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Intervallic Improvisation: The Modern Sound

Your video is in XX format and is playable on most pre-installed video players. Jamey Aebersold Jazz Be the first! Treating the hexatonic scales as separate improvisatiln risks a reduction of not only the accessibility but also the effectiveness of this method. It isn’t about chord substitution per se but it describes and lists triad pairs that fit most chord shapes. From this row, the following trichord combinations can be derived: Back to home page Return to top.

Apparently, the shape of the melodic lines prevails over application of the improvisstion scales to the chords, which results in interesting examples of outside notes. The following applications of trichords and rows in a tonal context are examples of operations that quickly became kmprovisation of my personal improvisational language.

The author uses the four traditional types of diatonic triads: You will find yourself suddenly sounding much more hip and “modern” with this technique, and yet it is fairly easy to understand.

Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab Add to watch list. His model does not specify the intervals between the trichords that result from his triad operations. Weiskopf offers several sets of exercise patterns that are a good start and, once you get some of the pairs under your fingers, you can soon rip off some flashy sounding fast runs, but you need to take the concept off the page and start playing around to personalise it to really get melodic value out of it.

Walt’s book is excellent. The second is about the position of the next triad. Use intervallic techniques to expand and enhance your musical performance in whole new directions.


The triad pairs in bars 1, 3, and 5 sound really different but, as the chords written above bars 2,4, and 6 indicate, they all refer to the C octatonic scale. The impgovisation coupling between Bb and A is achieved after repeating the notes d and f from the Bb improvisstion.

While Garzone’s article weisjopf major triads exclusively to demonstrate his triadic chromatic approach, in this solo forty-five triads of different sorts can be found: I’d be curious to hear thoughts on it – my teacher is reccomending it to learn more about jazz chord substitution.

Another illustrative example of creating such an outside effect results from the adaptation of tritone substitutions to dominant chords. The approach served particularly well to accelerate their process of getting started with composing and arranging their notes.

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Many of the diatonic applications of these sets depend on the ear of the performer. See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab The first is the coupling of the triads Bm in bar 23 and A in bar 24, by the interval of a major second. However the coupling between C and E is made by repeating the common note e. The twelve-tone rows are interrelated because they share common interval connections. The twelve-tone rows each consist of four members of the same trichord family, arranged in such a way that a complete twelve-tone row results.

This can again be played in any position, but one should avoid repeating the same position of the previous triad. This, and other types of twelve-tone techniques will be discussed in detail in chapter 4. The triads are alternated with short diatonic and chromatic scale patterns. You can also download at any time in your Digital Library.

The chords that Bergonzi considers ontervallic hexatonic refers to are written above the bar. The latter ascends back to the C triad in its first inversion that ascends to the Db triad in a displayed permutation of its root position.

From its last note either go one minor second up or one minor second down and play this as the first note of the next triad.

Experience with application by my students and myself has proven it to be a valuable improvisational tool, offering improvisers freedom of choice as to how and when it should be applied to the underlying harmonies. Bergonzi and Garzone are more in favor of an intuitive approach. Examples inttervallic this can be found in bars 24 and It consists of three triads with the same interval structure of a minor second and a minor third.


Review Guidelines Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product. Small exercises constructed with random selections helped them to develop their awareness and hearing of the interval combinations. I experience this both in my own aalt as with the students in wweiskopf classes of saxophone improvisation at Codarts University of the Arts. In order to avoid an abundance of three-note groupings or four-note groupings in which one intrrvallic the pitches of the triad is repeated, he creates four-note groupings with fragments of two notes from the triads as illustrated in the first line of the example below.

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All five authors leave it to the discretion of the individual musician to make his choices from their models. Sorry but your weiskkopf could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again. The sizes of the intervals in the trichords range between a minor second and a perfect fourth.

For such a slim volume there’s an amazing amount of information, and work to do, and it will improve your playing however far you choose to take it. Please click here to start media. Add to watch list. All times are GMT. O’Gallagher’s connection with twelve-tone techniques is also obvious by his terms and ijprovisation such as pitch note ; set a collection of pitches intervalloc ordered or unordered ; tri-chord any set or segment of 3 pitches ; tetrachord any set or segment of 4 pitches, in traditional jazz harmony known as a seventh chord ; prime form the fundamental form of a trichord, a set of trichords or a row from which all variations are derived, in traditional harmony called root position ; rotation a cyclic permutation of either pitches or sets in which the first pitch of a set is moved to the last positions or the first set is moved to the last position of the set order, in traditional harmony called inversion.