The Scale Omnibus is a FREE 430-page book that describes as many as 399 distinct scales in all 12 keys,with synonyms,historical notes,chords over which the scale sounds well,summary tables,and more. It took hours of researching,typing,read-proofing,and double-checking and might easily be the most complete book on this topic.
I am very glad to offer it to instrumentalists,vocalists,composers,improvisers,students,music amateurs and all saxopedia readers.
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it has been a while since the last site update in January. Sorry,I have been busy with my daily job and many other things. But above all I realized that taking care of both the English and Italian versions of saxopedia is just too much for me and my scarce spare time. I need to keep this task to a manageable size.
With much regret I decided to “freeze”the Italian edition of saxopedia:the site will continue to exist but it won’t be updated in parallel with the English version. For example,all solo pages will just point to the pages on www.saxopedia.com. Also,I decided to trim down the iOS section of this site,which now is reduced to a single page (with over one hundred links,though). There are so many sites entirely devoted to making music on the iPhone and iPad,and I am sure no one will miss this section.
I am putting all the saved time to good use,as you’ll see soon.
To begin with,I just added over 100 new solo transcriptions to the sax,trumpet,bass,guitar and piano pages.