The Improvising Lutenist
A series of lessons by Gilbert Isbin, designed to teach improvisation in a contemporary style. From the Foreward:
Improvising is like composing; no matter how much theoritical knowledge you absorb, imagination is essential. This book is written to help you improvise in a contemporary way on the lute. Every musician can learn to improvise. You just need to learn and practice the right tools. Improvisation is not intimidating at all!! Each chapter focuses on a different improvisational approach. "The Improvising Lutenist" is written with the lute at hand and is focussed on improvising in a contemporary way on scales and modes, grounds and chord progressions.
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