2 Note Modal Sequencing for All Instrumentalist by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Two Note Modal Sequencing

Two Note Modal Sequencing for All Instrumentalists

The Two and Three Note Modal Sequencing are available as a BUNDLE. Please see this information before purchasing the Three Note Modal Sequencing course separately. 

Modal Sequencing has long been a tool that musicians use to create great melodies and to improve their technical ability and aural comprehension. This series of courses which is available as a cost effective BUNDLE covers Two and Three Note Modal Sequencing and provides a student with a comprehensive range of information on multiple levels to help understand this crucial aspect of music. Twenty Nine different modes are covered for a student to practice and master these important structures. Each course from Modal Sequencing shows how every melodic sequence could be changed to create not only other melodic but also rhythmic permutations, which gives an improviser many choices when applying these melodies. A PDF showing the modal sequence along with MP3s and Midi files to hear each exercise have been included for all sequences. This greatly aids overall development because the student can check their accuracy when playing, singing or doing ear training exercises. Each course of the Modal Sequencing provides you with multiple exercises that you can do to improve your ear training skills. No matter how you use these exercises, by working with them you are using musically familiar patterns that will prepare you to improvise or compose over common melodies you encounter throughout your musical life.

There are many ways these modal sequences can help your musicianship. Below are just some of the uses you will find for these courses:

  • Developing new ideas for improvising whether you are a beginner or an advanced player
  • Developing a deeper knowledge of the scales included in this study.
  • Developing your technical skills. Modal Sequences are a "super" chops building machine.
  • Developing your ear training skills by singing and hearing various examples.
  • Developing the ability to both technically and aurally recognize common melodic movement.
  • Developing a melodic language that allows you to be more compositional in your improvisations
  • Developing a way to organize scalar ideas.
  • Developing a way to use these melodic patterns on multiple metric levels.

Please Note: If you are a guitarist we highly recommend that you also work with the Guitar Technique and Physiology Course so that you develop the modal sequences with the proper technique.

What's in This Course?

First, if you look further down on this page you will see examples from PDFs from the series so you can get a better idea of the layout of each course. Modal sequencing is playing through a scale with a pattern, such as playing a scale ascending and descending with thirds. This type of technique has been around since at least the 17th century. One listen to Johann Sebastian Bach's music will give you many examples of using modal sequencing as will listening to any Jazz, Blues or Heavy Metal player.

The Two and Three Note Modal Sequencing course uses 29 scales which include the following:

Videos Included!

Videos are included to help you apply modal sequencing and play them more musically.

Here is a list of videos include:

Two Note Modal Sequencing

Two Note Modal Sequencing includes a massive amount of PDFs, MP3s and Midi files so that you can customize your study.

Two Note Modal Sequencing

2 Note Modal Sequencing for All Instrumentalist Bundle by Bruce Arnold for Muse Eek Publishing Company

Two Note Modal Sequencing Course

The Two Note Modal Sequencing Course contains all 29 scales in the Two Note Series. It will allow a student to learn the most commonly used scales on their instrument plus it contains multiple ear training exercises to internalize the common melodies that are used in all types of music. If you want MEGA CHOPS then look no further. These modal sequences will give you a massive quantity of awesome melodies and if you use the midi files you can speed up your technique over time. These modal sequences are also great for exploring new improvisational ideas, so if you are tired of playing the same old thing, then this is the ticket to expanding your melodic palette!

Two Note Sequences Contain All Melodic Intervals Within an Octave

Remember that the two note modal sequences contain all melodic intervals so learning these sequences prepares you for any melody. In addition, the 29 scales provide you a lexicon of multiple melodic intervals within each sequence so you are covering a large number of the melodic shapes you may find in music.

Who should use the Modal Sequencing course?

The quick answer is EVERYONE! But seriously, these sequences help you develop new ideas for improvisation and they will show up in your playing fast. They built build mega-chops but they also make your improvisation more compositional because you can pick sequences that have more affinity with a particular song rather than playing the same type of melodies on all songs. Modal Sequences also help you learn your instrument better and help you recognize scale patterns quickly. Modal sequences sound good at a slow or fast tempo so you will get great use out of them in your improvisations.

Playing Modal Sequences at Different Metric Levels

Playing modal sequences at multiple metric levels not only makes every sequence you learn more useful, but by also changing the type of rhythm used you can further disguise the sequence. Our Two Note Modal Sequence course goes into great detail on these subjects.

Examples from the Two Note Modal Sequencing Course.

Below are some examples from the Two Note Modal Sequencing Course which contains all 29 modes. There are five different types of files and each is tailored for a specific student level. You will find even more examples if you scroll down into the individual course offerings.

  • These type of files are meant for an advanced student who only needs to work with the ascending version of a sequence and can deduce the rest of the notes.
  • There are no audio files with these sequences.
  • Each sequence is presented in all 12 keys.
  • These files present all the 2 Note Modal Sequences in one file which moves through all 12 keys.
  • There is no audio for these types of files.
  • Each sequence is played Ascending and Descending through one octave.
  • There are twelve two note sequences for each key. All 12 keys are included.
  • There is no audio for these types of files.
  • Playing two or four note modal sequences in triplets or other odd rhythm groupings is a great way to disguise a sequence and also give it more interest.
  • Because these modal sequences are played ascending and descending through two octaves they are good files for an intermediate level student to use to learn a sequence.
    • There are 504 MP3s for this type of file. An example MP3 for the above score is found below:
  • There are also 504 midi files for these PDFs so you can play them at any tempo.
  • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember, you can play these examples at any tempo, super slow or extremely fast, with the midi files that accompany this course.
  • There are 1008 MP3s for this type of file. Keep in mind that there are also midi files for each example so you can play any exercise at any tempo.
  • You can use these études for ear training, sight reading, transcription or just to listen to ingrain the sound of the note in the key center. Remember, you can play these examples at any tempo... super slow or extremely fast with the midi files that accompany this course.

Get the Two Note Modal Sequencing Bundle

ISBN: 978-1-59489-427-5 This course includes: 54 Page PDF, 6 Videos 15 minutes in total, 6,048 MP3s and 6,048 Midi files

Status: Currently Available, Digital book is available for immediate download!

What people are saying:

  • I contacted Bruce because I was trying to get my improvisation going with the modes of major. He recommended doing some modal sequencing to give me ideas because honestly I had very few. I'm not much of a reader but by playing through a few of these sequences I quickly got some new ideas. I also purchased his "One Minute Lessons" which really helped me with adding in articulation to these various melodies. W. Volheim
  • I'm a sax player and really have to thank you for these modal sequences. Especially the Harmonic Major ones. It's really hard to find any good information on them on the internet and your information on how to apply them to diminished chords really showed me that these are important scales. I also like the various types of files found in the course. I needed everything spelled out for me when I started but now I just look at the ascending part of the scale and can figure out the rest. I highly recommend this course it's one of a kind!J. Anders
  • Being a singer it's always hard to find good courses that help me learn improvisation. This course with its MP3 was exactly what I needed. Having audio files really helped me hear these melodies and Mr. Arnold was correct I started just naturally singing these melodies quickly in my improvisations. I would recommend this course wholeheartedly. G. Butterfield
  • I'm not one for books that much but I do like this course. I can just spend a few minutes looking at a sequence then I've got it and can start sticking it into my improv. I also found the information in the book useful. It was direct and to the point. S. Takeshi


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