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LESSON 3
The Trichords associated with first steps of the harmonic functions
 
Bb Blues. The main objective of the third lesson learn to build musical phrases using only the Trichords associated with first steps of the harmonic functions. The third lesson contains only the Minor Pentatonic Scale. The first and second exercises consist of three pairs of the Blues Changes - one listening example, then in the next repeats exactly the same thing. All samples consist of musical phrases starting and ending notes corresponding first steps of the harmonic functions identified in the table in green. In the first exercise on the Tonics used the Upper Trichord built down from the first step of the Tonic function (lettering score the Upper Trichord highlighted in blue), the Subdominant used the Lower Trichord built up from the first step of the Subdominant function (lettering score the Lower Trichord highlighted in red), the Dominant used the Upper Trichord built up from the first step of the Dominant function (lettering score the Upper Trichord highlighted in blue) 
 
 
 
In the second exercise on Tonics used Lower Trichord built up from the first step of the Tonic function (red), Subdominant used Lower Trichord built up from the first step of the Subdominant function (red), Dominant used Upper Trichord built up from the first step of the Dominant function (blue)  
 
 
 
In the third exercise, play in turn using only Trichords associated with first steps of the harmonic functions. Try to keep only within the limits of Trichords. Three tracks in a row, of which the first and third I begin, and the second you start 
 
 
 
In the final fourth exercise of the third lesson also play in turn. Now a little expand the scope of, and take the liberty be used as Trichords and Melodic movements around a central tones, but so far, only in connection with the first steps of the harmonic functions. Three tracks in a row, of which the first and third I begin, and the second you start
 
 
 
 
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