Martin Erhardt: Upon a Ground - Improvisation on Ostinato Basses (16th - 18th century)
Upon a Ground - Improvisation on Ostinato Basses (16th - 18th century)
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.
- Thematically-ordered historical overview
- Historical improvisation- a paradox?
- 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.
- Inclusive with two play-along CDs
This book includes: