Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V5

*Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V5*

*Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V5*

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## Melodic Rotations Learning to Improvise More Based on the Composition

“Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence” is a series of books that will help you to develop many different musical skills simultaneously. The source materials for these books are exercises that contain two 3 note groupings, also called “trichords,” that are manipulated in various ways. These exercises use many different types of harmonic and melodic ideas that can be superimposed over common chord progressions, scales and other musical situations. The exercises found in these courses are also great for singing and rhythm studies. Finally, the “Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence” course concentrates on the use of the three note pitch class sets (trichords) by pairing each trichord with another trichord with the same prime form. For instance, in this volume C, E, B and D, F#, G are both 015 pitch class sets because they both contain a 1/2 step and a Perfect 4th within their interval structure. This is a great sequence because it uses six notes that are find in any of the major modes therefore you will find a ton of useful applications which are discussed in the course.

## Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence Series

This course is part of the Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence Series which explores over 40 different three note pairs that I’ve used in compositions and improvisations. To see all volumes follow the link 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 V5 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 V5 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

MP3 example

1st Inversion Exercise

MP3 example

2nd Inversion Exercise

MP3 example

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

MP3 example

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

MP3 example

## 2nd Set of Exercises in Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V5 Course

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

Atomic Scales 1st Rotation

MP3 example

Atomic Scales 2nd Rotation

MP3 example

Atomic Scales 3rd Rotation

MP3 example

Atomic Scales 4th Rotation

MP3 example

Atomic Scales 5th Rotation

MP3 example

Atomic Scales 6th Rotation

MP3 example

*TOC in the Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V5 Course: *

*TOC in the Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V5 Course:*

- How to Use This Course
- Harmonic/Melodic Possibilities of Two 015s
- Chord Possibilities of Two 015s
- Rotations Starting on Every Eighth Note
- Two 015s in Modal Playing
- How to Think of the 015s Used in This Course
- 015 Daily Exercise-Atomic Scales
- Thinking of the Trichords as Modes
- Thinking of the Trichords as One Scale
- C, E, B and D, F#, G as One Scale in All Keys
- Additional Practice Ideas

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Additional Information for Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V5:

- Digital Edition 978-1-59489-340-7
- One 11 page PDF explaining exercises, 5 different types of exercises, 328 pages of exercises in PDF format in treble and bass clef
- MP3’s and Midi files for all exercises.
- 12 MP3s from Tuba MetroDrone®

## What people are saying:

*Bruce I just wanted to write in to tell you how much I’m enjoying this new course. 015 has such a beautiful sound and two of them together is awesome! J. Ogland*

*As each new volume comes out in this series I’m struck by unique characteristic of each combination and how they can be used to replace our normal harmonic system. A real eye opener for those musicians who are striving for something new. A. Williams*

*Hey Bruce just a quick email to let you know how much I’m enjoying the Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence Series. Using them both to get new ideas and for ear training. It interesting to use these books for singing exercises. The ones you would think would be easy like the Volume 19A gets to be really difficult as you try these patterns over various keys. W. Opperheim*

*Keep up the good work Bruce. These books are giving a whole new insight into a new and intriguing sound! W. Young*