Pentatonicism In Jazz: Creative Aspects and Practice






Product Code: PENT
Author: Masaya Yamaguchi
Publisher: Masaya Music
ISBN-13: 978-0-9676-3531-6
ISBN-10: 0-9676353-1-4
Publisher SKU: MY3

While there has been much written on the subject of pentatonic scales a systematic method for classifying pentatonic scales has yet to have been established. Surprisingly there have been few studies that successfully examine further scale possibilities. This original study is intended to establish a complete system using all possible pentatonic scales. At this point I will also draw your attention to my book The Complete Thesaurus of Musical Scales which also examines scale possibilities. This book is intended for musicians, composers, music teachers, and their students. This book can function as a reference guide or as an inspirational source. While the focus of this book is pentatonicism in jazz, the systems used in this work can be applied to other musical styles and is relevant to all melodic musical instruments. I hope this book will help stimulate your individual musical exploration.

About the Author:
Masaya Yamaguchi is not only a musician but also a conceptualist who established his own system to explore the imaginative formation of musical scales by The Complete Thesaurus of Musical Scales, which is a meta-contribution to music pedagogy of a high standard. Jazz Education Journal wrote, "It's worth mentioning that this book comprehensively covers all theoretical possibilities in constructing scales (July-August 2002)." The concept is revealed in many of his writings and compositions. Because of the reference value of his outstanding achievements, Marquis Who's Who has selected his biographical profile for inclusion in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders.