Improvisation For Classical Musicians

Author: Eugene Friesen
Publisher: Berklee PressPublications
ISBN: 0876391293
Size: 18.22 MB
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(Berklee Guide). Learn the creative mindset and acquire the technical tools necessary for improvisation. These concepts and exercises will help you to discover a deeper source of music making, a greater quality of authenticity, and a discernable change in sound and phrasing that will enhance your performances of written music. You will learn to play by ear, apply musical theory to your instrument, and engage creatively with the elements of music, giving you a long menu of musical options. The accompanying recording includes demonstration and play-along tracks. You will learn: tools to connect melodic imagination to your instrument, with an enhanced sense of physicality; how to use scales, chords, modes, progressions, and other structures in your improvisation; a broad rhythm vocabulary; improvisation techniques for standard progressions, such as blues and II V's; to create richer lines by using approach notes, neighbor tones, and embellishments into an improvised melodic line.

Free To Be Musical

Author: Lee Higgins
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9781607094999
Size: 16.10 MB
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Free to Be Musical: Group Improvisation in Music is for those who lead musical experiences in the lives of children, youth, and adults. Offering a set of experiences to inspire creative musical expression, this book will prove useful for music education majors, practicing music teachers, community musicians, and music therapists alike. The experiences (or 'events') are designed to reduce the musical barriers that Western societies pass on to children by the time they reach the 'age of reason,' when the natural childhood penchant to sing, dance, and play musically gives way to perfect performances of standard repertoire preserved in Western staff notation. The authors present ways to encourage music that is expressive and inventive, spontaneous yet thoughtful, communal and collaborative, and unlimited in its potential to bring fulfillment to those who make it. You'll find opportunities to release the musical imagination in ways that are free and expansive, playful and instructive, personal and interpersonal. Higgins and Campbell have created a context that validates the experiments and explorations of all people who are potential makers of all styles of music. Their musical events embrace the belief that music-making is 'a trail of no mistakes,' a celebration of the many and varied musical pathways that both teacher and student can take.

Improvisation For Classical Fingerstyle And Jazz Guitar

Author: Paul Costello
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
ISBN: 9781908341587
Size: 19.77 MB
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Improvisation for Classical, Fingerstyle, and Jazz Guitar - Creative Strategies, Technique and Theory: Is the product of over twenty five years experience as a professional musician and guitar tutor. Contains more than sixty exercises, in both standard notation and guitar tablature, ranging from simple, clear examples of the topics under discussion, to longer more complex sections of music that illustrate how these ideas can be developed. Suggests new techniques, and strategies, offering guitarists practical ideas for solo or group performance, recording, music exams, and expanding musical horizons. Demonstrates how to use improvisation as a universal way of making music, enabling Classical, Fingerstyle, and Jazz players to learn the essential skills to create sophisticated and rewarding improvised pieces. Places theory and practice in a much broader context, by including discussions on the historical development of improvisation, along with supplementary information on a wide range of inter-related literature and listening. Contains an extensive appendix showing how to adapt and apply the CAGED system, demonstrating how its five basic patterns can be transformed into hundreds of interlocking modes, scales, arpeggios and chords. www.paulcostelloguitar.co.uk www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Costello-Guitar/328473160531215