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Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V14A Trichord Pair

This course examines a two 3 note pair is part of a melodic minor scale and therefore very useful in compositions and improvisation. This combination gives you a new modern sound to use this common scale. The Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V14A Trichord Pair book gives you an overview of the eight books in this series so it is a great book to own in order to see how the books in this series relate to each other and what are the overall qualities of each volume. This is book covers a non-symmetrical pair that is extremely useful in improvisation.

Two Trichords

Two 3 note pairs and also be called “two trichords.” Two trichords which unlike a two triad pair are not build in thirds. The term was coined by Milton Babbitt to distinguish a three note collection from a triad built in 3rds. Trichords form a sound that is very useful to a modern improviser both as melodic and harmonic content. Through the Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence Series these trichords are studied in-depth. I think you will find them to be a welcome addition to your improvisational palette.

Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V14A Trichord Pair

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Background Information on a Two Triad Pair or Two Trichords

“Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence Trichord Pair” is a series of books that will help you to develop many different musical skills simultaneously. The source materials for this book are exercises that contain two 3 note groupings which are not built in thirds. First a little background, “two triad pairs” consist of two 3 note groupings that are built in 3rds. These combinations typically use a major, minor, diminished or augmented triad and when grouped into a collection of two are called a “two triad pair.”

A trichord pair on the other hand takes any of the 9 other possible 3 note combinations and builds pairs using these pitch class sets. These include 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 024, 025, 026 and 027. Any three note group can be referred to as a “trichord” but is more commonly used when speaking of a three note grouping not built in thirds. Trichords can also be referred to as non-tertial two triad pairs.

The exercises found in this course use many different types of harmonic and melodic ideas that can be superimposed over common chord progressions, scales and other musical situations. This course concentrates on the 026-016 combination. An example of that would be C, Db, G and Eb, F, A. These six notes work over all the chords that are associated with the melodic minor ascending scale. The 14A book discussed each of the eight books in this 14 series and is highly recommended for understanding the 026-106 relationship There are also many charts included in this course to show you how C, Db, G and Eb, F, A function in all 12 keys as well as targeted exercises to master this sound.

Unique Aspect of These Two Trichord Books

The two trichord books are pretty unique to the Muse Eek Publishing Inc. catalog. The various non-tertial two triad pairs found in this collection are both beautiful and highly applicable to modern improvisation. They work well as a melodic and harmonic device and Mr. Arnold has written a body of work through both recordings, videos and books dedicated to these non-tertial combinations. As with all of Mr. Arnold’s books there is a sharp focus on the ear training and the “Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence Two Trichord” Series is no different. Each exercise or chart is always relating back to the idea of how you would hear these notes within a key center. This book includes a section where the two trichord pair are put into common chord progressions but more importantly shows you how these progressions relate to the overall key center. Learning music based on how your hear it rather than relating everything to a chord by chord approach is the rosetta stone of music. This is the secret to the previously undecipherable mystery of understanding music from an aural perspective.

Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence Series

This course is part of the Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence Series which explores over 50 different either trichord pairs or two triad pairs. To see all volumes follow the link above to explore each volume and hear examples from each course as well as finding links to compositions that I’ve written using each combination.

Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence Exercises

This course is divided up into two sets of exercises written in treble and bass clef. The 1st set of exercises gets gradually harder but also more musical. Depending upon your musical skills you can start anywhere you want but for beginners I would recommend starting from the 1st exercise of the five. The 2nd set of exercises are called “Atomic Scales.” These exercises are a technical exercise that really helps you to learn these ideas but also sound great as a melody right off the bat. There are 6 different types of “Atomic Scales” exercises in this course. You don’t have to play every exercise in every key. But doing this will greatly increase the likelihood of you using it in real music in the future. Below is a listing of the exercises found in this course:

  • Closed position studies.
  • 1st inversion studies.
  • 2nd inversion studies.
  • Random combinations of closed position along with 1st and 2nd inversion.
  • Random combinations of closed position along with 1st and 2nd inversion with rhythmic displacement.
  • Atomic Scales Exercise 1
  • Atomic Scales Exercise 2
  • Atomic Scales Exercise 3
  • Atomic Scales Exercise 4
  • Atomic Scales Exercise 5
  • Atomic Scales Exercise 6

Explanation of 2nd Set of Exercises in Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V14A Trichord Pair Course

Below is an explanation for each set of the 6 different atomic scale exercises found in this course. Three octave sequences that move back and forth between the two 3 note groups are presented in six different configurations. These exercises are highly melodic and can be used verbatim as melodies when soloing. If we thought of the three notes as A,B,C then there would be six different ways to combine these notes. i.e. ABC, ACB, BAC, BCA, CAB and CBA. All exercises include MP3s as well as midi files so that you can hear and play these exercises at any tempo as well as versions in all 12 keys.

  • Three octave sequences that move back and forth between the two 3 note groups in the ABC sequence
  • Three octave sequences that move back and forth between the two 3 note groups in the ACB sequence
  • Three octave sequences that move back and forth between the two 3 note groups in the BAC sequence
  • Three octave sequences that move back and forth between the two 3 note groups in the BCA sequence
  • Three octave sequences that move back and forth between the two 3 note groups in the CAB sequence
  • Three octave sequences that move back and forth between the two 3 note groups in the CBA sequence

1st Set of Exercises in Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V14A Trichord Pair Course

Here are a few examples from the 1st set of exercises. A complete list of the different types of exercises can also be found below.

Closed Position Exercise

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1st Inversion Exercise

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2nd Inversion Exercise

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Random combinations of closed position along with 1st and 2nd inversion.

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Random combinations of closed position along with 1st and 2nd inversion and rhythm permutation

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2nd Set of Exercises in Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V14A Course

Here are a few examples from the 2nd set of exercises.

Atomic Scales 1st Rotation

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Atomic Scales 2nd Rotation

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.muse-eek.com/mp3/HandMEV14A/02-016-026-Degree-1-b2-b3-4-5-6-Atomic-Scale-Ex-2-Key-F 2.mp3

Atomic Scales 3rd Rotation

  • 03-016-026-Degree-1-b2-b3-4-5-6-Atomic-Scale-Ex-3-Key-Bb-Harmonic-and-Melodic-Equivalence-V14A-by-bruce-arnold-for-muse-eek-publishing-inc

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Atomic Scales 4th Rotation

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Atomic Scales 5th Rotation

  • 05-016-026-Degree-1-b2-b3-4-5-6-Atomic-Scale-Ex-5-Key-Ab-Harmonic-and-Melodic-Equivalence-V14A-by-bruce-arnold-for-muse-eek-publishing-inc

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Atomic Scales 6th Rotation

  • 06-016-026-Degree-1-b2-b3-4-5-6-Atomic-Scale-Ex-6-Key-Db-Harmonic-and-Melodic-Equivalence-V14A-by-bruce-arnold-for-muse-eek-publishing-inc

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TOC in the Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V14A Trichord Pair Course:

  • How to Use This Course
  • Harmonic/Melodic Possibilities of 026-016 combination.
  • Chord Possibilities of this 026-016 combination
  • Two triad pairs rotations Starting on every eighth note
  • How to think of these an 026-016 combinations that are used in this course
  • The 026-016 combination Daily Exercise-Atomic Scales
  • Thinking of these two triad pairs as applications to Modes
  • Thinking of these two triad pairs as One Scale
  • C, Db, G and Eb, F, A as One Scale in All Keys
  • Forming chord progressions with two triad pairs
  • Forming extended chord progressions with two triad pairs
  • Choosing chord progressions from two triad pairs
  • Additional practice ideas

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Additional Information for Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V14A Trichord Pair:

  • Digital Edition 978-1-59489-268-4
  • One 14 page PDF explaining exercises, 5 different types of exercises, 328 pages of exercises in PDF format in treble and bass clef.
  • Information and examples of forming extended chord progressions with this two triad pair.
  • MP3’s and Midi files for all exercises.
  • 12 MP3s from Tuba MetroDrone┬«

What people are saying:

Hey Bruce, this 026-016 series is quite useful. Especially the 14A volume which I finding a lot uses. That fact that it works over the chords and modes of melodic minor ascending is very cool. The parallel symmetricality between the inside and outside sets is intriguing! I wouldn’t expect that from a none symmetrical scale. Very thought provoking! J. Ogland

Just wanted to drop you an email and tell you how much I’m enjoying theHarmonic and Melodic Equivalence Series. I was going to ask if you ever work with none symmetrical trichords pairs but I see this new 026-016 series is covering one of those groupings. I read recently that you said that each combination is like a reservoir of melodic ideas and I like to think that way about these two trichord groupings. By the way, 026 and 016 are such useful trichords, I use them as chords and melody for a dominant chord and it gives me some great sounds! K. Mann

Hello Mr. Arnold, I just purchased some of your books from the Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence Series. I’m new to the idea of playing with two three note groups. I appreciate your artist output with the various CDs using this concept. I really like the Cloudwalking CD and the 024 Alap track. I initially thought that these two three note groups would be some sort of weird sound but the 024 Alap and the Ingenue track are just beautiful. Thanks for all you work in this field. H. Reinhardt