Vertical Triad Pairs
You’ve probably heard about triad pairs. Simply put, they consist of 2 neighboring diatonic triads extracted from any given scale. Their purpose is to create harmonic motion by moving between them and by doing so, also sounding 6 of the 7 notes from the scale in a non scalar fashion.
Nonetheless, there is an inherent limitation in the way they are conventionally taught and employed. Due to the fact that you are always dealing horizontally with 2 neighboring triads, you can only cover a limited range. The solution lies in stacking the triad pairs vertically! And this is how many of the great post bop musicians come up with those broad-range 6 note arpeggios…
In this video, after demonstrating the concept, I show you how to apply vertical triad pairs over different II-V-I progressions to create contemporary sounding jazz lines!
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The “Vertical Triad Pairs” lesson files, can be downloaded for $12.00. The download includes the following files: PDFs with both regular notation and detailed TAB featuring 22 ascending & descending triad pairs, 12 major & minor II-V-I lines, summary of theory & procedure, MP3 of the II-V-I lines , a Band in a Box file, as well as a Midi file so you can practice using the free downloadable notation app: “Muse Score”.
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