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Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation: Books 1, 2 and 3

by Christopher Azzara / Richard Grunow

Using this accessible book and CD method, anyone can learn to improvise to familiar tunes!

Developing Musicianship through Improvisation offers an approach to learning music that is similar to the process for learning a language. Just as it is possible for everyone to engagein meaningful conversation, it is also possible for everyone to engage in meaningful improvisation.

Throughout these materials you will build a vocabulary of tonal patterns, melodic phrases, rhythm patterns, and rhythm phrases you will apply in many ways. In the course of this study, you will read and write music, connecting your improvisation to meaningful experiences with notation.

Each unit in Developing Musicianship through Improvisation is based on a familiar tune with six parts:

1) Repertoire
2) Patterns and Progressions,
3) Improvising Melodic Phrases,
4) Seven Skills for Learning to Improvise,
5) Reading and Writing, and
6) Learning Characteristic Solos.

It is never too late to begin learning tunes and harmony by ear. This process is at the heart of improvisation, and it is perhaps the most exciting aspect of Developing Musicianship through Improvisation.

 

Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation: Book 1

Content Song Titles:  Unit 1 - Long, Long Ago   Unit 2 - Mary Ann   Unit 3 - Joshua   Unit 4 - Simple Gifts   Unit 5 - Down By the Riverside

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G-6657 Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation, Book 1 - C Instruments (Treble Clef) edition
$34.95
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G-6816 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation: Book 1
C Instrument (Bass Clef) - Book and CD
$34.95
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G-6817 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation: Book 1
Eb Instrument Book and CD
$34.95
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G-6818 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation: Book 1
F Instrument Book and CD
$34.95
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G-6819 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation: Book 1
Vocal Book and CD
$34.95
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G-6820 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation: Book 1
Bb Instrument Book and CD
$34.95

 

Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation: Book 2

Content Song Titles:  Unit 1- When the Saints Go Marching In   Unit 2 - Amazing Grace   Unit 3 - Motherless Child

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G-7893 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 2 - C Instruments (Treble Clef) edition
$34.95
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G-7894 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 2 - C Instruments (Bass Clef) edition
$34.95
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G-7895 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 2 - B-flat Instruments edition
$34.95
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G-7896 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 2 - E-flat Instruments edition
$34.95
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G-7897 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 2 - F Instruments edition
$34.95
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G-7898 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 2 - Vocal / Piano edition
$34.95

 

Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation: Book 3

Content Song Titles:  Unit 1 - Saint Louis Blues   Unit 2 - Transformation   Unit 3 - Red Wings

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G-7901 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 3 - C Instruments (Treble Clef) edition
$34.95
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G-7902 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 3 - C instruments (Bass Clef) edition
$34.95
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G-7903 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 3 - B-flat Instruments edition
$34.95
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G-7904 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 3 - E-flat Instruments edition
$34.95
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G-7905 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 3 - F Instruments edition
$34.95
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G-7906 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 3 - Vocal / Piano edition
$34.95