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Applying Pitch Class Sets To Improvisation Series

 

Applying Pitch Class Sets To Improvisation Series

There are a set of four books in this series which step you through learning to replace traditional harmony chords with pitch class set chords. This gives your playing a very modern sound and can be used in any idiom. No complicated pitch class theory is involved in this series it is straight out application to common chordal situations that all musicians encounter. For guitarists no reading skills are required because all chord voicings are given in chord diagrams. Grand staff versions of chord sequences are included for pianist as is the actual voicings for each chord for guitarist who read music. Various videos are included in some of the four books to help you see and hear the application of these pitch class set chord voicings to various musical situations in a number of styles. You can work on the four book in any order and order specific books by clicking on the links below.

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Half Price on All Four Books in this Series!

The BUNDLE gets you all four books in this series. If you want a way to get into pitch class set chord voicings without a lot of theory this is the course for you. Each of the four book steps you through a proven method for learning and applying these chords. Videos, MP3s and midi files help you learn to apply these chords. Guitar fret board diagrams as well as grand staff charts for pianists are included. These chord voicings can be used in any style and suggested listening examples are included to help you hear the application of these sounds to rock, metal, jazz, classical, country and blues idioms.

The BUNDLE includes the following books and videos

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Applying Pitch Class Set Chord Voicings to traditional harmony by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Applying Pitch Class Set Chord Voicings

Applying Pitch Class Set Chord Voicings to Traditional Harmony

A New Approach to playing Modern Chord Voicings

“Applying Pitch Class Set Chord Voicings” to Traditional Harmony” provides a student interested in modernizing their chord playing with four pitch class sets that effective create a new and intriguing sound for playing traditional harmony. Examples of using these pitch class set is shown through common chord progressions. This is a direct application course spending most of the time directly apply these pitch class set chords rather than looking in pitch class set theory or long preparatory work to begin the application of this concept. Common re-harmonization principles have also been avoided so the student will find this to be a quick method in applying pitch class sets to traditional harmony and should find with marginal practice that their ability to complete this book will only take a few months.

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Applying 013 Chord Voicings

There are a lot of different ways to approach the application of pitch class sets to traditional harmony and over the last three decades I’ve found some really nice ways to integrate this ideas. “Applying 013 Chord Voicings” explores a concept that I’ve developed of applying three to four trichord pitch class sets to traditional harmony which is just modern enough to create a fresh and pleasing sound, but not too dissonant or strange that the casual listener or traditional musician would find it hard to play over or too odd to be accepted as a legit sound for idioms such as jazz, rock or folk music. To find this balance of new sounds that don’t ruffle any feathers so to speak, wasn’t easy though now that I have worked with pitch class sets for almost 30 years, I wonder why I didn’t see it from the start! But exploring the realm of pitch class sets is a deep dive and I had no one to guide me but my musicianship and discerning ear so it took time just to explore the many combinations of possible notes to find the right balance for each musical situation I found myself in.

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Modal Pitch Class Set Chord Voicings

“Modal Application of Pitch Class Sets” is a collection of three note chord voicings using the pitch class sets 013, 015, 016, 025, 026 and 027. This course shows you how you can combine various pitch class sets to make great sounding combinations that work well over modal situations. These chords are not built in 3rds and are some of the common sounds you hear Allan Holdsworth play or the group Steely Dan. The beauty of these voicings is they can work on anything from contemporary country music to jazz to soloing over contemporary classical music. They are that versatile!

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Modal Chromatic Pitch Class Set Chord Voicings

“Modal Chromatic Pitch Class Set Chord Voicings” is a collection of three note chord voicings using the pitch class sets 013, 015, 016, 025, 026 and 027 with various chromatic passing chords.. This course shows you how you can combine various pitch class sets to make great sounding chromatic lines. These chords are not built in 3rds and again are some of the common sounds you hear Allan Holdsworth play or the group Steely Dan. The beauty of these voicings is even the chromatic passing chords can be used in any idiom.

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