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One way to create a hexatonic scale is to combine the notes of two triads that don’t have any common tones. Triads are incredibly strong sounding melodic devices.
Bsrgonzi are easy to think of and combining them is an accessible task for the soloist. Practicing hexatonics is great way to improve technique and it’s also great for ear training.
Hearing these different combinations of triads against different chords is a must for expanding your tonal pallet.
Figuring out which triads lend particular colors to different chords adds detail to your playing. Some hexatonics are consonant sounding against a chord type. Some of the hexatonics presented in this book sound quite exotic and require attention to get in your ear.
It is useful to note that chord symbols can leave a lot to be desired and may not completely capture what the composer had in mind. We improvise “in” the sound of the voicing and using hexatonic voicings and lines can lend a very contemporary sound. There are numerous hexatonic scales. This book will focus on the ones that are practical for the improviser and composer. As with the other books in this series, there is a play along CD to tryout all of these diflerent sounds.
As already stated, a hexatonic scale can be derived by combining the notes of two triads that do not share any common tones. To write it down or to give it a name, we will call it D triad over C triad. Die D triad over C triad The reason the D triad is over the e triad is because it is more consonant sounding than e jedry over the Jrry triad.
When the e triad is voiced on top it creates minor ninth intervals which are dissonant. D triad over e triad can be written and played in any inversion, for example: J Due to the nature of this book and to economize space, the word triad will be omitted after the pitch name.
It should be assumed, from this point on, that Die means: D triad over e triad. Ordinarily, that symbol would mean a D triad over a e bass note. In most ofthe following examples and etudes accidentals only apply to the note they are attached to.
In some cases additional naturals are given. Some of the hexatonics in this book create a high level of tonal ambiguity. Therefore, choosing key signatures, accidentals or even names jar the triads involved was not always an easy task. So, when the same hexatonic in one place is referred to as “G: This hexatonic can be played over many different chords.
What follows is a list of different melodies derived from this hexatonic scale. Rather hexatoics practice hwxatonics of them, select a few, and play them in all keys in order to gain flexibility with these hexatonics. Jerry are 12 melodies selected from the list and transposed to all keys. Choosing just a few of these melodies and playing them in all keys is more beneficial than trying play too many and not really getting them down. D Heatonics Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes of the grid as starting notes.
Have each hexatonic be 1 bar, 2 bars or 4 bars each. DIC Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes hexahonics the grid as starting notes. U 1’1 ttl “-” “Have each hexahonics be 1 bar,2 bars or 4 bars each. The hexatonic to play is written above the bar with the chord symbol below. Note that sometimes the hexatonic includes an avoid note. Natural 11 hecatonics a dominant chord is an avoid note but it sounds fine when bbergonzi in passing.
The motion defines the context.
Chord G 7 sus G t. D 7 sus C7 hexahonics G7 sus: Again, there are 72 different melodies written out. Select a few to practice and play in all keys keeping in mind what chords they may fit over. IT Ffq r ra B-jC Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes of the grid as starting notes.
Have each hexatonic 1 bar,2 bars or 4 bars each. When the Hexatonica triad is voiced over the C triad, major 7th intervals are sounded. If you invert these triads and voice the C triad on top of the B triad, minor 9th intervals are sounded. In some instances you might want the more dissonant sound of minor 9ths. This major over major hexatonic can fit over many chords. Try it, you might like it! On a minor 7th chord, the upper triad sounds the 9,: On a dominant chord, the two triads include the: G-7 7 F-7 BP” Of course, improvising and using only one particular hexatonic sounds very onedimensional.
Nevertheless, it is a jegry way to practice in order to make it your own. Try integrating this approach with other melodic material. Try anticipating the dominant chord by playing the hexatonic on the preceding minor 7 chord. This is meant to be a particular sound and, begonzi course, overusing it would be comparable to over-spiced food. For the minor 7th chords you may either use the hexatonics given on the previous page or play any “regular” scale.
D7l19 B ‘ D G7 Ct. G ‘ F-7 Bi: On a minor 7th chord, the upper Wad sounds the 9, n 1 and I I F-7 Bb? On a minor 7th chord, the upper triad sounds the 9, n 1 and Like a blues scale, in the wrong hands this could be devastating! E-7 A7 D-7 G7 Of course, improvising and using only one particular hexatonic sounds very onedimensionaL Nevertheless, it is a good way to practice in order to make it your own.
Try integrating this approach with other melodic materiaL:: I 5 9 5 9 Try progressions 1 and 2 with this hexatonic, too. Try antiCipating the dominant chord by playing the hexatonic on the preceding minor 7 chord.
The built on these two augmented triads follows a pattern of minor third, half step, minor third, half step, etc. Also, try improvising using any rhythm but starting your phrase on the notes of the grid.
The chords in parenthesis are optional as they create more of an altered sound. F;IC Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes of the grid as starting notes. G-7 7 Hexatonics in parenthesis create hsxatonics higher degree of tension. The sixth hexatonic is two minor triads a whole step apart. Please note though, that any of the hexatonics can be applied to any of the tunes and progressions in the book.
Of course, context is everything! Hexatonicd some of these chords we are allowing much leeway.
For example, when playing the over a A,7 chord, it sounds the major 7 as well as the ,7, which will work in certain circumstances. On an F7 chord, it sounds the: Played over it sounds the: See also Chapter 9. B-jC-Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes of the grid as starting notes. B- jC-Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes of the grid as starting note”. See also Chapter 8. Have each hexatonic be I bar, 2 bars or 4 bars each. D jC-Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes of the grid as starting notes.
It fits well over diminished chords or dominant chords that are being played with diminished scales.
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It could also be used on minor chords. In this bergojzi, it is the C that is the unusual note that creates the rub. It has a nice “bluesy” flavor, too. Try applying any of the hexatonics to progressions 13 and For example, over the C-7 chord, try any these hexatonics: For example, over the D-7 chord, try any of these hexatonics: For example, over the A-7 chord, try any of these hexatonics: