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LESSON 5
The Trichords and Melodic movements around of 5th steps of the harmonic functions
 
Bb Blues. The main objective of the fifth lesson learn to build musical phrases using the Trichords and Melodic movements around of 5th steps of the harmonic functions. The fifth lesson contains only Minor Pentatonic Scale. The first and second exercises consist of three pairs of 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 5th steps of the harmonic functions identified in the table in green. Remind you about what is the 5th step of chord. Reference point is the Natural Major Scale in which the steps are marked as follows: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8(the same 1). Chords a combination multiple sounds, forming vertical, built by thirds, that is, we get a series of steps:  1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and all steps may be the altered (lowered or raised) except the first step. In this case, we are interested in chords consisting of four notes: 1, 3, 5, 7. There are five main types of seventh chords: Major 7th 1, 3, 5, 7;  Dominant 7th ("7th chord") 1, 3, 5, 7bMinor 7th 1, 3b, 5, 7bHalf-Diminished 7th 1, 3b, 5b, 7b;  Diminished 7th 1, 3b, 5b, 7bb(6). In the most commonly used in blues is Dominant 7th chord ("7th chord"), the fifth step of the harmonic functions will be on 5th above from the first steps. Since the fifth step of dominant not have in the minor pentatonic scale, we take the central tone the first step of the dominant function.  In the first exercise hold out the 5th steps of the Tonic and Subdominant harmonic functions, the Dominant function 1st step, then play: Central Tone, step down, Central Tone (within the framework of the Minor Pentatonic Scale), and then: Central Tone, step up, Central Tone (within the framework of the Minor Pentatonic Scale) 
 
 
 
In the second exercise will build on the fifth steps of the harmonic functions Trichords. The Tonic function is used Upper Triсhord (Blue), built up from the 5th step of the Tonic function. In first track the Subdominant function is used Lower Trichord (Red), built up from the 5th step of the Subdominant function. In second track the Subdominant function is used Upper Triсhord (Blue), built down from the 5th step of the Subdominant function. The Dominant function is used Upper Triсhord (Blue), built up from the 1st step of the Dominant function  
 
 
 
In the third exercise, play in turn using Trichords and Melodic movements around of 5th steps of the Tonic and the Subdominant functions, as a central tone using on the dominant function - 1st step. 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 fifth lesson also play in turn. A little more expand the scope and used Trichords and Melodic movements around a central tones in connection with the 1st, 5th and 7th 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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