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Thesaurus Of Scales And Melodic Patterns
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Music Sales America. This book is a condensed, made-for-guitar version of Nicolas Slonimsky's publication Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns the book that musicians as diverse as John Coltrane and Frank Zappa used for ideas and inspiration. Musicians familiar with the original Thesaurus know that it contains a daunting amount of information crammed in its over pages. But there is a definite symmetry and logic in these Slonimsky examples. What appear to be random patterns are actually mathematical combinations of some or all of the twelve notes in music. Read more Read less.
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What Is Slonimsky's Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns?
Best known for his writing and musical reference work, he wrote the Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns and the Lexicon of Musical Invective , and edited Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. His parents adopted the Orthodox faith after the birth of his older brother, and Nicolas was baptized in the Russian Orthodox Church. He grew up in the intelligentsia. After the Russian Revolution of , he moved south, first to Kiev , then to Constantinople , and ultimately to Paris , where many other Russian musicians and his sister Yulia Slonimskaya Sazonova  had already fled. He worked as accompanist to conductor Serge Koussevitzky , and he toured Europe in —22 as accompanist to Vladimir Rosing. Slonimsky's younger brother, Mikhail , remained in Russia and became an author. His nephew, Sergei Slonimsky became a composer.