Sunday, February 27, 2011

Variations on a melody

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Bi-Tonal Arpeggios Part IV

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This is similar to Polytonal Chords I - IV see
Polytonal Chords



This technique allows you to create a bigger tension chord by playing two different chords in a row arpeggio style. Remember to play low to high in tone - starting with the low tones on the left to the higher tones going right.
The following examples are harmonic major arpeggios created from the C harmonic major scale.

Number positions are the same for all fifteen keys.


C harmonic major note names = C, D, E, F, G, Ab, B, C, D, E, F, G, Ab, B, C

C harmonic major scale numbers = 1/R, 2, 3, 4, 5, b6, 7, 8/R, 9, 10,11, 12, b13, 14, 15/R


C major seventh - C, E, G, B
D minor seventh flat fifth - D, F, Ab, C
Together = C, E, G, B, D, F, Ab, C = C major eleventh add flat thirteenth or Cmaj11/b13
Number formula = R, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, b13th


F minor major seven - F, Ab, C, E
G dominant seventh - G, B, D, F
Together = F, Ab, C, E, G, B, D, F = F minor major nine add sharp eleventh and thirteenth or Fm maj9/#11/13
Number formula = R, b3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, #11th, 13th


C major seventh - C, E, G, B
G seventh third inversion - F, G, B incomplete
Together = C, E, G, B, F, G, B = C major seventh add eleventh or Cmaj7/11
Number formula = R, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 11th


F diminished - F, Ab, B
F minor major seventh - C, E incomplete
Together = F, Ab, B, C, Eb = F diminished add double flat sixth add major seventh
or Fo/bb6/7
(synonyms = C major seventh add eleventh sharp fifth or Cmaj7/11+)
Number formula = R, b3rd, b5th, bb6th, 7





Assignment: Record each of these chords (last chord given in each example) - using quarter note strums for five to ten minutes. Then using quarter then eighth notes on another track or with a friend - play the bi-tonal arpeggio up in tone then down in tone.



Now transpose these to each position (register) of your instrument, then to all 15 keys.





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Vince Lauria Sun and Earth Music

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bi-Tonal Arpeggios Part III

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This is similar to Polytonal Chords I - IV see
Polytonal Chords



This technique allows you to create a bigger tension chord by playing two different chords in a row arpeggio style. Remember to play low to high in tone - starting with the low tones on the left to the higher tones going right.
The following examples are melodic minor arpeggios created from the C melodic minor scale. (Jazz melodic minor - ascending and descending same notes)

Number positions are the same for all fifteen keys.


C melodic minor note names = C, D, Eb, F, G, A, B, C, D, Eb, F, G, A, B, C

C melodic minor scale numbers = 1/R, 2, b3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8/R, 9, b10,11, 12, 13, 14, 15/R


C minor major seventh - C, Eb, G, B
D minor seventh - D, F, A, C
Together = C, Eb, G, B, D, F, A, C = C minor major thirteenth or Cm maj13
Number formula = R, b3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th


F dominant seventh - F, A, C, Eb
G dominant seventh - G, B, D, F
Together = F, A, C, Eb, G, B, D, F = F dominant nine add sharp eleventh and thirteenth or
F9/#11/13
Number formula = R, 3rd, 5th, b7th, 9th, #11th, 13th


C minor major seventh - C, Eb, G, B
G seventh - F, G, B, D third inversion
Together = C, Eb, G, B, F, G, B, D = C minor major ninth add eleventh or Cm maj9/11
Number formula = R, b3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th


F major sharp eleventh - F, A, B
F dominant seventh - C, Eb, F, A second inversion
Together = F, A, B, C, Eb, F, A = F dominant seventh add sharp eleventh or F7/#11
Number formula = R, 3rd, 5th, b7th, #11th





Assignment: Record each of these chords (last chord given in each example) - using quarter note strums for five to ten minutes. Then using quarter then eighth notes on another track or with a friend - play the bi-tonal arpeggio up in tone then down in tone.



Now transpose these to each position (register) of your instrument, then to all 15 keys.





All materials copyright 2010. For personal use only.


Vince Lauria Sun and Earth Music

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bi-Tonal Arpeggios Part II

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This is similar to Polytonal Chords I - IV see
Polytonal Chords



This technique allows you to create a bigger tension chord by playing two different chords in a row arpeggio style. Remember to play low to high in tone - starting with the low tones on the left to the higher tones going right.
The following examples are harmonic minor arpeggios created from the C harmonic minor scale.

Number positions are the same for all fifteen keys.


C harmonic minor note names = C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, B, C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, B, C

C harmonic minor scale numbers = 1/R, 2, b3, 4, 5, b6, 7, 8/R, 9, b10,11, 12, b13, 14, 15/R


C minor major seventh - C, Eb, G, B
D minor seventh flat fifth - D, F, Ab, C
Together = C, Eb, G, B, D, F, Ab, C = C minor major eleventh add flat thirteenth or Cm maj11/b13
Number formula = R, b3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, b13th


F minor seven - F, Ab, C, Eb
G dominant seventh - G, B, D, F
Together = F, Ab, C, Eb, G, B, D, F = F minor nine add sharp eleventh and thirteenth or
Fm9/#11/13
Number formula = R, b3rd, 5th, b7th, 9th, #11th, 13th


C minor major seventh - C, Eb, G, B
G seventh third inversion - F, G, B incomplete
Together = C, Eb, G, B, F, G, B = C minor major seventh add eleventh or Cm maj7/11
Number formula = R, b3rd, 5th, 7th, 11th


F diminished - F, Ab, B
F minor seventh - C, Eb incomplete
Together = F, Ab, B, C, Eb = F minor seventh flat five add double flat sixth or Fm7b5/bb6 (synonyms = C minor major seventh eleventh sharp fifth or Cm maj7/11+)
Number formula = R, b3rd, b5th, b7th, bb6th





Assignment: Record each of these chords (last chord given in each example) - using quarter note strums for five to ten minutes. Then using quarter then eighth notes on another track or with a friend - play the bi-tonal arpeggio up in tone then down in tone.



Now transpose these to each position (register) of your instrument, then to all 15 keys.





All materials copyright 2010. For personal use only.


Vince Lauria Sun and Earth Music

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bi-Tonal Arpeggio

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This is similar to Polytonal Chords I - IV see
Polytonal Chords



This technique allows you to create a bigger tension chord by playing two different chords in a row arpeggio style. Remember to play low to high in tone - starting with the low tones on the left to the higher tones going right.
The first examples are major arpeggios created from the C major scale.

Every note position in a major scale is assigned a coinciding number position.


Example given in key of C major. Number positions are the same for all fifteen keys.


C major note names = C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C

C major scale numbers = 1/R, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8/R, 9, 10,11, 12, 13, 14, 15/R


C major seventh - C, E, G, B
D minor seventh - D, F, A, C
Together = C, E, G, B, D, F, A, C = C major thirteenth or Cmaj13
Number formula = R, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th


C major sixth - C, E, G, A
B minor seventh flat fifth - B, D, F, A
Together = C, E, G, A, B, D, F, A = C major sixth add seventh, nine, eleventh and thirteenth or
Cmaj 6/7/9/11/13
Number formula = R, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th


C major seventh - C, E, G, B
G seventh third inversion - F, G, B incomplete
Together = C, E, G, B, F, G, B = C major seventh add eleventh or Cmaj7/11
Number formula = R, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 11th


F major sharp eleventh - F, A, B
F major - C, E incomplete
Together = F, A, B, C, E = F major seventh sharp fourth or Fmaj7#11 (also written Fmaj7#4)
Number formula = R, 3rd, #4, 5th, 7th





Assignment: Record each of these chords (last chord given in each example) - using quarter note strums for five to ten minutes. Then using quarter then eighth notes on another track or with a friend - play the bi-tonal arpeggio up in tone then down in tone.



Now transpose these to each position (register) of your instrument, then to all 15 keys.





All materials copyright 2010. For personal use only.


Vince Lauria Sun and Earth Music

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