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Practice Cycles and Sequences

Sequences and cycles for practicing scales, intervals, melodic sequences and arpeggios.

PUBLISHED: Jan 6, 2011 UPDATED: Mar 27, 2017 • VIEWS: 17 • LESSON CODE: UL31seq

Instruments: ukulele guitar music banjo mandolin piano ANY kazoo Subjects: intermediateadvancedjazzpracticerocktheory

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Practice Cycles and Sequences

Sequences and cycles for practicing scales, intervals, melodic sequences and arpeggios.

These sequences also help in learning where any interval is of a given note, the chord tones of chords and aides in memorizing scales.

These cycles are based on intervals. An interval is a distance between two notes. You get this distance by counting the lines and spaces between the two notes, including both notes. The interval between C and E is a third.

An interval can be expressed generically. Such as, E is the third of C and specifically by including the interval type, E is the major third of …

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