Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

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Ingram Pub Services, Dec 22, 2000 - Music - 256 pages
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Since its publication in 1947, great musicians and composers of all genres -- from Arnold Schoenberg and Virgil Thomson to John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard -- have sworn by this legendary volume and its comprehensive vocabulary of melodic patterns, for composition and improvisation.

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Review: Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns (Hardcover)

User Review  - Noodle - Goodreads

I'm only on page four or so, but this book portends to be a methodical and systematic exploration of every possible scale and pattern imaginable. It begins with synthetic patterns rather than ... Read full review

Review: Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns (Hardcover)

User Review  - George Barker - Goodreads

A useful addition to any musician's library. Read full review

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About the Author:
Nicolas Slonimsky is author or editor of numerous books on music, including Music Since 1900, Lexicon of Musical Invective, Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns, and the redoubtable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians.

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