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Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, Book 1 - Cello/Bass edition

By Christopher D. Azzara

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Composed by Christopher D. Azzara and Richard F. Grunow. This edition: Cello/Bass edition. Developing Musicianship. Music Education. Book. 104 pages. GIA Publications #8220. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-8220).

Item Number: GI.G-8220

ISBN 9781579998943.

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 Associate Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music. Richard F. Grunow is Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music.

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