Upon a Ground – Improvisation on Ostinato Basses
Incl two wonderful play-along CDs!
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.
“Not only does Martin Erhardt teach us how to improvise on ostinato basses in a historically informed fashion, more importantly, he offers a basic attitude towards music making, which musicians in any style and of any playing level should instantly take to heart.” Prof. Maurice van Lieshout, The Hague
Diminution (up to 1620), Ground Bass / Ostinato, Modulation, Suite (ouverture and dance movements)
Solo / Ensemble
Martin Erhardt (1983)
German and English
Type of Thing you Learn
Diminution, Ostinato, Ground, Dance movements, Modulation, Affects