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Pentatonic Khancepts: Book & CD
by Steve Khan
In this book, Steve takes a potentially very complex subject -- the creation of new, different, and creative melodies -- and shows how using two very simple and very guitaristic pentatonic scales, you can unleash an inexhaustible supply of new colors and ideas. A CD containing most of the music examples, plus numerous play-along tracks is included. This is a must-have for ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Alfred Music
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This book helped me on the way to two goals: 1)a more fluid improvisation style using non-obvious (minor) pentatonic scale choices, supplemented with the 1235 dominant pattern, and 2)a more Steve-Khan like sound. What's not to like? I dont entirely buy into his idea that we can think of the 1235 dominant pattern as a scale simply by adding a 7th--it doesn't sound right to me when the 7th is emphasised. But it does make the fingering of inversions easier, and hey if that's how Khan does it, then ...more