Bruce Saunders

DIMINISHED WORKBOOK MBGU JAZZ CURRICULUM, by Bruce Saunders. CD TABLATURE

DIMINISHED WORKBOOK MBGU JAZZ CURRICULUM, by Bruce Saunders. CD TAB.

Product Description:
The Diminished Workbook is a comprehensive study and explanation of diminished chords and scales. It is geared toward guitarists but can be used with any concert key instrument. The book employs exercises, etudes and examples to illustrate the many different ways diminished chords can be used and is accompanied by a CD featuring a rhythm section of world-class New York musicians. Author Bruce Saunders is a Professor in the guitar department at world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, is a respected member of the New York city jazz community and has many recording credits to his name, including his release on Mel Bay Records entitled 8 x 5. This is his fourth book for Mel Bay Publications. Standard notation and tablature.

96 PAGES

Contents:

I CHAPTER ONE: FUNCTIONS
ETUDE 1: Rhythm Changes
ETUDE 2: F and Bf Blues
ETUDE 3: Autumn Leaves Changes
II CHAPTER TWO: TRIADS & TRIAD PAIRS
Etude 4: "What is This Thing" changes and triad pairs
Etude 5: "O Grande Amor" changes and triad pairs
III CHAPTER THREE: f9 PENTATONIC SCALES
Etude 6: "Caravan" changes and f9 Pentatonic scales
IV CHAPTER FOUR: PATTERNS
Patterns 1-18
Chordal patterns
APPENDIX: PRACTICE TRACKS WITH RHYTHM SECTION
"What Is This Thing Called Love" changes
Blues in F
Blues in Bf
"Autumn Leaves" changes
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

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SAUNDERS BRUCE, MELODIC IMPROVISING FOR GUITAR. CD TABLATURE

SAUNDERS BRUCE, MELODIC IMPROVISING FOR GUITAR. CD TABLATURE
Developing Motivic Ideas Through Chord Changes
 

Product Description:
"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."


Product Number: 20216BCD
Format: Book/CD Set
ISBN: 0786668458
UPC: 796279089869
ISBN13: 9780786668458
Series: Non-Series
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

Introduction

One of the most common problems I encounter with guitarists inexperienced with playing over chord changes is continuing one idea, theme, pattern or motive through the changes. Often, the guitarist will stop the idea or line when the harmony changes and begin a completely new idea with no relation to the previous theme, perhaps because guitarists are accustomed to playing "shapes" and approaching improvisation visually rather than musically.This is not to say that the guitarist should ignore any visual cues, but that he/she should not rely exclusively on a box or grid, etc. With this in mind, I have compiled a series of exercises that, when used correctly, might help students develop more consistent melodic lines and phrases. Whenever possible, I will try to give as many visual devices as possible to help you make the transition from sight to sound. The student is encouraged to go well beyond the boundaries of what is presented here with his/her own patterns, exercises and development. Remember that the most crucial aspect of this concept is continuing the pattern or line through the chord changes. Some of the notes have more weight than others. For instance, the chord tones contained in the scale will sound much stronger than the non-chord tones. Nonchord tones landing on downbeats have much less weight than chord tones. It is also immediately apparent when the pattern or scale is broken. There are certainly many scales other than the ones I have picked that you could use on certain chord qualities. In some instances I used scales that might be more familiar to beginning and intermediate players. Try all of these exercises with other scales, other patterns and other intervals. Listening closely to great improvisers is very important. Masters of jazz improvisation such as Wes Montgomery, Louis Armstrong, Dewey Redman, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Jim Hall, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, et.al. might share some common improvisational techniques but the most important shared trait would be simply an ability to make music. For instance, a strong time feel, a personal sound, great harmonic sense and something else that is undefined but could be called genius. Specific notes may be important but great melodic choices alone don't necessarily mean a great solo. For obvious reasons, this method will explore only a few of the ways notes and rhythms are put together. The method presented here is totally inorganic and to improvise mechanically using only patterns such as these will produce an unmusical, stiff solo. The student should practice inorganically and improvise organically. You should have some way of practicing these techniques with chordal accompaniment. A sequence, a loop, a tape, a recording, a friend, a gig, a trust fund to hire a rhythm section; something. It would be helpful if you can play through changes slowly at first and really explore a specific concept. In short, it's vital to hear how melodies relate to chords.

 

contents

CHAPTER ONE - STEPWISE MOVEMENT

Stepwise major CD

Stepwise major CD

Stepwise dominant "Isotope" CD

Stepwise dominant "Ask Me Now" CD

Stepwise minor CD

Stepwise melodic minor CD

Stepwise melodic minor CD

Mixolydian & Melodic Minor "Well, You Needn't" CD

Stepwise pentatonic CD

Mixed Stepwise F Blues CD

ETUDE I - "I Like You" (slow) CD

"I Like You" (fast) CD

ETUDE 2 - "Tell You Later" (slow) CD

"Tell You Later" (fast) CD

ETUDE 3 - "Lunar" (slow) CD

"Lunar" (fast) CD # 19

 

CHAPTER TWO - INTERVALLIC MOVEMENT

Thirds major CD

Major prerequisite - F and A b Major :

Thirds F Major CD

Thirds Ab Major CD

Thirds Mixed Major & Mixolydian CD

Thirds Mixed 3 tonic system CD

Thirds Melodic Minor CD

Thirds Melodic Minor CD

Fourths Melodic Minor CD

ETUDE 4 - "What Things" (slow) CD

"What Things" (fast) CD

ETUDE 5 - "If Not For You" (slow) CD

"If Not For You" (fast) CD

ETUDE 6 - "Little Feet" (slow) CD

"Little Feet" (fast) CD

 

CHAPTER THREE - PATTERNS, TRIADS &

CHORDS THROUGH CHANGES

Major triads & Dominant chords CD

Major triads & Dominant cycle CD

Major triads & minor chords CD

Triads & Altered Dominant CD

Triads & Dom (b9b13) chords CD

Triads & tritone subs CD

Triads with minor and diminished chords

Triads (close) minor & diminished CD

Triads (close) minor ii-V-i CD

Triads (close) "Solar" (slow) CD

"Solar" (fast) CD

Triads (close) F Blues (slow) CD

F Blues (fast) CD

Triads (close) Bb Blues (slow) CD

Bb Blues (fast) CD

Triads (close) "Serenity" (slow) CD

"Serenity" (fast) CD

Triads, arpeggios & Melodic minor CD

Triads, arpeggios & Melodic minor CD

Open triads & minor ii-V"s CD

Open triads & minor ii-V"s CD

Chordal subs. & arpeggios CD

ETUDE 7 - "It Happens" (slow) CD

"It Happens" (fast) CD

ETUDE 8 - "Stella Artois" (slow) CD

"Stella Artois" (fast) CD

ETUDE 9 - "Blues for Joe" (slow) CD

"Blues for Joe" (fast) CD

ETUDE 10 - "Side Step" (slow) CD

"Side Step" (fast) CD

APPENDIX MORE INTERVALS (ADDITIONAL INTERVALLIC STUDIES)

Melodic Minor

Harmonic Major

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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JAZZ PENTATONICS-advanced improvising concepts for guitar BRUCE Saunders CD LIBRO TABLATURE

JAZZ PENTATONICS, advanced improvising concepts for guitar. Saunders. SHEET MUSIC BOOK WITH CD & GUITAR TABLATURE. 

LIBRO METODO DI MUSICA JAZZ CON CD. 

SPARTITI PER CHITARRA CON: 

ACCORDI, PENTAGRAMMA E TABLATURE. 

Jazz Pentatonics is for intermediate to advanced players wishing to expand their melodic and harmonic vocabulary. The music is in standard notation as well as tablature and a CD is included in which the more difficult exercises are played at a slower as well as faster tempo. The CD was recorded with live drums, acoustic bass and guitar. All the exercises are included on the CD as well as play-along tracks that enable the student to play with a rhythm section. The book covers the minor 7, dominant 7, minor 7(b5) and major (b6) pentatonics and gives the student many etudes and exercises from which to draw improvisational ideas.

Contents:

Chapter one: minor seventh pentatonic scale
Five perpendicular fingering exercises
Lateral fingerings
Harmonic uses of minor seventh pentatonic
Exercises, Study No. 1
Melodic voice leading introduction
Study No. 2
Practice starting notes

Chapter two: minor seventh flat five pentatonic scale
Harmonic uses of minor seventh flat five pentatonic
Five perpendicular fingerings
Minor ii-V-I patterns
Study No. 3
Ex. 15, delayed application of pentatonic
Ex. 16 Phyrgian chord use

Chapter three: dominant seventh pentatonic scale
Harmonic uses of dominant seventh pentatonic
Combination lateral/perpendicular fingerings
Ex. 18 & 19/major ii-V-I sequences
Study No. 4/F major blues
Study No. 5/C minor blues
Study No. 6/Solarize changes study

Chapter four: major flat sixth pentatonic scale scale
Harmonic uses of major flat sixth pentatonic
Ex. 20 & 21/ii-V-I sequence using skips
Study No. 7/Love changes with skips

Appendix: practice tracks & answer key
Practice track No. 1 Leaves key of G, minor seventh suggestions
Practice track No. 2 Leaves key of Bb, minor seventh suggestions
Practice track No. 3 Love changes, mixed pentatonic suggestions
Practice track No. 4 Solarize changes, mixed pentatonic suggestions
Practice track No. 5 F blues key of Bb, mixed pentatonic suggestions
Pracitce track No. 6 Yesterdaze, mixed pentatonic suggestions
Answer key for page 18
Answer key for page 19

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MODERN BLUES advanced blues reharmonizations & melodic ideas Saunders CD GUITAR TABLATURE SPARTITI

MODERN BLUES, advanced blues reharmonizations & melodic ideas. Saunders. SHEET MUSIC BOOK WITH CD & GUITAR TABLATURE.

LIBRO METODO DI MUSICA BLUES. CON CD. 

SPARTITI PER CHITARRA CON : 

ACCORDI, PENTAGRAMMA, TABLATURE. 


Product Description:
Modern Blues is for intermediate to advanced players wishing to expand their melodic and harmonic vocabulary. The music is in standard notation as well as tablature and a CD is included in which the more difficult exercises are played at a slower as well as faster tempo. The CD was recorded with live drums, acoustic bass and guitar. All the exercises are included on the CD as well as many practice tracks that enable the student to play with a rhythm section. The book covers such topics as reharmonization, exotic chord/scale combinations, intervallic and triadic exercises, alternate pentatonic suggestions and exercises and many other topics.

Product Number: 20415BCD
Format: Book/CD Set
ISBN: 0786668962
UPC: 796279090780
ISBN13: 9780786668960
Series: Private Lessons Series
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published: 1/17/2004

Contents:

Chapter One: simple harmonic ideas
Form: major blues
Harmonic elaboration: major blues
Arpeggio ideas, Ex. 1 F blues
Arpeggio ideas, Ex. 2 Bb blues
Arpeggio ideas, Ex. 3 F blues
Arpeggio ideas, Ex. 4-6
Motivic arpeggios, Ex. 7-9

Chapter Two: fourths
F mixolydian four-note fourth voicings explanation/example, Ex. 10
Bb mixolydian four-note fourth voicings, Ex. 11
F# melodic minor four-voice fourths explanation/example, Ex. 12
Db & Eb Melodic minor four-note fourth voicings, Ex. 13-14
Study #1, blues in F, comping four-note fourths
Study #2, blues in F, comping four-note fourths
Three-note fourth voicings, Ex. 15-16
F#, Eb, & Db melodic minor three-note fourth voicings, Ex. 17-19
Study #3, blues in F, comping three-note fourth voicings
Arpeggiated three-note fourths, Ex. 20
Study #4, comping three-note fourths, blues in F
Arpeggiated three-note fourths, Ex. 21, blues in F
Eb lydian, three-note fourth voicings
Study #5 (Blues for J.T.)
Ex. 22 one chorus solo ala Joe Henderson on Blues for J.T.

Chapter Three: minor blues
Ex. 23 Gmi7 pentatonic scale against Cmi7 chord
Ex. 24 C minor blues form
Ex. 25 dominant b7b13 chord and harmonic minor
Ex. 26 C harmonic minor exercise
Study #6 C minor blues
Study #7 5/4 C minor blues groups of 3 over 5

Chapter Four: more complex harmonic ideas
Charlie Parker style F blues
Study #8 Parker blues exphasizing upper-structure
Ex. 27 Coltrane blues changes
Ex. 28 Cycle blues changes
Study #9 Bb blues with Coltrane changes

Appendix A: practice tracks
Practice tracks 36-41, F, Bb and G blues
Practice tracks 42-47, Db, C minor and C minor 5/4 blues
Practive tracks 48-53, F Parker blues, F and Bb Coltrane blues

Appendix B: alternate vertical elements
Ex. 29, Alternate pentatonic vertical elements, G minor pentatonic
Ex. 30, C minor pentatonic alternate voicings
Ex. 31, G minor pentatonic fourth voicings
Ex. 32, C minor pentatonic fourth voicings
Ex. 33, C harmonic minor fourth voicings
Ex. 34, F harmonic minor fourth voicings, Ex. 35, C harm. Minor non-fourth voicings

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