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Melodic Improvising for Guitar

Developing Motivic Ideas Through Chord Changes

By Bruce Saunders

Guitar (all) - Intermediate-Advanced
Developing Motivic Ideas Through Chord Changes. Composed by Bruce Saunders. Squareback saddle-stitched, Theory & Harmony. Jazz. Book/CD Set. 88 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20216BCD).

Item Number: MB.20216BCD

ISBN 9780786668458. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Melodic Improvising' is a systematic, detailed method to help the intermediate to advanced guitarist create melodies over harmony. Using techniques developed through his 15 years of teaching improvisation at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music, Bruce Saunders' book teaches guitarists the same techniques used by pianists and brass and woodwind players to create melodic solos; a necessary book for any guitarist wishing to play 'outside the box.'.

  • Chapter 1: Stepwise Movement  
  • Chapter 2: Intervallic Movement  
  • Chapter 3: Patterns, Triads, & Chords Through Changes  
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  • 5

    Lee Woods
    Sacramento, Ca
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  • 2008-04-24 00:00:00.0 The Best Yet

    I've been struggling for 30 years on how to solo confidently over chord changes. This books shows you have to connect lines, intervals and arpeggios over complex chord changes. It has changed my playing forever. The chord grids make learning the lines easy and shows how chord fingerings relate...

    to single note lines. I now have something else to play other than scales.

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