Musical Scales of the World (Paperback)

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Musical Scales of the World By Michael John Hewitt Cover Image


This book is a must for musicians, composers and music producers who want to explore the fascinating variety of musical scales that are now used in world music. Included are hundreds of scales from around the world such as: -major and minor scales of Western music, -diatonic modes, -pentatonic scales, -scales used in jazz and bebop, -artificial and synthetic scales, -scales of Greek folk music, -pentatonic scales of Japanese and Chinese music, -Ethiopian ki it, -African kora scales, -scales of Indonesian gamelan music, -equal tone scales of Thailand and Burma, -musical scales of classical Indian music and more. Each scale is presented in multiple formats including guitar tab, keyboard, note names, staff and where appropriate, details of fine tuning. A transposition pattern is also given for each scale, which enables the musician to practise and play the scale in any key required. An explanation of each scale, together with a description of its characteristics is also provided.

About the Author

The author Dr Michael Hewitt is a composer, author and lecturer currently living in North Wales. He earned a bachelor of music degree from the University of London and a masters degree and doctorate from the University of North Wales, Bangor. He is author of numerous books on music including the very popular series of instructional books for computer musicians. These include Music Theory, Composition and Harmony for Computer Musicians.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780957547001
ISBN-10: 0957547005
Publisher: Note Tree
Publication Date: January 27th, 2013
Pages: 320
Language: English