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Improvising: How to Master the Art by Gerre Hancock
  

Improvising: How to Master the Art

Synopsis

Improvising: How to Master the Art by Gerre Hancock

Gerre Hancock has long been renowned for his extraordinary improvisations, and has for many years taught the art of improvisation at classes and workshops across the United States. Now he has codified and organized his teaching into a book which carries the organist from the scale through the fugue, covering on the way interludes, hymns, hymn preludes, sonata form, canon, and more. Written in an informal style and illustrated with musical examples and exercises, this book opens wide the door to musical and technical skill.

Reviews

Strongly recommended as an essential part of every organist's library. * Church Music Quarterly *


About the Author

Gerre Hancock was an American organist, improviser, and composer. Hancock was Professor of Organ and Sacred Music at the University of Texas, Austin. His compositions for organ and chorus are widely performed, and he has recorded for Gothic Records, Decca/Argo, Koch International and Priory Records. He died in January 2012.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 1995

Author

Gerre Hancock

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Format

Sheet music
176 pages

Categories

Techniques of music / music tutorials
Keyboard instruments

ISBN

9780193858817

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