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Improvising Using Minor Triads Plus One Note

Using Triads, Plus One for Creating Melodic Solos

Published: 08 Jul 2013 Updated: 07 Sep 2021Visits: 28Code: UL107triMin

Topic: Improvisation ukulele Subjects: Intermediate Improvisation Advanced Triads Arpeggios Minor

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Improvising Using Minor Triads Plus One Note

Using Minor 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 minor triad these notes are the first, flat third and fifth (1 b3 5) of it’s corresponding major scale with the same root.

For C minor the notes are C Eb G. Our added note can be any diatonic ( part of a C minor scale ) or chromatic note ( not part of a C minor scale ).

One of the first notes to add that sounds great with a minor triad is a fourth of the scale. In the case of C minor that’s F for C Eb F G.

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