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NEW: Bastien’s New Traditions, All In One Piano Course

Jane Bastien and her two daughters, Lisa and Lori, have written a new piano method called “New Traditions.” Written… read more

September 27th

Traditions & Fun: Great New Christmas Arrangements for Young Band

by Ken Tilger – Band Education Specialist – Each year in previewing the new band releases, we keep an ear out… read more

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Starry Night of Winter

Starry Night of Winter, Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corp, Composer: Farnell, Laura, Catalog#: 08552314, Voicing/Format:… read more

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Amazing Phrasing (Bk/Cd)
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Title: Amazing Phrasing (Bk/Cd)


Voicing/Format: Guitar
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corp
Composer: Kolb, Tom
Catalog #: 00695583 Price: $19.95

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This book/CD pack explores all the main components necessary for crafting well-balanced rhythmic and melodic phrases. It also explains how these phrases are put together to form cohesive solos. Many styles are covered – rock, blues, jazz, fusion, country, Latin, funk and more – and all of the concepts are backed up with musical examples. The 50 ideas are divided into five main sections: The Basics – covers fundamental but all too often forgotten techniques, such as slurs and vibrato, that can breathe new life into your phrases; Melodic Concepts – explores various aspects of melodic phrasing, such as motifs, chromaticism and sequences; Harmonic Embellishments – discusses the melodic potential of harmonic intervals (dyads), chords and chord partials; Rhythmic Concepts – explores various aspects of rhythmic phrasing, such as accents, free-time phrasing and metric modulation, and how it pertains to melodic soloing; Solo Structure – all of the topics discussed in the book come together to help form the big picture. The companion CD contains 89 demos for listening, and most tracks feature full-band backing. Also available for keyboard, tenor saxophone and trumpet.
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