Chop Busters Series

Who you going to call for advanced technical development on your instrument?

Chop Busters Series consists of two types of downloadable exercises.

  • Traditional exercises.
  • Pitch Class Set exercises

MetroDrone

With all Chopbuster exercises I highly recommend working with the MetroDrone which will teach you how to use “Long Line Rhythm “ to gain speed and accuracy. It will also help you hear each exercise in the right key center.

Click on title to go directly to Traditional Chopbuster Exercises.

Click on title to go directly to Chopbuster Pitch Class Set Exercises.

Two Note Sequencing for 22 Modes in all Keys for all instruments

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Two Note Modal Sequencing:

All 22 Modes through all 2 note combinations in all keys

There are 22 scales or modes that are commonly used in contemporary music. This book presents you with the two note modal sequences in every key. Modal sequencing is a common way to learn scales through melodic patterns. These patterns will help you find new ways of playing each scale and greatly aid in the memorization of all scales in all keys.

If you need a better understanding of the modes presented it is recommended that you work with the Essential Scales book to better understand the application of all scales. It is recommended that you play these scales over vamps so that you hear the scale in the proper key. You will find free vamps in the member’s area of the muse-eek. Or for a more complete collection with a full band and each track in every key I'd recommend:

Get Two Note Sequencing for 22 Modes in all Keys for all instruments...download today!


Three Note Sequencing for Major Modes in all Keys for all instruments...

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Three Note Modal Sequencing Volume One:

Major Modes through all 3 note combinations in all keys

This book presents you with the three note modal sequences in every key for the modes of Major. Modal sequencing is a common way to learn scales through melodic patterns. These patterns will help you find new ways of playing each scale and greatly aid in the memorization of all scales in all keys.

If you need a better understanding of the modes presented it is recommended that you work with the Essential Scales book to better understand the application of all scales. It is recommended that you play these scales over vamps so that you hear the scale in the proper key. You will find free vamps in the member’s area of the muse-eek. Or for a more complete collection with a full band and each track in every key I'd recommend:

Get Three Note Modal Sequencing Volume One...download today!


ChopBusters: 013 Ascending and Descending Diatonic Chords of Major Modes

ChopBusters: 013 Diatonic Chords Ascending and Descending in Major Modes

ChopBusters: 013 Ascending and Descending Diatonic Chords of Major Modes

"ChopBusters: 013 Ascending and Descending Diatonic Chords of Major Modes" is part of a series of books that explores various technical exercises to help gain familiarity and technical proficiency with advanced improvisational concepts. This book will also help a student develop the ability to play 013 voicings in modal settings. The chord vocings are playable on any chordal instrument.

This book gives you diatonic chords for all the modes of major. That includes Major, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian. These chords are played sequentially up and down each mode in all 12 keys. The voicings used are in closed position which make them playable on all chordal instruments along with making them physically easier to master. There are MP3s and midi files that come with this "ChopBuster" course which can be used to check your accuracy, but also to slowly build up your speed.

Below are two examples from the “ChopBusters: 013 Ascending and Descending Diatonic Chords of Major Modes."

  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

This course has many related books and courses that will increase your understanding of pitch class set theory as well as various ways you can apply these structures both melodically and harmonically.

The goal of this study is to find inspiring sounds and ideas as you practice which you can then use in your composition and improvisation.

Many student are weak in their ability to identify key centers when presented with a modal setting.

Get ChopBusters: 013 Ascending and Descending Diatonic Chords of Major Modes...download today!


ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 1

013 Diatonic Chords for Major Modes: Pyramid Volume One

ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 1

"ChopBusters: 013 Diatonic Chords for Major Modes, Pyramid One" is part of a series of books that explores various technical exercises to help gain familiarity and technical proficiency with advanced improvisational concepts. The "Pyramid Series" presents chords in a modal sequence that creates a pattern. These patterns are a useful tool for memorizing diatonic chords but are also a very musical way to apply the 013 diatonic chords to the Major Modes. The audio files that accompany this course will help you hone your accuracy, but can also be used for ear training and improvisation.

This book gives you diatonic chords for all the modes of major. That includes Major, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian. These chords are played sequentially up and down each mode in all 12 keys. The voicings used are in closed position which make them playable on all chordal instruments along with making them physically easier to master. There are MP3s and midi files that come with this "ChopBuster" course which can be used to check your accuracy, but also to slowly build up your speed.

Below are two examples from the “ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 1."

  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

This course has many related books and courses that will increase your understanding of pitch class set theory as well as various ways you can apply these structures both melodically and harmonically.

The goal of this study is to find inspiring sounds and ideas as you practice which you can then use in your composition and improvisation.

Many student are weak in their ability to identify key centers when presented with a modal setting.

Get ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 1...download today!


ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 2

013 Diatonic Chords for Major Modes: Pyramid Volume Two

ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 2

"ChopBusters: 013 Diatonic Chords for Major Modes, Pyramid One" is part of a series of books that explores various technical exercises to help gain familiarity and technical proficiency with advanced improvisational concepts. The "Pyramid Series" presents chords in a modal sequence that creates a pattern. These patterns are a useful tool for memorizing diatonic chords but are also a very musical way to apply the 013 diatonic chords to the Major Modes. The audio files that accompany this course will help you hone your accuracy, but can also be used for ear training and improvisation.

This book gives you diatonic chords for all the modes of major. That includes Major, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian. These chords are played sequentially up and down each mode in all 12 keys. The voicings used are in closed position which make them playable on all chordal instruments along with making them physically easier to master. There are MP3s and midi files that come with this "ChopBuster" course which can be used to check your accuracy, but also to slowly build up your speed.

Below are two examples from the “ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 2."

  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

This course has many related books and courses that will increase your understanding of pitch class set theory as well as various ways you can apply these structures both melodically and harmonically.

The goal of this study is to find inspiring sounds and ideas as you practice which you can then use in your composition and improvisation.

Many student are weak in their ability to identify key centers when presented with a modal setting.

Get ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 2...download today!


ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 3

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ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 3

"ChopBusters: 013 Diatonic Chords for Major Modes, Pyramid One" is part of a series of books that explores various technical exercises to help gain familiarity and technical proficiency with advanced improvisational concepts. The "Pyramid Series" presents chords in a modal sequence that creates a pattern. These patterns are a useful tool for memorizing diatonic chords but are also a very musical way to apply the 013 diatonic chords to the Major Modes. The audio files that accompany this course will help you hone your accuracy, but can also be used for ear training and improvisation.

This book gives you diatonic chords for all the modes of major. That includes Major, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian. These chords are played sequentially up and down each mode in all 12 keys. The voicings used are in closed position which make them playable on all chordal instruments along with making them physically easier to master. There are MP3s and midi files that come with this "ChopBuster" course which can be used to check your accuracy, but also to slowly build up your speed.

Below are two examples from the “ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 3."

  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

This course has many related books and courses that will increase your understanding of pitch class set theory as well as various ways you can apply these structures both melodically and harmonically.

The goal of this study is to find inspiring sounds and ideas as you practice which you can then use in your composition and improvisation.

Many student are weak in their ability to identify key centers when presented with a modal setting.

Get ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 3...download today!


ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 4

ChopBusters: 013 Diatonic Chords for Major Modes, Pyramid Four

ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 4

"ChopBusters: 013 Diatonic Chords for Major Modes, Pyramid Four" is part of a series of books that explores various technical exercises to help gain familiarity and technical proficiency with advanced improvisational concepts. The "Pyramid Series" presents chords in a modal sequence that creates a pattern. These patterns are a useful tool for memorizing diatonic chords but are also a very musical way to apply the 013 diatonic chords to the Major Modes. The audio files that accompany this course will help you hone your accuracy, but can also be used for ear training and improvisation.

