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Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns
Amsco Publications

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SKU AM1072
Author Nicolas Slonimsky
Format Book
Duration 244 pages
Notation Standard Notation
Dimensions 225mm x 300mm
Publisher Amsco Publications
Departments Jazz - All Instruments
 
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the purpose of putting together this thesaurus is to provide a comprehensive vocabulary of melodic phraseology for modern composers and performers. The contents furnish ample material for imaginative improvisation and actual composition. A special feature is a set of 'master chords' to be used in harmonising individual scales. The resulting harmonisations create peculiarly resonant impressionistic colours. The thesaurus is arranged in the form of a practical manual for pianists who wish to acquire a modern virtuoso technique. It can also be used by other instrumentalists for enhancement of their technical resources. The materials are classified according to the division of an octave into two, three, four, six and twelve equal parts, upon which ornamental designs are built by interpolation and extrapolation. The main divisions of the book include Pentatonic Scales, Pandiatonic Progressions, Dodecaphonic Structures, Mirror Interval Series, Melodic Permutations, Plural Scales, Bitonal Arpeggios, Polytonal Polyrhythmic Scales and Palindromic Canons. A synopsis of chords concludes with the 'Grandmother Chord' containing all twelve chromatic tone and symmetrically invert able intervals.

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