MODAL QUADRANGULATION (Minor Quads - Short Melodic Etude)
In this short melodic etude I illustrate another of my favorite ways to practice the concepts and ideas presented in my book: MODAL QUADRANGULATION (Melodic Phrases and Exercise Ideas using Intervals of a 4th) over a cycle of 4ths with "minor 7" chords.
This type of modern melodic phrasing, which uses the interval of a 4th as the primary building block and architectural element of the melodic line is ideal for covering intricate harmonic movements and responding to the swift turns and twists of such sonic changes.
The goal of this type of exercising is to try to create a continuous line that uses the concept or phrasing idea that we are working on and that will revolve through all 12 keys of a selected type of harmony. In this case I have selected a minor 7 sonority as the foundation of my cycle of 4ths. This etude is also ideal for endurance, stamina and finger independence.
"Minor Quads" Etude (PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation).
"HD Video" of the Etude (at tempo and slowed down).
2 Backing Tracks (Slow / Fast).
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"Minor Quads" Etude (PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation). "HD Video" of the Etude (at tempo and slowed down). 2 Backing Tracks (Slow / Fast).