This book gives you diatonic chords for all the modes of major. That includes Major, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian. These chords are played sequentially up and down each mode in all 12 keys. The voicings used are in closed position which make them playable on all chordal instruments along with making them physically easier to master. There are MP3s and midi files that come with this "ChopBuster" course which can be used to check your accuracy, but also to slowly build up your speed.

Below are two examples from the “ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 4."

  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

This course has many related books and courses that will increase your understanding of pitch class set theory as well as various ways you can apply these structures both melodically and harmonically.

The goal of this study is to find inspiring sounds and ideas as you practice which you can then use in your composition and improvisation.

Many student are weak in their ability to identify key centers when presented with a modal setting.

Get ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 4...download today!


ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 5

ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 5

ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 5

"ChopBusters: 013 Diatonic Chords for Major Modes, Pyramid Five" is part of a series of books that explores various technical exercises to help gain familiarity and technical proficiency with advanced improvisational concepts. The "Pyramid Series" presents chords in a modal sequence that creates a pattern. These patterns are a useful tool for memorizing diatonic chords but are also a very musical way to apply the 013 diatonic chords to the Major Modes. The audio files that accompany this course will help you hone your accuracy, but can also be used for ear training and improvisation.

This book gives you diatonic chords for all the modes of major. That includes Major, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian. These chords are played sequentially up and down each mode in all 12 keys. The voicings used are in closed position which make them playable on all chordal instruments along with making them physically easier to master. There are MP3s and midi files that come with this "ChopBuster" course which can be used to check your accuracy, but also to slowly build up your speed.

Below are two examples from the “ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 5."

  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

This course has many related books and courses that will increase your understanding of pitch class set theory as well as various ways you can apply these structures both melodically and harmonically.

The goal of this study is to find inspiring sounds and ideas as you practice which you can then use in your composition and improvisation.

Many student are weak in their ability to identify key centers when presented with a modal setting.

Get ChopBusters: Diatonic Chords of Major Modes Pyramid 5...download today!


ChopBusters 013: Diatonic Chords of Symmetrical Diminished Scale Ascending and Descending

ChopBusters 013: Diatonic Chords of Symmetrical Diminished Scale Ascending and Descending

ChopBusters 013: Diatonic Chords of Symmetrical Diminished Scale Ascending and Descending

"ChopBusters 013: Diatonic Chords of Symmetrical Diminished Scale Ascending and Descending" is part of a series of books that explores various technical exercises to help gain familiarity and technical proficiency with advanced improvisational concepts. This study presents the diatonic chords build with a 1/2 step and a minor third ascending and descending through the Symmetrical Diminished Scale. 12 different chords are have been chosen and then combined in 36 different ways and then played in 12 keys. This book will give you a life time of interesting chord sequences to use over any situation where a dominant chord can be used or more specifically where you want to use a Symmetrical Diminished sound. The audio files that accompany this course will help you hone your accuracy, but can also be used for ear training and improvisation.

Below are two examples from the “ChopBusters 013: Diatonic Chords of Symmetrical Diminished Scale Ascending and Descending."

  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

This course has many related books and courses that will increase your understanding of pitch class set theory as well as various ways you can apply these structures both melodically and harmonically.

The goal of this study is to find inspiring sounds and ideas as you practice which you can then use in your composition and improvisation.

Many student are weak in their ability to identify key centers when presented with a modal setting.

Get ChopBusters 013: Diatonic Chords of Symmetrical Diminished Scale Ascending and Descending...download today!


