Tertial Octatonics by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Tertial Octatonics

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Want to create a modern sound from those tired old arpeggios?

Tertial Octatonics is the answer. It creates a very modern sound for those old standby 7th chord arpeggios.

It's time to explore the possibilities of the eight note scale.

Octatonic scales contain eight notes. Most musicians are familiar with the Octatonic scales commonly referred to as the Diminished and Symmetrical Diminished. But there are actually 29 Octatonic Scales and these scales are excellent alternatives for improvisation and composition when working over a Dominant 7th or Dominant 7sus4 key center.

Using two tetrads (4 note chords) as a vehicle for Octatonic Scales

This book contains all the possible combinations of two seventh chords to create an Octatonic Scale. It also gives you exercises to apply these arpeggios as well as information on the origin of each Octatonic scale. You will get the following with this course:

  • All tetrad combinations that form an Octatonic Scale using 11 common 7th chords.
  • Information on how to hear these scales
  • Information on how to practice these scales
  • Applications of Octatonic Scales to chord progressions
  • Hints on how to apply these structures to get a modern sound in your playing

What Tertial Octatonics Covers:

This course concentrates on the possible ways to combine two 7th chord structures into an Octatonic Scale. By using two 7th chords together you can form an Octatonic Scale. These combinations create a great sound and are fairly easy to access if you know your 7th chords. (If you don't know your 7th chord these "two tetrad" combinations can really help you to master them.) For each "two tetrad" combination I've also listed which chords these structures can be used over for improvisation or composition thus creating a rich resource of sound to add to your palette.

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What people are saying:

Definitely for the advanced musician... This book opens up a whole new world of sound when improvising over a Dominant 7th or 7sus4 chord. Highly recommended!!R. Schneider

I've always wondered about other possible eight note scales besides the diminished scale. This course really opened my eyes to a lot of new possible sound for a diminished scale and other 8 note scales.S. Yung

Definitely recommended for anyone who wants to explore the possibilities of applying 7th chords to alternate situations. D. Teague

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Muse-Eek Publishing Company is a publishing house with a broad focus on music education. Muse-Eek also publishes fine art and poetry books, and has its own record label, Muse-Eek Records. Our online presence, Muse-Eek.com specializes in the publication of music workbooks, video courses and sound and video recordings that teach the foundation of good musicianship through groundbreaking and innovative methods along with traditional methods that have been taught for centuries. These historic methods date back through centuries of great musicians and educators. To see these interesting relationship please see Bruce Arnold's Music Education Genealogy Chart which tells you a lot about the where many of his educational ideas took root and some of the educational pillars that are evident throughout the books you find on this website. The Muse-Eek Records catalogue contains a diverse selection of music much of it by Bruce Arnold in collaboration with some of today's best players in classical, jazz, rock and avant-garde music. These are available in CD, DVD and mp3 formats. We believe in a working relationship with our music education customers; they are free to interact with the author after purchasing a book to help them through any material they don’t understand or which they need further clarification. We also have a member's area which contains a wealth of free information to help a student understand music at a deeper level and access additional files for our books. Many of our books offer cutting edge ideas regarding ear training, guitar technique, rhythm and time. These methods have a proven track record. Our main author Bruce Arnold has taught at some of the most prestigious music schools in the world, including Princeton, Dartmouth, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, The New School and NYU. Along with Mr. Arnold's publications on the Muse-eek.com website he has also written books and appeared in educational DVDs for MelBay and Truefire. Over the years Mr Arnold has used his experiences with his students to develop a program that can elevate a musician's ability to world class caliber. If you have questions about any of our books or recordings please send us an email. Along with general questions about either our record label or our publishing company we also welcome questions to help a student choose the proper materials to reach their goals. We have over 300 products to help you learn any style of music and to develop your musicianship to its peak. We also make recommendations for practice schedules for students who use our methods to get the most out of their study time. This, along with personal interaction with Bruce through email, nurtures the student's ability through a closely monitored situation, ensuring there is no wasted time or misunderstanding.