The Diminished Scale: A Modern Jazz Guitar Approach – Part 3

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The diminished scale is a musical structure that was used extensively in early twentieth-century classical music in the works of such composers as Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, and Bartok.

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The Diminished Scale: A Modern Jazz Guitar Approach part 3 covers:

  • An introduction to the 20 four-note chords and an explanation of how they were derived
  • Introduction to the system for exploring the four-note chords as a primary chord paired with a sibling or secondary chord
  • Names for each four-note chord based on traditional names or variations thereof
  • Exploration of the 24 different versions of each four-note chord
  • Numerous musical examples for applying each pair of four-note chords both harmonically as chords and melodically as arpeggios
  • Examples using many different ideas for creative application of the material, including various string sets, combinations of chords/arpeggios, and varied melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic permutations
  • Discussion of adding a fifth note to four-note chords for a more dense texture
  • Mixture of open strings with fretted notes for more textural options, with examples from each diminished scale
  • Sample single-note and chord-based lines from standard chord progressions that give real-world examples of integrating these diminished sounds into improvisations in an organic, flowing manner
  • Bonus content written materials including a suggested system for learning and practicing the various four-note chords as they relate to the more familiar diminished seventh chord and a table comparing the 20 four-note chords in this class with the those in the set class list compiled by music theoretician Allen Forte, used by many contemporary classical composers and theoreticians.
  • Running time: 105 minutes
  • Includes 36 pages of written examples and exercises
  • All musical examples from the video are provided in music notation, tablature, and chord grid form.
  • Each example performance in the video is titled and numbered for easy navigation.
  • MP3 backing tracks for written examples, including full-length track for improvisation practice

3-Part Series

"" Class one of this series concentrates on the basics of the diminished scale, how and when to use it, and how to weave it organically into single-note improvisations. 
"" Class two covers all 14 triads and/or three-note structures within the diminished scale, how to find them and voice them on the guitar, and how to use them for comping and soloing. 
"" Class three locates and investigates all 20 four-note chords or structures from the diminished scale and presents them in a guitar-friendly context that will make them easy to implement for comping and soloing.

The Diminished Scale: A Modern Jazz Guitar Approach – Part 3 Class Content | Tom Lippincott

The Diminished Scale: A Modern Jazz Guitar Approach part 3 covers:

  • An introduction to the 20 four-note chords and an explanation of how they were derived
  • Introduction to the system for exploring the four-note chords as a primary chord paired with a sibling or secondary chord
  • Names for each four-note chord based on traditional names or variations thereof
  • Exploration of the 24 different versions of each four-note chord
  • Numerous musical examples for applying each pair of four-note chords both harmonically as chords and melodically as arpeggios
  • Examples using many different ideas for creative application of the material, including various string sets, combinations of chords/arpeggios, and varied melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic permutations
  • Discussion of adding a fifth note to four-note chords for a more dense texture
  • Mixture of open strings with fretted notes for more textural options, with examples from each diminished scale
  • Sample single-note and chord-based lines from standard chord progressions that give real-world examples of integrating these diminished sounds into improvisations in an organic, flowing manner
  • Bonus content written materials including a suggested system for learning and practicing the various four-note chords as they relate to the more familiar diminished seventh chord and a table comparing the 20 four-note chords in this class with the those in the set class list compiled by music theoretician Allen Forte, used by many contemporary classical composers and theoreticians.
  • Running time: 105 minutes
  • Includes 36 pages of written examples and exercises
  • All musical examples from the video are provided in music notation, tablature, and chord grid form.
  • Each example performance in the video is titled and numbered for easy navigation.
  • MP3 backing tracks for written examples, including full-length track for improvisation practice

3-Part Series

Class one of this series concentrates on the basics of the diminished scale, how and when to use it, and how to weave it organically into single-note improvisations.
Class two covers all 14 triads and/or three-note structures within the diminished scale, how to find them and voice them on the guitar, and how to use them for comping and soloing.
Class three locates and investigates all 20 four-note chords or structures from the diminished scale and presents them in a guitar-friendly context that will make them easy to implement for comping and soloing.
The Diminished Scale: A Modern Jazz Guitar Approach - Part 3
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