Slonimsky-Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns

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  1. JtV
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    I was wondering what people's impressions are (if any) about this book. A friend of my gave me his copy. It is worth spending any time with? How would one go about working through it? any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.

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  2. Hundreds of lines and ways to mess with a tritone. Look at the definitions for inter/infra/ultra/extrapolation so you know the concept of how the line contour or treatment in and around these two notes come about.take the book, a pencil , your guitar or piano and an hour or 2 and play the first measure or two ( depending how long it takes for the idea to mirror itself a tritone higher- in otherwords till the idea is complete) through those first 100 something lines and put a star next to the ones that you think sound cool.
    Then play something unrelated or cook or watch a movie. Then pick 1 or 2 of the lines you liked and play them and find some fingerings that work for you; and use the lines over V chord in ii V i and II V I or maybe for during both the 2 and 5 of these and find a way to make it connect to something for the i or I chord

  3. Kles
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    Great book!


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