Mel Bay's complete book of harmony, theory & voicing by Bret Willmott
Mel Bay's complete book of harmony, theory & voicing Bret Willmott ebook
This is a very comprehensive text that combines theory, harmony and voicing material with emphasis placed on voice leading. Although this book's primary focus is on four-note chord voicings on the middle strings of the guitar, much of the knowledge conveyed here can be appreciated and used by all jazz musicians, not only guitarists. Topics covered include: Tensions, Voice Leading Chord Scales, Enharmonic Chordal Substitutions, Fourth Voicings, Chromatic Guide Lines, Triad Over Bass Voicings, and much more! The best part of this book, however, is the unique and practical way the author takes modern harmonic concepts and shows you how to apply them in real music situations! Written for the intermediate to advanced music theory enthusiast who wishes to master this facet of music.
About the Author
Bret Willmott is a highly acclaimed professor at Berklee College of Music and a noted educator, author, and performer world-wide. He has been a faculty member of the College for over twenty years and a performing guitarist for more than thirty years. He has played a key role in the development of Berklee's Guitar Department curriculum including the creation of several new courses focusing on rhythm and harmony. His classes and lessons are most often attended by advanced students and have included Berklee alumni Bill Frisell, Wolfgang Muthspiel, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Bret's musical history includes studies and/or performances with Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Mick Goodrick, and Bill Leavitt as well as guest appearances on recordings with Mike Stern, Dan Gottlieb, and Bob Moses.
Professor Willmott is the author of two internationally acclaimed harmony texts entitled Mel Bay's Complete Book of Harmony, Theory, and Voicing and Mel Bay's Complete Book of Harmonic Extensions for Guitar. In addition, Bret has published a variety of articles for noted journals including Guitar Player and Jazz Player. He is also an established clinician with presentations in Europe and the United States including appearances in several International Association of Jazz Educators Conventions.
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