The whole world of improvisation is right there in your hands but how do you get from point A to point B? There are as many answers to that question as there are words in the dictionary. This method breaks apart, explodes and reassembles the elements of jazz harmony on the fretboard into a systematic approach that gives you a boost into what seems to many newbies as the world of the privileged elite. Yet, it’s really simple to make a start, continue to learn for a lifetime, and never get bored in the world of jazz improv. The door is open to everyone.
a Mapping of the Fretboard and an Introductory Method for Improvisation on Mandolin or Other Instruments Tuned in Perfect Fifths
This method called Scarpology starts simply with a set of two-finger patterns. These are connected to each other harmonically and provide a skeletal framework that covers the entire fretboard. Moving through this book and gaining familiarity with this framework, the player learns a system that opens up the entire fretboard, enabling the player to easily shift to any key, to improvise, to accompany, to sit in and fit in with any musical genre.
Electronic Version – (EBook)
The electronic version of this book comes in two formats
Readers may have their preferred applications. The author and developer of this ebook finds Amazon Kindle to be the most trouble-free and flexible way to read the book on a tablet but also acknowledges that other apps have special features that many readers may prefer.
The print version of this book is perhaps the best medium for learning this method. The print version of this book is available from the author (fill out this form to get started) with current suggested retail price of $30 plus shipping. The author is working to bring this price down and may be able to quote you a reduced price. He also is willing to deduct your cost for the EBook price if you choose to try it out electronically first. We really want to get the book in front of you and not loose money, which is a challenge in the publishing world.
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Take a peek into what this book has to offer with exerpts taken from the book’s preface.