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. Think about this book as a melodic reference manual or plot wheel.
Looking for new material to add to your playing instruction, improvisations, or composition? This book has more than you'll ever be able to use. Many serious musicians have a copy of this lying around somewhere.