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For C7, Gm7 or Gm7 -> C7

Descending Stepwise

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w

Root

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w

3rd

7th

5th

&
b

Connecting Arpeggios: Version 3

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bw

n b

b

& b n b

3rd
&

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Gm

5th

B b 7

7th

b .

Same Arpeggios with Octave Displacement

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7th

b n b

Connecting Arpeggios: Version 1

& b n b
Connecting Arpeggios: Version 2

G m7

b n b

B b 7

& b

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5th

3rd E

b .

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b
b
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Connecting Arpeggios: Version 3

Connecting Arpeggios with Octave Displacement

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n
b

Practice Loops
The bar lines have been eliminated to illustrate how the construction generates cross-rhythmic lines.

Gm

n b .
..
.

& .. b n b .. b

n
b
3rd
5th

& .. b

n b
b

B b 7

7th

b .
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n b

n b ..
&.
n b
n b .

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b

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n b

Lines Organized by Scale Degree


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Basic step-wise constructions:

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b
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b
w

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& b
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b
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Add an arpeggio.


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Lines Organized by Scale Degree

If possible, add two arpeggios.

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n b
& b

n b
& b
&

n b
# b
*

* Remember that an enclosure is another way to steer the line towards chord tones on downbeats.

Combined V-I System


C7

I
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII

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b
b

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& b b b

II

& b

III

&

IV

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V
VI
VII

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n b

b b
b b
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n b

b b b
b
b

F@

b
b b
&

C7

b b

b b b

F@

n b

b n b b

n b

b b

b n

b n

b b

b n

F@

n b

b n