Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V19E
Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V19E
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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 which are also called a two triad pair. Each three note group is also frequently referred to as a "trichord." 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, G and Gb, Bb, Db are two 037 pitch class sets. The 037 is a major triad and contains a minor third (descending from the 5th to the 3rd of the chord) and a 5th which is the 5th down to the root. This is a great sequence because it forms part of a diminished scale and you will find a ton of useful applications which are discussed in the course.
Unique Aspect of These Two Triad Pair Books
All of Mr. Arnold's books have a sharp focus on the ear training aspect of any technique or idea. "Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence" Series is no different. Each example is always relating the idea of how you would hear this in real music. This book includes a section where the two triad pair are put into common chord progressions but more importantly are shown 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 three note pairs that I've used in compositions and improvisations. To see all two triad pair 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 two triad pair 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 V19E 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 V19E 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
1st Inversion Exercise
2nd Inversion Exercise
Random combinations of closed position along with 1st and 2nd inversion.
Random combinations of closed position along with 1st and 2nd inversion and rhythm permutation
2nd Set of Exercises in Harmonic and Melodic Equivalence V19E Course
Here are a few examples from the 2nd set of exercises.
Atomic Scales 1st Rotation
Atomic Scales 2nd Rotation
Atomic Scales 3rd Rotation
Atomic Scales 4th Rotation