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Mel Bay Melodic Improvising For Guitar Developing Motivic Ideas Through Chord Changes Paperback – July 8, 2005

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A native of Florida, Bruce Saunders earned his masters degree in jazz performance from the University of North Texas where he studied with Jack Peterson and Tom Johnson. Since moving to New York city in 1988, he has appeared on recordings with Jack DeJohnette, Peter Erskine, Dave Holland, Kenny Werner, Bill Stewart, Dave Pierto, Michael Cain, Glen Velez, Harvie Swartz, Mark Murphy, Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas and many others. In addition, he has performed with Bobby Previte, Scott Colley, George Garzone, Hal Cook, Ray Anderson, Rom McClure, Harvie Swartz, Don Braden, Brad Shepik, Rick Margitza, Rich Perry, Johnny Vidocovitch, Leon Parker, Terry Clarke, Donny McCaslin and many others. He has toured Europe, South America, Australia, Portugal, Japan, and the United States. His first CD as a leader ( Forget Everything ) was released in 1996 and featured Jack Dejohnettes on drums, Michael Cain on piano, Dave Pietro on saxophone and Tony Scherr on bass. His 2nd CD, Likely Story (Moo Records) was released in 1998. Likely Story includes Peter Erskine, Otmaro Ruiz, Dave Carpenter and Dave Pietro. His 3rd CD as leader, Fragment, includes drummer Satoshi Takeishi, bassist John Hebert and on saxophone, Adam Kolker. In addition to his playing career in New York, he has been active in the teaching community as well. Since 1992 Bruce has been on the faculty of the Berklee School of Music (Boston) where he leads classes in improvisation, jazz harmony, ensembles (including a John Coltrane/Joe Henderson ensemble) and teaches private guitar lessons.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.; Spi Pap/Co edition (July 8, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786668458
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786668458
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #615,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Even if it's full of examples, there is no explanation nor
musical concept or idea ! it's not a clever/clear text !
So it's not so pedagogical at all ! despite we could probably
do a lot of job with it ! Sorry
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Great Saunders!Great Amazon!
such precision in the international delivery,i will
buy other books in the future
Thanx
G.Paesano
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Hi my frieds, My son in Colombia a jazz guitar player and teacher at Fernando Sor Music School in Bogota ask me abouth buy this book for recommedation of a teacher from Berkely University in California, USA. I have bought another similar books By Amazon. Thank you so much.
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