Slonimsky’s legendary reference book of scales and melodic patterns. Since its publication in 1947, great musicians and composers of all genres – from Arnold Schoenberg and Virgil Thomson to John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard – have sworn by this legendary volume and its comprehensive vocabulary of melodic patterns for composition and improvisation.
This is a classic book that gained instant popularity among jazzers when it was adopted by the legendary John Coltrane as an invaluable practice and study source. Today, it continues to be widely embraced and endorsed by musicians at every end of the musical spectrum - everything from Jazz to Classical to Rock to Hip-Hop to Metal. Countless online demonstrations and references on sites such as youtube attest to its pervasive influence on today’s music. The ultimate value of this book is limited not by your musical style or genre, but by your musical imagination. Over 250 pages!