Book/MP3 CD pack. A condensed, made-for-guitar version of Nicolas Slonimsky's "Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns" - the book musicians as diverse as John Coltrane and Frank Zappa used for ideas and inspiration. The original Thesaurus contains practical examples showing a definite symmetry and logic in what may appear to be random musical patterns. Playing through the examples presented here helps guitarists understand the mathematical nature of such patterns and shows how they might be used to create new melodic possibilities. The data MP3 CD contains demos of all the patterns at two speeds. Note: CD is NOT playable in a regular CD player. MIDI files are also available online. Note/tab. 128 pp.