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Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation: Book 1

C Instrument (Treble Clef) Book and CD

By Christopher Azzara & Richard Grunow

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C Instrument (Treble Clef) Book and CD. Composed by Christopher Azzara & Richard Grunow. Instructional. Book & CD. 104 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-6657).

Item Number: GI.G-6657

ISBN 1579995357. Language: 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:
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).