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--- Quote from: Spiritfingaz on November 07, 2007, 07:06:46 PM ---This sounds li
ke a promising exercise.
Would an example of a left handed cluster be: DGAbC; if so you can think of this
one as an inverted substitution for a Bb major chord with a 9th and a 13th.
For chromatics, I think the standard fingering is:
123 13 123 13 1 3 1
That pretty much embodies what Diverse said.
The chromatic scale has several different fingerings that you can use to develop
different fingers, so in my opinion it doesn't mean what fingering you practice
as long as you learn enough fingerings to apply to where you're going to go nex
t on the keyboard. If you're going to a particular chord, the above fingering ma
y not work, so I encourage everyone to use multiple fingerings for the chromatic
--- End quote --no that chord wouldnt be a cluster
the notes arent dense enough
i will give you some more clusters
cuz i see yall are greedy yall just want everything lol
the definistion of a cluster according to john novello is
are sonorities that predominantly contain minor and major seconds
they have clusters that are as much as 8 notes
but for organ purposes i was just demonstrating three note clusters
the procedure for voicing clusters in traditonal harmony
1. Determine proper chord quality and respecive chord scale
voice down from the desired melody note using scale destroying the overall clust
er sound
if a clear melody is desired sepaate the melody note by a third or fourth
include the tritone in all dominant seventh voicings if a distinct dominant soun
d is intended if you desire ambiguity leave the tritone out
here are some examples of big clusters in for the different chord qualities
C/C/DEF#ABC these are some clusters for a Cmaj7 chord

if you want a
then try these
these are some pretty thick sounds but they may sound good if you know how to do
your registrations correctly
i hope have given you some insight on clusters

Just reiterating what diverse379 said:
This is a post I did on the chromatic scale:
1. On
2. On
3. On

all the black keys, use the third (middle) finger.
F and C, use the second finger.
all the other white keys, use the thumb.

Left hand:
1. On all the black keys, use the third (middle) finger.
2. On B and E, use the second finger.
3. On all the other white keys, use the thumb.
So, if you start on C, the fingering would look like this: (going up)
RH: 2313123131312
LH: 1313213131321
I use a few clusters, especially when there is a bass player. It's usually based
off these intervals of the key and any diatonic note as the bass. Most of the t
ime, I also use diatonic chords in my right hand.

1,2,3 (Ex. Db,Eb,F)
2,3,4,5 (Ex. Eb,F,Gb,Ab)
3,4,5,6 (Ex. F,Gb,Ab,Bb)
4,5,6,7 (Ex. