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Item #: G-6657 Status: Available
Series: Developing Musicianship through Improvisation
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:
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)
Book 1B repertoire (MP3 Downloads)—Greensleeves - My Country 'tis of Thee - La Folia - Rule of the Octave - Seven Bach Chorales
Number of Pages: 104