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Exploring Improvisation on `Ukulele Using Tetrachords

A tetrachord is a series of four tones filling in the interval of a perfect fourth. This smaller module becomes a bit more manag

Published: 02 Jan 2005 Updated: 12 Jan 2014Visits: 33Code: UL115

Topic: Improvisation ukulele ANY Subjects: Theory Improvisation Advanced Jazz Tetrachord

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Exploring Improvisation on `Ukulele Using Tetrachords

Traditionally, a "Tetrachord" is a series of four tones filling in the interval of a perfect fourth. In modern usage a tetrachord is any four-note segment of a scale or tone row including the augmented fourth (+4). The term tetrachord derives from ancient Greek music theory, it literally means four strings.

A Tetrachord of tetrascale approaches improvisation utilizing this smaller module of four notes vs. a more traditional scale approach. This smaller module becomes a bit more manageable.

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