I recently purchased George Russell's seminal work, the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, however my used copy is missing its fold-out charts. The text refers these charts extensively. What information is presented there? Or alternatively, where may I acquire a copy of them to complete my volume?

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Try this: http://monoskop.org/File:Russell_George_Lydian_Chromatic_Concept_of_Tonal_Organization_4th_ed.pdf

I can't download it at work, but it probably has what you're looking for. If it does, let me know and I'll tell you how I found it.

  • From what I can tell it has one chart, Chart A. Apr 17, 2014 at 13:34
  • Thank you! Yes, it includes the chart. My copy is from a 1950's typewriter manuscript. The typesetting for this version is far superior. THANK YOU. (And yes, I would like to learn how you discovered it too.)
    – Kirk A
    Apr 17, 2014 at 13:35
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    I googled "Lydian Chromatic concept of tonal" and it was the first thing I saw. :)
    – BobRodes
    Apr 17, 2014 at 13:43
  • When I researched this some time ago, I only found the site selling this latest printing. I wound up buying an old, albeit incomplete, printing from an online auction. This will aid my study...
    – Kirk A
    Apr 17, 2014 at 21:35
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    When you're googling your way through the internet to find things like this, it's a good idea to look for "pdf" files. When I put in those words, one of the results in the little dropdown menu was "lydian chromatic concept of tonal organization pdf". I picked that one. You will often be able to find entire books and the like in links to pdf files. So, if you see a link to a pdf file, it's a good idea to have a look at it.
    – BobRodes
    Apr 17, 2014 at 21:57

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