ChopBusters 014: Diatonic Chords of Symmetrical Diminished Scale Ascending and Descending

ChopBusters 014: Diatonic Chords of Symmetrical Diminished Scale Ascending and Descending

ChopBusters 014: Diatonic Chords of Symmetrical Diminished Scale Ascending and Descending

"ChopBusters 014: Diatonic Chords of Symmetrical Diminished Scale Ascending and Descending" is part of a series of books that explores various technical exercises to help gain familiarity and technical proficiency with advanced improvisational concepts. This study presents the diatonic chords build with a 1/2 step and a major third ascending and descending through the Symmetrical Diminished Scale. 16 different chords are have been chosen and then combined in 54 different ways and then played in 12 keys. This book will give you a life time of interesting chord sequences to use over any situation where a dominant chord can be used or more specifically where you want to use a Symmetrical Diminished sound. The audio files that accompany this course will help you hone your accuracy, but can also be used for ear training and improvisation. As you will hear from the examples below 014 is very useful for a jazz musician when playing the music of Thelonious Monk. Monk’s use of 1/2 steps, Major 7th and b9’s within his chord voicings can be simulated very well with the use of 014s.

Below are two examples from the “ChopBusters 014: Diatonic Chords of Symmetrical Diminished Scale Ascending and Descending."

  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.
  • There are 3 MP3s for each étude each gets progressively faster. Since these études make more musical sense when play at a faster tempo the MP3s below start with the fastest MP3 and then get slower. Keep in mind that there are also midifiles for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • Level 2 MP3 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • Level 1 for example above with 2 measure count-off which also creates the key center.
  • You can use these exercises for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of a key center created by a modal progression. Remember you can play these examples at any tempo... Super slow or extremely fast with the midifiles that accompany this course.

This course has many related books and courses that will increase your understanding of pitch class set theory as well as various ways you can apply these structures both melodically and harmonically.

The goal of this study is to find inspiring sounds and ideas as you practice which you can then use in your composition and improvisation.

Many student are weak in their ability to identify key centers when presented with a modal setting.

Get ChopBusters 014: Diatonic Chords of Symmetrical Diminished Scale Ascending and Descending...download today!


ChopBusters: Two Trichord Ascending and Descending Scales...

Chopbuster Two Trichords Ascending and Descending Scales

ChopBuster Two Trichord Ascending and Descending Scales

A collection of 12 exercises based on two trichords that are played ascending and descending in all 12 keys.

Each Hexatonic scale in this study is derived from two symmetrical trichords as seen in the list below. The chords that these scales work over is included so it can be applied to all the relevant musical situations. All keys are shown for each combination. This is an excellent source for developing new sounds via tertial and non- tertial based structures for use in contemporary music.

If you need a better understanding of the how to apply these various triads and tetrads I would recommend the following books as source materials:

Get ChopBusters: Two Trichord Ascending and Descending Scales...download today!


ChopBuster Two Trichord Modal Sequence...

Chopbuster Two Trichords Modal Sequencing

ChopBuster Two Trichord Modal Sequence

A collection of 12 exercises based on two trichords that are played in a 3 note modal sequence both ascending and descending. 6 permutations of each hexatonic scale is sequenced in all keys. This is an excellent study for developing a lyrical use of all 12 three note pitch class sets.

Each Hexatonic scale in this study is derived from two symmetrical trichords as seen in the list below. The chords that these scales work over is included so it can be applied to all the relevant musical situations. All keys are shown for each combination. This is an excellent source for developing new sounds via tertial and non- tertial based structures for use in contemporary music.

If you need a better understanding of the how to apply these various triads and tetrads I would recommend the following books as source materials:

Get ChopBusters: Two Trichord Modal Sequence ...download today!


ChopBuster Two Trichord Hexatonic Exercises...

Chopbuster Two Trichords Hexatonic Exercise

ChopBuster Two Trichord Hexatonic Exercises

A collection of 12 exercises based on two trichords that include all permutations of the symmetrical trichords. Great for developing melodic ideas and physical ability to work with a hexatonic scale. This is an excellent study for developing a lyrical use of all 12 three note pitch class sets.

Each Hexatonic scale in this study is derived from two symmetrical trichords as seen in the list below. The chords that these scales work over is included so it can be applied to all the relevant musical situations. All permutations are shown for each combination. This is an excellent source for developing new sounds via tertial and non-tertial based structures for use in contemporary music.

