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Lexicon of geometric patterns for jazz improvisation / by Masaya Yamaguchi.

Yamaguchi, Masaya. (Author, Composer).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Main Library MT68.Y36 L49 2011 37684001103777 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Main Library MT68.Y36 L49 2011 37684001103784 Library Stacks Copy hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780967635330
  • ISBN: 0967635330
  • Physical Description: viii, 179 pages : illustrations, music ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Masaya Music Services, [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes introduction, author biographical note, and author bibliography in English.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Some suggestions for using this book -- Definitions -- Four-note subsets -- Three-note subsets -- The subsets of limited transposition -- Systematized "the subsets of limited transposition" families -- John Coltrane's geometric patterns : Coltrane's favorite formulae from 1957-1958 -- Creating variations of John Coltrane's geometric patterns -- Major third cycles of Coltrane's geometric pattern -- Further probe into Coltrane's geometric patterns -- Synthetic formations of geometric patterns : defining "geometric" patterns -- Messiaen's modes for jazz improvisation -- The subsets of limited transposition : reaching for the uncommon scales -- Geometric compositions : chromatic line writing -- Conclusion -- Appendix I : geometric gallery of "scales for jazz improvisation" -- Appendix II : "Muija" study sheet -- Appendix III : Coltrane play blues in all keys -- About the author.
Summary, etc.:
"The purpose of this book is to share [author's] thoughts with all melodic instrumentalists, to suggest an avenue to create your own lines, enhancing melodic possibilities"--Introduction.
Language Note:
Staff notation.
Local Note:
Gift from the library of David Liebman.
Subject: Improvisation (Music)
Composition (Music)
Jazz > Instruction and study.
Musical intervals and scales.
Genre: Jazz.

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