ISBN 9781579998295. English.
Learn to improvise with this state-of-the-art book and CD set!
With Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, you will learn to improvise as readily as you would join in a conversation.
Using the tunes in this book, you will build a vocabulary of tonal patterns, melodic phrases, rhythm patterns, and rhythm phrases you can apply to a wide range of music in classical, jazz, and folk styles. You will also read and write music, connecting your improvisation to meaningful experiences with notation.
Each unit contains six components:
1 - Repertoire
2 - Patterns and Progressions
3 - Improvising Melodic Phrases
4 - Learning to Improvise: Seven Skills
5 - Reading and Writing
6 - Learning Solos
Regardless of your musical background, you can play tunes and learn harmony by ear - skills at the heart of improvisation. This intuitive and engaging approach to Developing Musicianship through Improvisation is a major advance in music teaching and learning.
Christopher D. Azzara is a pianist, author, arranger, and Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music. Richard F. Grunow is Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music.
Book 1 repertoire (2 CDs) - Long, Long Ago - Mary Ann - Joshua - Simple Gifts - Down by the Riverside
Book 2 repertoire (2 CDs) - When the Saints Go Marching In - Amazing Grace - Motherless Child
Book 3 repertoire (2 CDs) - Blues (Saint Louis Blues and More Blues) - Transformation (Rhythm Changes) - Red Wings (Familiar Harmonic Progression)