crawford, University of Michigan "Lewis Porter is a meticulous person with love and respect for Afro-American classical music. I applaud this definitive study of my friend John Coltrane's life adn achievements." --Jimmy Heath, jazz saxophonist, composer, educator Lewis Porter is Associate Professor of Music, Rutgers University in Newark. A leading jazz scholar, he is the author of Jazz Readings from a Century of Change and coauthor of Jazz: From Its Origins to the Present. He was a project consultant on The Complete Atlantic Recordings of John Coltrane, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Historical Reissue, and an editor and assisting author of the definitive Coltrane discography by Y. Fujioka.
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Anthology of Musical Forms Structure Style Expanded Edition

Anthology of Musical Forms   Structure   Style  Expanded Edition

The harmonic and melodic basis of Scriabin's Prometheus is the chord : Among other synthetic patterns found in twentieth - century music are the " modes " of Messiaen and those suggested by Slonimsky in his Thesaurus of Scales.1 11.

Author: Leon Stein

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457400944

Category: Music

Page: 324

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Structure and Style, first published in 1962 and expanded in 1979, fills the need for new ways of analysis that put 20th-century music in perspective. It spans forms in use before 1600 through forms and techniques in use today. Anthology of Musical Forms provides musical examples of forms treated in Structure and Style. Some examples are analyzed throughout. Most are left for the student to analyze. These books reflect Leon Stein's impressive background as student, musician, and composer. Stein studied composition with Leo Sowerby, Frederick Stock (conductor of the Chicago Symphony) and orchestration with Eric DeLamarter, his assistant. He earned M. Mus and Ph.D degrees at DePaul University and was associated with its School of Music as director of the Graduate Division and chairman of the Department of Theory and Composition until his retirement in 1976. He has composed a wide variety of works, including compositions for orchestra, chamber combinations, two operas, and a violin concerto.
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Patterns for Jazz A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation

Patterns for Jazz  A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation

162) was somewhat perfunctory, because of the complexity of that scale's construction and its uses. ... Another excellent source is Nicolas Slonimsky, Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns (New York: Coleman-Ross Company Inc., 1947).

Author: Jerry Coker

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457494079

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).
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Ruth Crawford Seeger s Worlds

Ruth Crawford Seeger s Worlds

Not included in the comparison of examples 2 and 3 are music examples of the dissonant scale from Seeger's ... “ A lot of the scalar mater- ials Coltrane was playing was Nicolas Slonimsky's Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns .

Author: Ray Allen editor

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 158046212X

Category: Music

Page: 334

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Offers fresh perspectives on the life and pioneering musical activities of American composer and folk music activist Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-53). This book presents a collection of studies that reveals how innovation and tradition intertwined in surprising ways to shape the cultural landscape of twentieth-century America.
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Imposing Harmonic Restrictions on Symmetrical Scales

Imposing Harmonic Restrictions on Symmetrical Scales

Nicolas Slonimsky's chapter on the Sesquitone Progression in his Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns.42 (5) The Number of Vertical Structures in an Octatonic System: The number of vertical structures that are present in a given ...

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Publisher: Daniel Chemistruck

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Page: 66

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The Complete Thesaurus of Musical Scales

The Complete Thesaurus of Musical Scales

Thesaurus of Scales of Melodic Patterns . New York : Scribner , 1947 . This book was made famous in the jazz world by the legendary saxophonist , John Coltrane , who incorporated many of Slonimsky's ideas into his own musical concept .

Author: Masaya Yamaguchi

Publisher: Masaya Music

ISBN: 9780967635309

Category: Music

Page: 70

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Surprisingly, few studies have been made that address the possibilities of musical scales. This book is, to the best of my knowledge, the first of its kind to establish and examine a complete system of all conceivable scales. My intention is that this book be used as a reference tool for all musicians, as it provides a complete dictionary of all possible scale configurations.
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