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Modal Jazz Composition and Harmony, Volume 1

A Linear Approach

By Ron Miller

A Linear Approach. Composed by Ron Miller. Book. Published by Advance Music (AV.11303).

Item Number: AV.11303

The goal of this book is to show the student the means to develop latent creative abilities by offering the unfettered environment of the chromatic-modal system and free asymmetric form. The freedom of the approach will allow the composer to express him/herself in any style: post 50s jazz, ECM, fusion, pop, classical, etc., that is not tied to any harmonic particulars. Ron Miller is professor of jazz studies at the University of Miami. His compositions have been recorded and/or performed by notable musicians as Red Rodney, "Elements", Jerry Coker, Ira Sullivan and Stan Getz. Composition students of Ron Miller that have attained notoriety include: Pat Metheny, Steve Morse, "T" Lavitz, Bruce Hornsby, Gil Goldstein, Mark Egan, Matt Harris, Denis DiBlasio and Rick Margitza. 142 pages.

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  • 5

    Joe Rose
    West Stockbridge, MA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2005-01-01 00:00:00.0 de-mystfying modal jazz

    I didn't understand at all what was going on in Miles' post-Bill Evans music. Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock were playing in a musical language I couldn't understand at all, much less appreciate. Since I didn't attend a jazz school, I had a serious gap in...

    my education which this book has begun to correct. I had to read the book through a few times before I started grasping the concepts, but it was worth the trouble. Plenty in here to keep you busy for a long time, and it will "stretch your ears" a bit too.

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