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Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

All Instruments; Guitar
Omnibus Press. Scales and Reference. Reference book (softcover). With glossary of musical terms and introductory text. 256 pages. G. Schirmer #GS10018. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.14033441).

Item Number: HL.14033441

ISBN 9780825614491. 9x12 inches.

Since its publication in 1947, great musicians and composers of all genres - from Arnold Schoenberg and Virgil Thomson to John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard - have sworn by this legendary volume and its comprehensive vocabulary of melodic patterns for composition and improvisation.

  • Tritone Progression 
  • Ditone Progression 
  • Sesquitone Progression 
  • Whole-Tone Progression 
  • Semitone Progression 
  • Quadriton Progression 
  • Sesquiquadritone Progression 
  • Quinquetone Progression 
  • Diatessaron Progession 
  • Septitone Progression 
  • Diapente Progression 
  • Sequiquinquetone Progression 
  • Heptatonic Scales 
  • Heptatonic Arpeggios 
  • Pentatonic Scales 
  • Bitonal Arpeggios 
  • Twelve-Tone Patterns 
  • Crossing Intervals 
  • Division Of Twelve Tones Into Four Mutually Exclusive Triads 
  • Quadritonal Arpeggios 
  • Invertible Dodecaphonic Progressions 
  • Intervallic Series 
  • Mirror Interval Progressions 
  • Complementary Scales 
  • Permutations 
  • Pandiatonic Progressions 
  • Double Notes 
  • Plural Scales And Arpeggios 
  • Polytonal Scales 
  • Polyrhythmic Scales 
  • Polytonal Polyrhythmic Scales 
  • Palindromic Canons 
  • Autochordal Harmonization 
  • Harmonization In Major Triads And Seventh-Chords 
  • Synopsis Of Chords 

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  • 5

    Rich Dixon
    Miami, Florida
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  • October 04, 2007 Wow, what a challenge!!

    This book is extremely advanced. I purchased this book by browsing the web. I heard that John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard swore by this book. It is very difficult to play unless ready for a big challenge. I only wished there was a CD of the exercises. If you are...

    determined, I believe this book will make you one heck of a player!

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  • 5

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  • March 10, 2006 This is a famous book!

    This book is a very famous book!John coltrane and alot of other famous jazz musicians have used this book and it has contributed alot to many different musical styles-of the modern classical and jazz type music generes. This book is filled will many different types of scales and...

    modern chords and is quite valid for any composer or music student or theorist:This book is truly quite amazing!!!

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    me llamo angel santiago
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  • January 13, 2006 lo quiero por que necesito aprender

    me gustaria que me mandaran el libro por que necesito aprender el mundo del jazz y por eso necesito que me enseñen todo acerca de este libro maravilloso

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