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Adam Neely

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Adam Michael Neely is a New York City-based YouTuber, bassist, and composer. His YouTube channel contains a mix of musical history, theory, and popular culture video essays. He also creates "Gig Vlogs", which give insight into the life of a professional musician.
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A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody
David Liebman - Oct 01, 2015 (first published in 1991)
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A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody should be seen as a method to help the artist to develop his or her own way when trying to improvise chromatically. Through the concepts and examples offered, the improvisor should be able to use this material alongside already familiar tonal ideas. Specifically, the book serves as a guide for organiz...
Adam Neely
Jun 04, 2018
The 5 Music Theory/Composition Books That Most Influenced Me: via @YouTube      source
Harmonic Experience
Tonal Harmony from Its Natural Origins to Its Modern Expression
W. A. Mathieu - Aug 01, 1997
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An exploration of musical harmony from its ancient fundamentals to its most complex modern progressions, addressing how and why it resonates emotionally and spiritually in the individual. W. A. Mathieu, an accomplished author and recording artist, presents a way of learning music that reconnects modern-day musicians with the source from which musi...
Adam Neely
Jun 04, 2018
The 5 Music Theory/Composition Books That Most Influenced Me: via @YouTube      source
Building Walking Bass Lines
Ed Friedland - May 01, 1995
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A walking bass line is the most common approach to jazz bass playing, but it is also used in rock music, blues, rockabilly, RandB, gospel, Latin, country and many other types of music. The term 'walking' is used to describe the moving feeling that quarter notes create in the bass part. The specific goal of this book is to familiarize players with t...
Adam Neely
Jun 04, 2018
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Twentieth-Century Harmony
Creative Aspects and Practice
Vincent Persichetti - Jan 01, 1961
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Here for the first time is an orderly presentation of the harmonic procedures to be found in music of the first half of the twentieth-century. The author examines the nature of intervals in various contexts, discusses the modes and other scales employed in modern music, describes the formation and uses of chords by thirds, by fourths, and by second...
Adam Neely
Jun 04, 2018
The 5 Music Theory/Composition Books That Most Influenced Me: via @YouTube      source