If you need a better understanding of the how to apply these various triads and tetrads I would recommend the following books as source materials:

Get ChopBusters: Two Trichord Hexatonic Exercises...download today!


ChopBuster Two Trichord Hexatonic Sweeps...

Chopbuster Two Trichords Hexatonic Sweeps

ChopBuster Two Trichord Hexatonic Sweeps

A collection of 12 exercises based on two trichords that include all permutations of the symmetrical trichords played a sweeps. These sweep arpeggios are designed for guitarists but can be used by any instrumentalist to create soaring angular melodies. These exercises are wonderful for developing melodic ideas and physical ability when working with a hexatonic scale. This is an excellent study for developing more comtemporary sounding melodies using three note pitch class sets.

Each Hexatonic scale in this study is derived from two symmetrical trichords as seen in the list below. The chords that these scales work over is included so it can be applied to all the relevant musical situations. All permutations are shown for each combination. This is an excellent source for developing new sounds via tertial and non- tertial based structures for use in contemporary music.

If you need a better understanding of the how to apply these various triads and tetrads I would recommend the following books as source materials:

Get ChopBusters: Two Trichord Hexatonic Sweeps...download today!


Permutation of Tertial Triad and Tetrad Harmony...

Permutation of Tertial Triad & Tetrad Harmony222X300

Permutation of Tertial Triad and Tetrad Harmony Volume One:

18 permutation of major, minor, diminished and augmented triads plus the 96 permutations of 13 seventh chord

This ChopBuster course presents the 18 permutations of major, minor, diminished and augmented triads along with the 96 permutations of 13 commonly used seventh chords. 976 pages in total. This is an excellent source for developing command of the commonly used tertial structures in contemporary music.

If you need a better understanding of the how to apply these various triads and tetrads I would recommend the following books as source materials:

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Pitch Class Set Exercises: Trichord Sequence exercises for pitch class set 013679

Trichord Sequence exercises for pitch class set 013679

013679 Pitch Class Set

The 013679 pitch class set is great when used over a dominant chord sound because of it's close associating with the half step, whole step scale also known as Symmetrical Diminished. This book contains 90 pages of 8 note melodic sequences played over a three octave range.

Suggest practice schedule: One page should be learned each day and applied to musical situations.

This book will take 3 months to complete. Some instruments may have less range and therefore should adjust as needed. Written in treble clef and usable by any instrument.

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Pitch Class Set Exercises: Trichord Sequence 2 exercises for pitch class set 013679 TWO

Trichord Sequence 2 exercises for pitch class set 013679 TWO

013679 Pitch Class Set

This book is a continuation of the Trichord Duel Modal Sequences for Pitch Class Set 013679. It presents exercises to build technique facility and melodic ideas for soloing and composing with two trichords. i.e. C, D, Eb and F#, G#, A would be two 013 trichords. All combinations of possible trichords are presented.

This version of the 013679 pitch class set is great when used over a diminished chord sound because of it's close associating with whole step, half step scale also known as Diminished. This book contains 90 pages of 8 note melodic sequences played over a three octave range.

Suggest practice schedule: One page should be learned each day and applied to musical situations.

This book will take 3 months to complete. Some instruments may have less range and therefore should adjust as needed. Written in treble clef and usable by any instrument.

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Pitch Class Set Exercises: All Rotations for pitch class set 013568 for all instruments

All Rotations for pitch class set 013568 for all instruments

Pitch Classes: A, Bb, C, E, F, G

Pitch Class Set Prime Form: 013568

This book contains all melodic combinations within a two octave range for Pitch Class Set 013568. It presents exercises to build technique facility and melodic ideas for soloing and composing with a hexatonic scale and/or two trichords. i.e. A, Bb, C and E, F, G would be two 013 trichords. All combinations of possible trichords are presented. These exercises are great for applying the following trichords to a major scale and it's related modes.

Like the pitch class set 013578 013568 is also great for use over many of the diatonic chords on a major scale. Below are some of the possible chord sounds:

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The follow list contains no avoid notes and therefore can be used freely on the chord type and of course as a chord voicing.

