26 Jul I ordered Jerry Bergonzi’s Hexatonics book, the seventh volume in his Inside Improvisation series. I had looked through some of his previous. Jerry Bergonzi: INSIDE IMPROVISATION SERIES VOLUME 7: HEXATONICS, Paperback Book & CD Package, All Instruments, and thousands more titles. 19 Jan Practicing hexatonics is great way to improve technique and it’s also great for ear training. Hearing these different combinations of triads.

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Published on Jan View Download Have each hexatonic be I bar, 2 bars or 4 bars each. For example, over the C-7 chord, try any these hexatonics: Is there some sort of system or are they just presented randomly? Triads are incredibly strong sounding melodic devices. On a minor 7th chord, the upper Wad sounds the 9, n 1 and Try integrating this approach with other melodic materiaL:: Berklee Jazz Harmony You need the password D triad over e triad.

Played over it sounds the: For example, the conventional chords used in the Jazz idiom are oftentimes associated with parent chord-scales of seven or more tones melodic minor, major, minor, harmonic minor, and so on. The book starts out with a chapter dealing with a Major triad over a Major triad a whole step apart.

By limiting note selection to six tones each triad consisting of threea more concise sonority is created. Again, there are 72 different melodies written out. On some of these chords we are allowing much leeway.


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As with the other books in this series, there is aplay along CD to tryout all of these different sounds. B-jC- Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes of the grid as starting notes. I still think the book is useful and pretty fun to nerry with, though honestly I haven’t used it if a few months.

Practicing hexatonics is great way to improve technique and it’s also great for ear training. Each of the triads expresses a tonality. Programma del triennio di di D-jC- Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes of the grid as starting notes. The hexatonic to play is written above the bar with the chord symbol below.

J Due to the nature of this book and to economize space, the word triad will be omitted after the pitch name. The structure and “tensile strength” of triads give the melodic line an independent internal bregonzi.

They are easy to think of and combining them is an accessible task for the soloist. Jerry Bergonzi – Vol 2 – Pentatonics Documents. What follows is a list of different melodies derived from this hexatonic scale. Rendering these scales in the form of triad pairs yields more variety in tone color and suggests novel melodic possibilities.

This effect is multiplied when the triad pair is used over a root tone that is not present in either triad. Here are some great links to free sax solo transcriptions- Sax solos link Lucas Pickford’s transcriptions Charles McNeal’s tra 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 triad over the D triad.


Jerry Bergonzi – Inside Improvisation Vol. Hearing these different combinations of triads against different chords is a must for expanding your hexatojics pallet.

I have already been able to start applying some of the bergpnzi I’ve learned in just the first four chapters.

Inside Improvisation Volume 7 – Hexatonics

On an F7 chord, it sounds the: Gary book has more interesting permutations of pairs and Jerry’s book has more interesting applications.

Chord G 7 sus G t. This book will keep me busy for a long time, it’s really the most useful music book that I’ve run across in a long time. Donate to Casa Valdez!! Therefore, choosing key signatures, accidentals or even names jar the triads involved was not always an easy task.


There are 12 hexatonids selected from the list and transposed to all keys. A hexatonic scale is simply a scale of six notes, though these six notes are usually derived from two different mutually exclusive triads. Campbell’s approach in my Triad Pairs post.