Improvising over Classical Music Masterpieces

Improvising over Classical Music Masterpieces
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Contents of the Improvising over Classical Music Book

This book contains not only analysis of how the group "Spooky Actions" improvised over various Classical music masterpieces but a large body of ideas that a musician can use to Improvising over Classical music from various periods. There is a primer section in the book that covers:

The most used scales in improvisation. (22 in total)
The improvisational concepts of guide tones
The improvisational concepts of playing over harmony.
The improvisational concepts of using chord tones.
The improvisational concepts of using approach notes.
The improvisational concepts of using pitch class sets.
Fingering for guitarists for the twenty two scales.
All of this information is actually useful no matter what type of music you are improvising over!

Full Tracks Included from Many "Spooky Actions" CDs.

MP3s are included in the download as is a webpage where you can listen and see full scores of the music. There is a wide range of Classical Compositions included in this book which gives you a good background on how to approach different periods of classical music. Below you will find a list of the music analyzed and a link to the CD in which it can be found. You can also use this link if you want to listen to an excerpt before buying this book or want to hear a music excerpt from that composer or period.

"Early Music"

Classical Masterpieces, Improvising Classical Music, Improvising over Classical Music, Early Music: Spooky Actions by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

The following compositions were analyzed from the "Spooky Actions" CD "Early Music."

"Skolion-of-Seikilos" Earliest known piece of music that was written.
"Ode from the Kanon for Easter Sunday"
The 1st Canzonet, “Qual si può dir maggiore“ by Claudio Monteverdi
“Quartet for the End of Time” by Olivier Messiaen

Classical Masterpieces,Improvising Classical Music, Improvising over Classical Music, Bruce Arnold and John Gunther's Group "Spooky Actions" CD "Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time."

The following compositions were analyzed from the "Spooky Actions" CD "Quartet for the End of Time" by Olivier Messiaen

“Quartet for the End of Time” 1st Movement
“Quartet for the End of Time” 6th Movement
“Quartet for the End of Time” 8th Movement
"Five Piano Pieces," Opus 23 2nd Movement by Arnold Schoenberg

Classical Masterpieces, Improvising Classical Music, Improvising over Classical Music, Bruce Arnold and John Gunther's Group "Spooky Actions" CD "Schoenberg, Five Piano Pieces op. 23"

Five Piano Pieces, Opus 23 2nd Movement by Arnold Schoenberg from Spooky Actions "Five Piano Pieces" recording..

The following compositions were analyzed from the "Spooky Actions" CD Five Piano Pieces, Opus 23 2nd Movement by Arnold Schoenberg

"Five Piano Pieces," Opus 23 2nd Movement by Arnold Schoenberg
The Fünf Canons, Opus 16 1st Movement by Anton Webern

Classical Masterpieces, Improvising Classical Music,Improvising over Classical Music, by Bruce Arnold and John Gunther's Group "Spooky Actions" CD "The Music of Webern.

Fünf Canons, Opus 16 1st Movement by Anton Webern

The Fünf Canons, Opus 16 1st Movement by Anton Webern from Spooky Actions "Music of Webern" recording

The following composition we was analyzed:

Fünf Canons, Opus 16 1st Movement by Anton Webern from Spooky Actions "Music of Webern" recording


TOC

Improvising on Classical Masterpieces
Spooky Actions
Improvisation and Music Theory
Spooky Actions Early Music
Audio Files and Additional Information
"Skolion of Seikilos"
First Hexatonic Scale
Second Hexatonic Scale
"Ode from the Kanon for Easter Sunday"
"Canzonet One" by Monteverdi
Preparatory Work for Improvising on Classical Music
"Quartet for the End of Time" by Oliver Messiaen
"Quartet for the End of Time" Movement One
"Quartet for the End of Time" Movement Six
"Quartet for the End of Time" Movement Eight
"Five Piano Pieces," Opus 23 by Arnold Schoenberg 2nd Movement
"Fünf Canons," Opus 16 by Anton Webern
Developing Improvisational Skills with Classical Music
Background Information of Chord/Scale Relationships
Major Chord and Related Scales
Minor Chord and Related Scales
Dominant 7th Chord and Related Scales
Dominant 7sus4 Chord and Related Scales
Minor 7b5 Chord and Related Scales
Diminished Chord and Related Scales
Minor Major 7th Chord and Related Scales
Major 7#5 Chord and Related Scales
Improvising on Harmony
Improvising over Harmony
Scale Improvisation over Chord Changes
Chord Tone Improvisation
Guide Tone Improvisation
Approach Note Improvisation
Approach Notes
Ways to use Approach Notes
Pitch Class Set Theory
Pitch Class Set Primer
Pitch Class
Pitch Class Set
Integer Notation
Prime Form
A Deeper Meaning
Trichords
Hexachord or Hexatonic
A Twelve Tone Row or Series
Orderings of Pitch Class Sets
Operations
Normal Form or Order
Symmetric Difference
Ordered and Unordered Pitch Class Sets
Common Tone Improvisation
Atonality
Three Notes Per String Scale Directions for Guitarists
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Major Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Dorian Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Phrygian Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Lydian Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Mixolydian Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Aeolian Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Locrian Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Melodic Minor Ascending Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Lydian #5 Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Lydian b7 Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Mixolydian b6 Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Locrian Natural 2 Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Dorian b2 Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Altered Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Diminished Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Symmetrical Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Whole Tone Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Harmonic Minor Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Mixolydian b2, b6 Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Major Pentatonic Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Minor Pentatonic Scale
Guitar Fingering Patterns for a Blues Scale
Total Pages
66 page PDF 12 Full Track MP3s. Link to webpage with full scores & MP3s 22 page addendum for guitar
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