Melodic Improvising for Guitar (eBook + Online Audio)
Developing Motivic Ideas Through Chord Changes
'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.' Includes access to online audio.
Product Number:
20216BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Pages:
88
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5138-3
ISBN13:
978-16106-5138-7
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
10/27/2015
'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.' Includes access to online audio.

Stepwise Movement      

Stepwise major

Stepwise dominant “Isotope”

Stepwise dominant “Ask Me Now”

Stepwise minor

Stepwise melodic minor

Mixolydian & Melodic minor “Well, You Needn’t”

Stepwise pentatonic

Mixed Stepwise F Blues

Etudes- “ I Like You” Slow & Fast

“Tell You Late” Slow & Fast

“Lunar” Slow & Fast

Intervallic Movement

              Thirds Major

Major prerequisite -F and Ab Major

Thirds F Major

Thirds Ab Major

Thirds Mixed Major & Mixolydian

Thirds Mixed 3 tonic system

Thirds Melodic Minor

Fourths Melodic Minor

Etudes “What Things” Slow & Fast

“If Not For You” Slow & Fast

“Little Feet “Slow & Fast    

Patterns, Triads, & Chords Through Changes

                                                Major triads & Dominant chords

                                                Major Triads & Dominant cycle

                                                Major triads & minor chords

                                                Triads & Altered Dominant

                                Triads & Dom chords

                                Triads & tritone subs

                                Triads with minor and diminished chords

                                Triads (close) minor & diminished

                                Triads (close) minor ii-V-i

                                Triads (close) “Solar” Slow & Fast

                                Triads (close) F Blues Slow & Fast

                                Triads (close) Bb Blues Slow & Fast

                                Triads (close) “Serenity” Slow & Fast

                                Triads, arpeggios & Melodic minor

                                Open triads & minor ii-V’s

                                Chords Subs & arpeggios

                Etudes

                                “It Happens” Slow & Fast

                                “Stella Artois” Slow & Fast

                                “Blues for Joe” Slow & Fast

                                “Side Step” Slow & Fast

Melodic Minor

Harmonic Major

 

                               

 

 
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