— The Jazz Times, USA
Once in a while an artist comes along who produces music unlike anything you’ve heard. Avant-garde bass-focused jazz composition has rarely sounded so gorgeous.
— Bass Player magazine, USA
His music is unusually and unexpectedly fresh.
— Jazz Man Magazine, Paris, France
Carlo Mombelli’s music is that of a quintessential Prisoner of Strange. It’s visionary, emotional and experimental in a society that doesn’t applaud artistry and integrity. His music sits on the cusp of sanity, where madness and brilliance share space, where true art resides. Mombelli has found in his music the expressive soul of the developing world mixed with the technical profundity of the classical world.
— The Sunday Independent
Mombelli … is still very much in rude creative health. He is still pushing the limits of sound and writing challenging, beautiful work. As an educator, he is molding and mentoring the next generation of South African musicians. Carlo Mombelli is nothing short of a national treasure – you cannot argue with the depth, passion and inventiveness of his music.
— The Mail & Guardian
Hauntingly beautiful.— BBC Radio, London
Trim size: 295 x 210mm
Page count: 244
Imagery: Scales and arpeggio shapes
Publication Date: August 2019
This book is based on the scale types that are necessary in order to master and understand the chord/scale relationships found in many styles of music. By keeping things simple and uncluttered, each page consists of only one scale type, drawn on a bass guitar neck with the correct fingering – a vital part of organising the hands. The more organised the hands, the easier it is to play.
The arpeggio shape is also super-imposed over the corresponding scale in order to create an understanding of the chord/scale relationship. That is better explained with diagrams and not notation; however, because it is a good idea to associate finger positions with their notational equivalents, notation is also included.
The simple but comprehensive jazz theory section will help the student gain a deeper understanding of harmony and further insight into how to apply the scales found in this book.