This class deals with lines and phrases from this modern vocabulary and is designed to allow you to hear harmony in a new way.

In this jazz guitar class, Sid Jacobs leads in a discussion of how to make and use symmetrical scales. As Nicolas Slonimsky clearly laid out in his famous Thesaurus the chromatic scale of 12 semitones can be equally divided into two, three, four, and six parts. From these divisions are built the symmetrical scales used in modern atonal music. Jazz musicians have found a home for these sounds in the tonal world of chord changes as well as in more abstract free jazz. Fourths and Symmetrical scales are the basis of the Inside/Outside style of playing.

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  • Running Time: 1Hour 33 Min.

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The Magic Scale and Symmetry
The Magic Scale and Symmetry 01:33:00

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    unlocking slonimsky , no longer a chimpsky

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    In High School I saved up and I bought Slonimsky’s hard back thesaurus around 30 years ago inspired by an article/interview by Frank Zappa, I received it and didn’t know where to start , thanks for scratching the surface with this magic scale lesson and all , it is inspiring , and the wood winds example was breathtaking , one candle lights up a room that has been dark for thirty years, may we all shine bright thanks for lighting that candle for us Sid Jacobs!

    ~ Shawn Loudermilk (December 28, 2018)

  2. Profile photo of Shawn Loudermilk

    unlocking slonimsky ,no longer a chimpsky

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    In High School I saved up and I bought Slonimsky’s hard back thesaurus around 30 years ago inspired by an article/interview by Frank Zappa, I received it and didn’t know where to start , thanks for scratching the surface with this magic scale lesson and all , it is inspiring , and the wood winds example was breathtaking , one candle lights up a room that has been dark for thirty years, may we all shine bright , thanks for lighting the candle for us Sid Jacobs

    ~ Shawn Loudermilk (December 28, 2018)

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