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#2008255 - 01/02/13 10:39 PM Arpeggios and Pentascales
DannyW Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
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How much time should be dedicated daily to practicing these?

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#2008411 - 01/03/13 08:26 AM Re: Arpeggios and Pentascales [Re: DannyW]
Larry C Offline
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Registered: 12/27/12
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Loc: Naples, FL
As an aspiring jazz pianist, they are very important and i study them every day ... they are the basis for improv

I can't speak to the cloasical world, but I would suspect they are much less important
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#2009110 - 01/04/13 07:17 PM Re: Arpeggios and Pentascales [Re: Larry C]
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i think scales arpegios technique very important classical too. build skill do every day a little bit. but lately my thumbs a little sore!! i think from turning under on scales and arpeg's plus sitting at computer. ughh

#2009142 - 01/04/13 08:52 PM Re: Arpeggios and Pentascales [Re: Larry C]
Michael_99 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
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Thanks Larry, for your comments. I am a beginner piano player but in another life I was a beginner sax player, a little beginner jazz. I love learning in a classical direction, but I miss a little jazz on the side. Your comment about scales and arpeggios makes absolutely perfect sense, too. And I will be doing both more than I have been.

Edited by Michael_99 (01/04/13 08:55 PM)

#2009319 - 01/05/13 07:30 AM Re: Arpeggios and Pentascales [Re: DannyW]
Larry C Offline
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Registered: 12/27/12
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Loc: Naples, FL
I recommend the following book: Intermediate Jazz Improvisation by George Bouchard. I have met George and the book is top notch. A study in pentatonics and chord tones

Here is a link for you: http://www.jazzbooks.com/mm5/merchant.mv...;Category_Code=

Amazon also carries: http://www.amazon.com/Intermediate-Jazz-...george+bouchard

I am not related to George in any fashion, just an aspiring Jazz student who went to Aebersold and found this book

I hope it helps you
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