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Author Bio: Bruce Arnold is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. His educational background started with 3 years of music study at the University of South Dakota; he then attended the Berklee College of Music where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in composition. During that time he also studied privately with Jerry Bergonzi and Charlie Banacos.
Mr. Arnold has taught at some of the most prestigious music schools in America, including the New England Conservatory of Music, Dartmouth College, Berklee College of Music, Princeton University and New York University. He is a performer, composer, jazz clinician and has an extensive private instruction practice.
Currently Mr. Arnold is performing with his own "The Bruce Arnold Trio", and "Eye Contact" with Harvie Swartz, as well as with two experimental bands, "Release the Hounds" a free improv group, and "Spooky Actions" which re-interprets the work of 20th Century classical masters.
His debut CD "Blue Eleven" (MMC 2036J) received great critical acclaim, and his newest CD "A Few Dozen" will be released in January on 2000.
For more information about Mr. Arnold check his website arnoldjazz This website contains audio examples of Mr. Arnold's compositions and a workshop section with free downloadable music exercises.
With any course of study questions arise, therefore Muse-eek presents a forum where relevant questions will be answered by the author. Please visit the publisher's website first and check the FAQ section for this book to see if your question has already been answered. If not, use the form on the website to e-mail your questions.
Posted May 9, 2003
My review of the ONE Note Series (May 9, 2003) applies here as well. If we accept the author's assumption that interval training is not real world and helpful, his proposal of just memorizing pitches against a progression is not supported by this series. Random pitches against a simple progress in the Key of C will do little to reinforce their Identification or to help with modulation. The format is equally presumptuous. Each book/CD in the series is devoted to ONE specific interval (3rds or 5ths in the books I have) in different (poorly-tuned) piano registers. And if that weren't enough, we're told that there are 11 CD's in the 'Beginning' series alone! (so $20/Cd X 11 CDs). Please! Couldn't this be better accomplised by a better thought out format? For example, if the author wanted to build on his concept of key modulation, couldn't he simply have one or two well organized CDs that have all intervals against different keys as an example of key modulation? Again, good concept, but tedious and unstructured format. I'm sure this is not what the author had in mind. A condensation and rework is definitely in orderWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.