3 Note Modal Sequencing for All Instrumentalist Bundle by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Three Note Modal Sequencing for All Instrumentalists

Three Note Modal Sequencing is a large undertaking because there are exponentially more combinations than Two Note Modal Sequencing. Three note sequences are very common in all types of music. Probably the most famous three note sequences can be found in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, but you will find their use in the solos of almost any contemporary artist. The Modal Sequencing courses have been set up so that they are -- along with being an excellent way to improve your technical ability-- also a robust melodic ear training tool. MP3s are included for all modal sequences which in the case of the Three Note Modal Sequencing is 30,000 MP3s. Don't let that number frighten you; the main thing to remember is that these are familiar melodic patterns, they are really nice to listen to, and most importantly, you will experience rapid improvement in your musicianship from the get-go. These MP3s play each modal sequence ascending and descending which the student then identifies. Since three note sequences are so prevalent in music, using these files for ear training will greatly improve your recognition of longer melodies. It is, of course, recommended that you first work with our "Contextual Ear Training" courses before attempting these longer melody exercises.

Three Note Modal Sequencing Background

Modal Sequencing has long been a tool that musicians use to create great melodies and to improve their technical ability and aural comprehension. This series of courses covering Two, Three and Four Note Modal Sequencing provides a student with a comprehensive range of information on multiple levels to help understand this crucial aspect of music. Twenty Nine different modes are covered for a student to practice and master these important structures. Each course from Modal Sequencing shows how every melodic sequence could be changed to create not only other melodic but also rhythmic permutations, which gives an improviser many choices when applying these melodies. A PDF showing the modal sequence along with MP3s and Midifiles to hear each exercise have been included for all sequences. This greatly aids overall development because the student can check their accuracy when playing, singing or doing ear training exercises. Each course of the Modal Sequencing provides you with multiple exercises that you can do to improve your ear training skills. No matter how you use these exercises, by working with them you are using musically familiar patterns that will prepare you to improvise or compose over common melodies you encounter throughout your musical life.

There are many ways these modal sequences can help your musicianship. Below are just some of the uses you will find for these courses:

  • Developing new ideas for improvising whether you are a beginner or an advanced player
  • Developing a deeper knowledge of the scales included in this study.
  • Developing your technical skills. Modal Sequences are a "super" chops building machine.
  • Developing your ear training skills by singing and hearing various examples.
  • Developing the ability to both technically and aurally recognize common melodic movement.
  • Developing a melodic language that allows you to be more compositional in your improvisations
  • Developing a way to organize scalar ideas.
  • Developing a way to use these melodic patterns on multiple metric levels.

What's in each Course?

First, if you look further down on this page you will see examples from PDFs from the series so you can get a better idea of the layout of each course. Modal sequencing is playing through a scale with a pattern, such as playing a scale ascending and descending with thirds. This type of technique has been around since at least the 17th century. One listen to Johann Sebastian Bach's music will give you many examples of using modal sequencing as will listening to any Jazz, Blues or Heavy Metal player.

The Two, Three and Four Note Modal Sequencing course uses 29 scales which include the following:

    This course concentrates on Three Note Melodic Sequences through 29 scales. There is a Bundle which contains all 29 scales or individual courses that contain only a subset of these scales. Below is a breakdown of the individual courses available for Three Note Modal Sequencing.

  • Three Note Modal Sequencing Bundle contains all 29 Scales
  • Three Note Modal Sequencing Group 1 contains the modes of Major
  • Three Note Modal Sequencing Group 2 contains the modes of Melodic Minor Ascending
  • Three Note Modal Sequencing Group 3 contains Symmetric, Major/Minor Pentatonic, Blues and Two modes of Harmonic Minor
  • Three Note Modal Sequencing Group 4 contains the modes of Harmonic Major

Videos Included!

Videos are included to help you apply modal sequencing and play them more musically.

Here is a list of videos include:

    Different scales are used more in certain idioms. Here are some overall recommendations:

  • If you want to develop a well rounded music education and know 29 of the most used scales purchase the Bundle(s).
  • Traditional rock players should choose Groups 1 and 3
  • Jazz players should choose the Bundle(s).
  • Country music players should choose Groups 1 and 3.
  • Blues only players should choose Group 3.
  • Heavy Metal players should choose Groups 1, 2 and 3.
  • Country music players should choose Groups 1 and 3.

Quick Links to Each Course

Each course includes a massive amount of PDFs, MP3s and Midifiles so that you can customize your study. Purchase the Bundle(s) to save money or individual courses if you prefer a single download.

Three Note Modal Sequencing Bundle

3 Note Modal Sequencing for All Instrumentalist Bundle by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Three Note Modal Sequencing Bundle is the most cost effective way to study!

The Bundle contains all 29 scales in the Three Note Series. It will allow a student to learn the most commonly used scales on their instrument plus it contains multiple ear training exercises to internalize the common melodies that are used in all types of music. If you want MEGACHOPS then look no further. These modal sequences will give you a massive quantity of awesome melodies and if you use the midifiles you can speed up your technique over time. These modal sequences are also great for exploring new improvisational ideas, so if you are tired of playing the same old thing, then this is the ticket to expanding your melodic palette!

Three Note Sequences Contain All Melodic Intervals Within an Octave

Remember that the Three Note modal sequences contain all melodic intervals so learning these sequences prepares you for any melody. In addition, the 29 scales provide you a lexicon of multiple melodic intervals within each sequence so you are covering a large number of the melodic shapes you may find in music.

Who should use the Modal Sequencing?course?

The quick answer is EVERYONE! But seriously, these sequences help you develop new ideas for improvisation and they will show up in your playing fast. They built build mega-chops but they also make your improvisation more compositional because you can pick sequences that have more affinity with a particular song rather than playing the same type of melodies on all songs. Modal Sequences also help you learn your instrument better and help you recognize scale patterns quickly. Modal sequences sound good at a slow or fast tempo so you will get great use out of them in your improvisations.

Playing Modal Sequences at Different Metric Levels

Playing modal sequences at multiple metric levels not only makes every sequence you learn more useful, but by also changing the type of rhythm used you can further disguise the sequence. Our Three Note Modal Sequence course goes into great detail on these subjects.

Examples from the Bundle Course Package.

Below are some examples from the Bundle Course which contains all 29 modes. There are five different types of files and each is tailored for a specific student level. You will find even more examples if you scroll down into the individual course offerings.

  • These type of files are meant for an advanced student who only needs to work with the ascending version of a sequence and can deduce the rest of the notes.
  • There are no audio files with these sequences.
  • Each sequence is presented in all 12 keys.
  • These files present all the 3 Note Modal Sequences in one file which moves through all 12 keys.
  • There is no audio for these types of files.
  • Each sequence is played Ascending and Descending through one octave.
  • There are twelve Three Note sequences for each key. All 12 keys are included.
  • There is no audio for these types of files.
  • Playing two or four note modal sequences in triplets or other odd rhythm groupings is a great way to disguise a sequence and also give it more interest.
  • Because these modal sequences are played ascending and descending through two octaves they are good files for an intermediate level student to use to learn a sequence.
  • There are 504 MP3s for this type of file. An example MP3 for the above score is found below:
  • There are also 504 midifiles for these PDFs so you can play them at any tempo.
  • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember, you can play these examples at any tempo, super slow or extremely fast, with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • There are 1008 MP3s for this type of file. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember, you can play these examples at any tempo... super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

Save money with the Three Note Modal Sequencing Bundle.

The bundle is a great way to save money. If you buy all four of the Three Note Modal Sequencing courses separately it will cost you 79.96. Get them now for the low price seen below.

Get the Three Note Modal Sequencing Bundle

ISBN: 9978-1-59489-428-2 This course includes: 54 Page PDF, 33,411 MP3s and 33,411 Midifiles

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Three Note Modal Sequencing Individual Courses

If you prefer to order one of the 4 groups that comprise the Bundle you will find information on each below:

3 Note Modal Sequencing Group 1for All Instrumentalist Group 1 by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Three Note Modal Sequencing Group 1

Each group consists of a number of related scales. Group 1 covers the modes of Major as seen below

    The modal sequencing courses have been set up to work in more than one way. That is because there are different levels of students working with these courses. But also as you learn a scale and move it through all keys, you become more familiar with it so you don't need to see the complete sequence written out. Each of the Modal Sequences therefore has the sequences written out in various ways to accommodate these situations.

    Keep these ideas in mind as you work through them:

    • Start the sequence at a tempo in which you are sure you are playing the correct notes.
    • Pay close attention to the physical way you are playing, to make sure it is the most ergonomic.
    • Say the note names or the degrees as you move through the scale until you feel it is second nature.
    • Try to sing the sequence over a drone or key center.
    • Use the "Long Line Rhythm" ideas as presented in the book to give a real boost to your speed.
    • Work with the ear training MP3s so that you can recognize the pattern when you hear it.

    The “Three Note Modal Sequencing” score and audio content

    Any seven note scale will have 6 intervals i.e. 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths and 7ths and each interval has two permutations for a total of 12. Therefore each scale will be permutated through these 12 combination in all keys.

    There are five different types of files found in this course. Two of these five types have audio in the form of MP3s and midifiles. Five different types of files are included because students require different types of files depending on their musicianship. As a student gets to know a scale or a sequence better they usually can deduce the rest of the sequence without seeing it totally written out. Keep in mind that you will find slight differences in how the modal sequence is written in different examples. This is done to make the sequence resolve on the beat.

    • These type of files are meant for an advanced student who only needs to work with the ascending version of a sequence and can deduce the rest of the notes.
    • There are no audio files with these sequences.
    • Each sequence is presented in all 12 keys.
    • These files present all the 3 Note Modal Sequences in one file which moves through all 12 keys.
    • There is no audio for these types of files.
    • Each sequence is played Ascending and Descending through one octave.
    • There are twelve Three Note sequences for each key. All 12 keys are included.
    • There is no audio for these types of files.
    • Playing two or four note modal sequences in triplets or other odd rhythm groupings is a great way to disguise a sequence and also give it more interest.
    • Because these modal sequences are played ascending and descending through two octaves they are good files for an intermediate level student to use to learn a sequence.
    • There are 504 MP3s for this type of file. An example MP3 for the above score is found below:
    • There are also 504 midifiles for these PDFs so you can play them at any tempo.
    • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo, super slow or extremely fast, with the midifiles that accompany this course.
    • There are 1008 MP3s for this type of file. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
    • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember, you can play these examples at any tempo... super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

    Get The Three Note Modal Sequence for all Instrumentalist Group 1 download today!

    ISBN: 978-1-59489-419-0

    54 Page PDF, 9506 MP3s and 9506 Midifiles.

    Status: In stock, Digital book is available for immediate access.


    Three Note Modal Sequencing Individual Courses

    Modal Sequencing 3 Note Group 2 by Bruce arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

    Three Note Modal Sequencing Group 2

    Each group consists of a number of related scales. Group 2 covers the modes of Melodic Minor Ascending which as seen below

      The modal sequencing courses have been set up to work in more than one way. That is because there are different levels of students working with these courses. But also as you learn a scale and move it through all keys, you become more familiar with it so you don't need to see the complete sequence written out. Each of the Modal Sequences therefore has the sequences written out in various ways to accommodate these situations.

      Keep these ideas in mind as you work through them:

      • Start the sequence at a tempo in which you are sure you are playing the correct notes.
      • Pay close attention to the physical way you are playing, to make sure it is the most ergonomic.
      • Say the note names or the degrees as you move through the scale until you feel it is second nature.
      • Try to sing the sequence over a drone or key center.
      • Use the "Long Line Rhythm" ideas as presented in the book to give a real boost to your speed.
      • Work with the ear training MP3s so that you can recognize the pattern when you hear it.

      The “Three Note Modal Sequencing” score and audio content

      Any seven note scale will have 6 intervals i.e. 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths and 7ths and each interval has two permutations for a total of 12. Therefore each scale will be permutated through these 12 combination in all keys.

      There are five different types of files found in this course. Two of these five types have audio in the form of MP3s and midifiles. Five different types of files are included because students require different types of files depending on their musicianship. As a student gets to know a scale or a sequence better they usually can deduce the rest of the sequence without seeing it totally written out. Keep in mind that you will find slight differences in how the modal sequence is written in different examples. This is done to make the sequence resolve on the beat.

      • These type of files are meant for an advanced student who only needs to work with the ascending version of a sequence and can deduce the rest of the notes.
      • There are no audio files with these sequences.
      • Each sequence is presented in all 12 keys.
      • These files present all the 3 Note Modal Sequences in one file which moves through all 12 keys.
      • There is no audio for these types of files.
      • Each sequence is played Ascending and Descending through one octave.
      • There are twelve Three Note sequences for each key. All 12 keys are included.
      • There is no audio for these types of files.
      • Playing two or four note modal sequences in triplets or other odd rhythm groupings is a great way to disguise a sequence and also give it more interest.
      • Because these modal sequences are played ascending and descending through two octaves they are good files for an intermediate level student to use to learn a sequence.
      • There are 504 MP3s for this type of file. An example MP3 for the above score is found below:
      • There are also 504 midifiles for these PDFs so you can play them at any tempo.
      • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember, you can play these examples at any tempo, super slow or extremely fast, with the midifiles that accompany this course.
      • There are 1008 MP3s for this type of file. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
      • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember, you can play these examples at any tempo... super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

      Get The Three Note Modal Sequence for all Instrumentalist Group 2 download today!

      ISBN: 978-1-59489-420-6

      54 Page PDF, 9506 MP3s and 9506 Midifiles.

      Status: In stock, Digital book is available for immediate access.


      Three Note Modal Sequencing Individual Courses

      Modal Sequencing 3 Note Group 3 for all instrumentalist by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

      Three Note Modal Sequencing Group 3

      Each group consists of a number of related scales. Group 3 covers two modes of Harmonic Minor and these scales: Two Symmetric, Two Pentatonic and the Blues Scales which as seen below

        The modal sequencing courses have been set up to work in more than one way. That is because there are different levels of students working with these courses. But also as you learn a scale and move it through all keys, you become more familiar with it so you don't need to see the complete sequence written out. Each of the Modal Sequences therefore has the sequences written out in various ways to accommodate these situations.

        Keep these ideas in mind as you work through them:

        • Start the sequence at a tempo in which you are sure you are playing the correct notes.
        • Pay close attention to the physical way you are playing, to make sure it is the most ergonomic.
        • Say the note names or the degrees as you move through the scale until you feel it is second nature.
        • Try to sing the sequence over a drone or key center.
        • Use the "Long Line Rhythm" ideas as presented in the book to give a real boost to your speed.
        • Work with the ear training MP3s so that you can recognize the pattern when you hear it.

        The “Three Note Modal Sequencing” score and audio content

        Because this Group contains six, seven and eight note scales there will be different numbers of permutations for scales with different number of notes.

        There are five different types of files found in this course. Two of these five types have audio in the form of MP3s and midifiles. Five different types of files are included because students require different types of files depending on their musicianship. As a student gets to know a scale or a sequence better they usually can deduce the rest of the sequence without seeing it totally written out. Keep in mind that you will find slight differences in how the modal sequence is written in different examples. This is done to make the sequence resolve on the beat.

        • These type of files are meant for an advanced student who only needs to work with the ascending version of a sequence and can deduce the rest of the notes.
        • There are no audio files with these sequences.
        • Each sequence is presented in all 12 keys.
        • These files present all the 3 Note Modal Sequences in one file which moves through all 12 keys.
        • There is no audio for these types of files.
        • Each sequence is played Ascending and Descending through one octave.
        • There are twelve Three Note sequences for each key. All 12 keys are included.
        • There is no audio for these types of files.
        • Playing two or four note modal sequences in triplets or other odd rhythm groupings is a great way to disguise a sequence and also give it more interest.
        • Because these modal sequences are played ascending and descending through two octaves they are good files for an intermediate level student to use to learn a sequence.
        • There are 528 MP3s for this type of file. An example MP3 for the above score is found below:
        • There are also 504 midifiles for these PDFs so you can play them at any tempo.
        • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo, super slow or extremely fast, with the midifiles that accompany this course.
        • There are 1056 MP3s for this type of file. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
        • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember, you can play these examples at any tempo... super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

        Get The Three Note Modal Sequence for all Instrumentalist Group 3 download today!

        ISBN: 978-1-59489-421-3

        54 Page PDF, 9506 MP3s and 9506 Midifiles.

        Status: In stock, Digital book is available for immediate access.


        Three Note Modal Sequencing Individual Courses

        If you prefer to order one of the 4 groups that comprise the Bundle book you will find information on each below:

        Modal Sequencing 3 Note Group 4 for all instrumentalist by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

        Three Note Modal Sequencing Group 4

        Each group consists of a number of related scales. Group 4 covers the modes of Harmonic Major which as seen below

          The modal sequencing courses have been set up to work in more than one way. That is because there are different levels of students working with these courses. But also as you learn a scale and move it through all keys, you become more familiar with it so you don't need to see the complete sequence written out. Each of the Modal Sequences therefore has the sequences written out in various ways to accommodate these situations.

          Keep these ideas in mind as you work through them:

          • Start the sequence at a tempo in which you are sure you are playing the correct notes.
          • Pay close attention to the physical way you are playing, to make sure it is the most ergonomic.
          • Say the note names or the degrees as you move through the scale until you feel it is second nature.
          • Try to sing the sequence over a drone or key center.
          • Use the "Long Line Rhythm" ideas as presented in the book to give a real boost to your speed.
          • Work with the ear training MP3s so that you can recognize the pattern when you hear it.

          The “Three Note Modal Sequencing” score and audio content

          Any seven note scale will have 6 intervals i.e. 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths and 7ths and each interval has two permutations for a total of 12. Therefore each scale will be permutated through these 12 combination in all keys.

          There are five different types of files found in this course. Two of these five types have audio in the form of MP3s and midifiles. Five different types of files are included because students require different types of files depending on their musicianship. As a student gets to know a scale or a sequence better they usually can deduce the rest of the sequence without seeing it totally written out. Keep in mind that you will find slight differences in how the modal sequence is written in different examples. This is done to make the sequence resolve on the beat.

          • These type of files are meant for an advanced student who only needs to work with the ascending version of a sequence and can deduce the rest of the notes.
          • There are no audio files with these sequences.
          • Each sequence is presented in all 12 keys.
          • These files present all the 3 Note Modal Sequences in one file which moves through all 12 keys.
          • There is no audio for these types of files.
          • Each sequence is played Ascending and Descending through one octave.
          • There are twelve Three Note sequences for each key. All 12 keys are included.
          • There is no audio for these types of files.
          • Playing two or four note modal sequences in triplets or other odd rhythm groupings is a great way to disguise a sequence and also give it more interest.
          • Because these modal sequences are played ascending and descending through two octaves they are good files for an intermediate level student to use to learn a sequence.
          • There are 504 MP3s for this type of file. An example MP3 for the above score is found below:
          • There are also 504 midifiles for these PDFs so you can play them at any tempo.
          • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember, you can play these examples at any tempo, super slow or extremely fast, with the midifiles that accompany this course.
          • There are 1008 MP3s for this type of file. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
          • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember, you can play these examples at any tempo... super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

          Get The Three Note Modal Sequence for all Instrumentalist Group 4 download today!

          ISBN: 978-1-59489-415-2

          54 Page PDF, 1512 MP3s and 1512 Midifiles.

          Status: In stock, Digital book is available for immediate access.

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