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Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Musician
Author(s): Curt Sheller
Publisher(s): Curt Sheller Publications
Size: 8.5 x 11
Price, Hard Copy: $15.95
Price, PDF: $3
Scales, intervals and sequences for daily practice for musicians.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Daily Practice Material for the Contemporary Musician
- Introduction 4
- Scales, Intervals, Arpeggios and Sequences
- Scales & Modes 7
- Scale & Mode History 8
- Modal Scales
- Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian,Mixolydian 10
- Lydian, Aeolian, Locrian 11
- Traditional Scales
- Harmonic Minor, Tonic (Melodic or Jazz) Minor 12
- Diminished, Whole Tone 12
- Contemporary Scales
- Blues, Pentatonic 13
- Altered Scales
- Mixolydian +4, Mixolydian -2 -6 14
- Additional Mixolydian Alterted Scales 14
- Altered Scale Choices
- Locrian, Tonic Minor, Major, Diminished 15
- Summary 17
- Additional Scales
- Bebop Scales 18
- Applying Scales
- Improvisation 21
- Tonal Centers 22
- Target Practice 23
- Practicing 24
- Scale Diary 26
- Melodic Analysis 27
- Intervals 31
- What is an Interval? 32
- Simple Intervals 32
- Compound Intervals 32
- Chromatic Intervals 33
- Inversions 33
- Famous Melodic Intervals
- Ascending 33
- Descending 34
- Notation Intervals 33
- Ascending 33
- Intervalic & Functional Notation 33
- Interval Qualities and Resolution Tendencies
- Diatonic & chromatic 37
- Interval Examples
- Seconds 39
- Thirds 40
- Fourths 41
- Fifths 42
- Sixths 43
- Sevenths 44
- Octaves 45
- Ninths 46
- Tenths 46
- Elevenths, Twelths, Thirteenths 47
- Sequences 49
- Seconds, Thirds, Fourths, Fifths 51
- Sixths, Sevenths, Octaves, Ninths 52
- A One Octave Thirds Example 53
- A Two Octave Thirds Example 54
- Arpeggio Sequence Examples (triads) 55
- Sequence Examples by Starting Interval
- Seconds 56
- Thirds 57
- Fourths 58
- Fifths 59
- Sixths 60
- Sevenths 61
- Octaves 62
- Practice 63
- Cycles and Sequences 64
- Key Signatures 65
- Chord Building Chart 68
- Major & relative Minor Keys Full Diatonic Tonality Chart 70
- 6 String Guitar Fingerboard Charts 72
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