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We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. Weiskopf discusses examples of a large number of triad pairs that are derived from the major and minor scales, the diminished, whole tone and augmented scales and the application of his method on polychords.

In between the staffs are the basic accompanying chords that also serve as chord changes for the solos. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab Add to watch list. The next example deals with the dominant seventh sus4 chord. Apparently, the shape of the melodic lines prevails over application of the correct scales to the chords, which results in interesting examples of outside notes.

His advice to examine the relationship between the rows, by applying them first in compositions, before they are transferred into improvisations is quite open-ended. Recording artist and master improviser, Walt Weiskopf, presents the simple technique of “triad pairs” using only two triads to create long, exciting phrases for all improvisers.

Due to this difference, there are only two overlaps between the two: The twelve-tone rows are interrelated because they share common interval connections. Tip Moving the mouse cursor over the top of the page will display the menu bar.

The first is about the direction of the half-note coupling: Five of the non-symmetric rows and two of the symmetric rows can appear in different orderings that are related to different steering trichords. Because in the ii-V-I progression Emin7 b5 — A7 b9 — Dm, all chords are in the key of D harmonic minor, the triad pair Gm, Amaj 5 will sound well and inside all three chords – recalling a common embellishment of the minor chord in the bebop style.


By transposing its hexatonic scale up a tritone and adding the resulting scale to the original one, the twelve-tone row in bar 2 is derived. Unfortunately, the implications of the predominant three-ness as a result of the trichord manipulations are not given attention in his book.

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Walt Weiskopf (Author of Intervallic Improvisation)

These repeated notes, marked in grey colors, together form the C whole-tone scale. The effect is the same as with the triad pairs in the previous example: Remarkably, all authors consider their models as an addition to existing chord-scale improvisation. The Modern Sound, Walt Weiskopf. Just as Weiskopf, they are able to precisely define the relationships between their operations and the underlying chord structures.

Small exercises constructed with random selections helped them to develop their awareness and hearing of the interval combinations.

Intervalic Improvisation – A player’s Guide

In the resulting six-note patterns displayed in the following example each pattern is transposed to start from the root note c. After what has been said about Garzone in subchapter 3. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Review Guidelines Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product. Gary Campbell also has a book out on triad pairs and weiskkpf really nice.

Finally, he discusses the related or embedded rows. Wsiskopf you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank. His analysis of this developmental process, his chromatic concepts of tonal and non-tonal superimpositions and his sketch of the parallels with the development of classical music through the ages served as an illustrative theoretical background. Practice all two trichord combinations using all transpositions [transposition, extension].

To some students the thorough and comprehensive structure of this publication caused certain pessimism, because they felt that they should master his tone rows and weisklpf completely before they would be able to apply them to their everyday improvisational language. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other jntervallic.


The same with first rotation trichords [rotation, transposition].

Intervallic Improvisation: The Modern Sound

Be respectful of artists, readers, and your fellow reviewers. They hear modern jazz musicians improvise more intervallically and lack a method for developing this vocabulary. As a result this triad pair sounds pretty much outside but still has a discernable relation to the underlying chord.

All examples are thoroughly analyzed and evaluated in order to determine their potential use in contemporary jazz practices. Although Garzone states that he is borrowing from the twelve-tone scale, he does not intend to create any twelve-tone collections. Both in his examples and in his practical instructions, he thoroughly addresses the twelve-tone operations of transposition, rotation and extension. Walt’s book is excellent.

For the coupling of his triads, Garzone principally uses minor seconds. As to the applications of twelve-tone techniques, all authors in one way or another present their personal strategies to create tone rows. Do you usually like this style of music? For instance, looking once again at example 3. Other elements are rooted into diatonic harmony, such as his limitation to the use of the four diatonic triads, and his avoidance of obvious twelve-tone terminology such as retrograde and rotation.

In the left column of his table intervalljc possible triad pairs are listed, in the right one the appropriate keys. See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab The following applications of trichords and rows in a tonal context are examples of operations that quickly became part of my personal improvisational language.

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The latter ascends back to the C triad in its first inversion that ascends to the Db triad in a displayed permutation of its root position. This row contains two twelve-tone rows, each with six notes repeated. Is it a good teaching tool?

This triad pair creates an ambiguous tonality. However the coupling between C and E is made by repeating the common note e.

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