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Improvising Using Diminished Triads Plus One Note

PUBLISHED: Mar 25, 2014 UPDATED: Dec 24, 2016 • VIEWS: 0 • LESSON CODE: UL107triDim

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: advancedarpeggiosimprovisationintermediatetriadsdiminished

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Improvising Using Diminished Triads Plus One Note

Using Diminished Triad Arpeggios - Plus One for Creating Melodic Solos.

With chord tones, the notes of a chord playing a predominant role in writing melodies and in improvised melodies. The triad plus one additional note is a great melodic device for creating melodies - either written or improvised.

A triad contains three notes.

For a diminished triad these notes are the first, flat third and flat fifth (1 b3 b5) of it's corresponding major scale with the same root.

For C diminished the notes are C Eb Gb. Our added note can be any diatonic ( part of a C diminished scale ) or chromatic note ( not part of a C diminished scale ). One of the first notes to add that sounds great with a diminished triad is a fourth of the scale. In the case of C minor that's F for C Eb F Gb. This gives a Bluesy sound.

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