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Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 2 - B-flat Instruments edition

B flat Instruments

By Christopher D. Azzara

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B flat Instruments. Composed by Christopher D. Azzara and Richard F. Grunow. This edition: B-flat Instruments edition. Developing Musicianship. Music Education. Book. 68 pages. GIA Publications #7895. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-7895).

Item Number: GI.G-7895

ISBN 9781579998288. 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:

  • 1 - Repertoire
  • 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) 

Book 1B repertoire (MP3 Downloads) - Greensleeves - My Country ',tis of Thee - La Folia - Rule of the Octave - Seven Bach Chorales

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