Edstrom, Brent: Crash Course in Scales, Hal Leonard (00141501)
This indispensable theory workbook is packed with everything the intermediate-level student needs to know about scales. Pianists and non-pianists alike will benefit from the written exercises covering everything from the major and minor scales to pentatonic scales, modes, blues scales, synthetic scales and more. Concepts are explained in easy-to-understand language and are immediately applied in a variety of written exercises and performance excerpts. Topics covered include: major scales • natural, harmonic and melodic minor scales • pentatonic scales • Gregorian modes • common scales in jazz and popular music • synthetic scales (chromatic, whole tone, et. al) • and more.