Scott McGill: Skype Guitar Instruction Sloninsky Thesaurus Pattern #9 Jazz Improvisation
Skype Guitar Instruction

This is my second Customized Skype Guitar Lesson sample session that deals with how to generate useful improvisational patterns and phrases from Nicholas Slonimsky's Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns.

In this session I cover Slonimsky's Pattern No. 9 and play through many Altered Dominant 7th and Diminished Patterns that can be generated from this six tone scale or Hexachord. This is also the second hexachord in Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone set from his Op. 24 Serenade Mvmt. 5.

These ideas are good for technical development, improvisation, and I also discuss some ideas for further work in Slonimsky's Thesaurus that I use in my Skype Customized Guitar Lessons.

Those who follow Guitarists such as Allan Holdsworth, John McLaughlin, Pat Martino, and are interested in the work of John Coltrane will find this video of interest.

I studied ten years with the great Jazz Teacher/Composer Dennis Sandole who taught John Coltrane, James Moody, Jim Hall, Pat Martino, and many others.

I have played and recorded with musicians as Bassists Michael Manring and Percy Jones, Producers Neil Kernon and David Torn. Keyboardist Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater played on two tunes of my 2001 disc "Addition By Subtraction" as well.

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My Skype lessons are customized for each player and I have extensive experience as a teacher and music education administrator at colleges such as BIMM in the U.K. and The University of The Arts in Philadelphia USA.

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Skype Guitar Instruction Scott McGill Sloninsky Thesaurus Pattern #9 Jazz Improvisation