If we practice scales to be better musicians, why are many scale approaches so unmusical? What if there were a book that presented patterns in a way that encouraged musicality while developing technique?
Part One: Melodic Variations * 40 basic patterns, each with two variations, one ascending, one descending.
Part Two: Stepwise Sequences * 40 short motives treated sequentially in different keys
Part Three: Musical Snippets * 40 short musical themes presented in multiple keys.
Sprinkled throughout the text are words of wisdom, succinct practical advice, words of encouragement, and concise instruction…Edwards’ excellent melodic creativity encompasses the gamut of scalar and intervallic patterns.