Tons of Runs: For the Contemporary Pianist by Andy LaVerne

By Andy LaVerne

Lots of Runs is a wide-ranging compendium of runs, licks, and features present in the jazz vernacular, every one written in 3 assorted keys, and provided in an easy sort with out ponderous research. This booklet includes beneficial words derived from chord tones, passing tones, resultant scales, and scale-tone chords that piano gamers can use straight away as "vocabulary enhancers." those are the uncooked fabric and instruments that piano gamers in every single place can use to shine their functionality and improvisation talents, or even create new and extra attention-grabbing how one can play the track they already recognize!

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15 ◆ Long before Islam existed, the Berbers were crossing the Sahara. They may have been the “Garamantes” who, according to Herodotus, traversed the Sahara in chariots. , West Africa was in steady contact with the Mediterranean world. After the Berbers converted to Islam, they became the primary slave dealers in, and the primary agents of the Islamization of, black Africa. 16 Despite the militancy of the Almorávides in the eleventh century, jihad does not appear to have been the principal vehicle of African Islamization in the days before European contact, and theocratic Islamic states in Africa were few.

The site, Santiago de Compostela, became the third most important destination in Europe for pilgrimages (after Jerusalem and St. 5 These peoples added their cultures to that of the local inhabitants, who had lived under the caliphate for two centuries. Thus Castilla was itself a synthesis of peoples, emerging as a distinct political entity sometime in the tenth century and becoming known for its militarism as it developed. 8 After their successful campaigns, many of those French warriors remained in the urban areas of northern Iberia from which the Muslims had been displaced.

According to al-T¯if¯ash¯i, Ibn B¯adjdja of Zaragoza (d. ”69 In other words, he was a culminating figure, possibly representing the achievements of an entire generation of musicians, who signifies the emergence of an autonomous Andalusian style, distinct from the Arabic. This Andalusian style is still played throughout Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. Al-T¯if¯ash¯i, who tells us of Ibn B¯adjdja’s achievement, unfortunately does not mention what his musical fusion consisted of, and for all the achievements of medieval Muslim civilization, they did not leave us a music notation.

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