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Upon a Ground-BOOK

Composer: Erhardt, Martin

Publisher: Edition Walhall (Germany)

Edition: EW905


Upon a Ground: Improvisation on Ostinato Basses from the 16th to the 18th Centuries
by Martin Erhardt
At long last, a method for improvisation in Renaissance and Baroque music that is recommended by leading musicians and teachers, including Michael Schneider and Maurice van Lishout. The book provides an excellent overview-and vividly conveys the paths to "freer" music making- that is helpful not only for specialists, but also for amateurs. 
This book includes:
1. Preface
2. Thematically-ordered historical overview
3. Historical improvisation- a paradox?
4. Methodical guide
   This is the meat and potatoes of the book, and is a how-to guide with sections on repetition, arpeggios, hemiolas, clasusulae, different music dance movements, intervals, etc. 
5. Appendix-glossary
6. Inclusive with two play-along CDs
This is book is a true "MUST HAVE" for every serious music scholar!