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Flamenco Improvisation: Modal Improvisation and Melodic Construction in the Flamenco Environment

Flamenco Improvisation: Modal Improvisation and Melodic Construction in the Flamenco Environment

Flamenco Improvisation: Modal Improvisation and Melodic Construction in the Flamenco EnvironmentBased on a combination of an Eastern modal system (maqam) and Western harmony applied to oriental modalities, flamenco has long confused Western composers. This series is a theoretical and practical manual for composers and performers interested in modal music, and/or flamenco modalities. The three volumes cover: (1) harmonic aspects of the seven basic modes; (2) main flamenco modes and their melodic and harmonic aspects (3) modern pentatonic, hexatonic, heptatonic, and octatonic scales in the flamenco modal language.

Flamenco Improvisation: Modal Improvisation and Melodic Construction
in the Flamenco Environment, Volumes 1 through 3, by Enrique Vargas, Sher Music Company, www.shermusic.com.