  • C: 6 b7 1 3 4 5 dom_7sus4
  • D: 5 b6 b7 2 b3 4 dom_7sus4
  • Eb: b5 5 6 b2 2 3 dom7
  • G: 2 b3 4 6 b7 1 min7, dom_7sus4
  • A: 1 b2 b3 5 b6 b7 dom7, dom_7sus4
  • Bb: 7 1 2 b5 5 6 min_maj7, maj7

See Sonic Resource Guide for more lists like the above. Suggested practice schedule: One page should be learned each day and applied to musical situations. Each example should be played cycle 5. You should also change the phrasing by starting on and off the beat. i.e. start on 1, 1and, 2, 2and etc... Please use vamps in the member's area for backing tracks to correctly hear the key center. This book will take 3 months to complete. Written in treble clef and usable by any instrument.

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Pitch Class Set Exercises: All Rotations for pitch class set 013578 for all instruments

All Rotations for pitch class set 013578 for all instruments

Pitch Classes: A, Bb, C, D, E, F

Pitch Class Set Prime Form: 013578

This book contains all melodic combinations within a two octave range for Pitch Class Set 013578. It presents exercises to build technique facility and melodic ideas for soloing and composing with a hexatonic scale and/or two trichords. i.e. A, Bb, C and D, E, F would be two 013 trichords. All combinations of possible trichords are presented. These exercises are great for applying the following trichords to a major scale and it's related modes.

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Like the pitch class set 013568 013578 is also great for use over many of the diatonic chords on a major scale. Below are some of the possible chord sounds:
The follow list contains no avoid notes and therefore can be used freely on the chord type and of course as a chord voicing

  • C: 6 b7 1 2 3 4 dom_7sus4
  • D: 5 b6 b7 1 2 b3 dom7, dom_7sus4
  • G: 2 b3 4 5 6 b7 min7, dom_7sus4
  • Ab: b2 2 3 b5 b6 6 dom7
  • A: 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 dom_7sus4
  • Bb: 7 1 2 3 b5 5 maj7

See Sonic Resource Guide for more lists like the above. Suggested practice schedule: One page should be learned each day and applied to musical situations. Each example should be played cycle 5. You should also change the phrasing by starting on and off the beat. i.e. start on 1, 1and, 2, 2and etc... Please use vamps in the member's area for backing tracks to correctly hear the key center.
This book will take 3 months to complete. Written in treble clef and usable by any instrument.

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Pitch Class Set Exercises: Two Octave Displacements for 025 for all instruments

Pitch Classes: C, G, A

Pitch Classes Inversion; C Eb, F

Pitch Class Set Prime Form:025

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This book contains all melodic combinations within a two octave range for Pitch Class Set 025 and it's inversion.

Among other applications these type of melodic lines are useful for large leap melodies and
"sheets of sound" type applications. These exercises advance technique facility along with melodic ideas for soloing and composing.

Inversions of 025 is also included which gives you a complete other set of chords to use with this structure

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Pitch Class Set Exercises: Atomic Scales 027:

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Atomic Scales is a fancy name for using three note scales as a vehicle for improvisation and composition. Smaller groups of notes are very useful because they provide more possible applications when applying them to different musical situations. This book applies this idea to both a three note group(s) which I call a trichord(s) and a six note group which I call a hexatonic scale i.e. a six note group of notes. A hexatonic scale can of course be divided up into to groups of three notes (in other words two trichords).
This book concentrates on using a three note scale (pitch class set). The pitch class set used in this book is 027. An example of an 027 would be D, E, A. Another example would be E, F#, C#. This book looks at using both of these 027s. An indepth explanation of 027 is presented along with exercises to apply these groupings to many chord types. A fingering pattern chart is included to help guitarists apply this information to the guitar fretboard along with melodic patterns that any instrumentalist can use to apply 027s to their instrument.

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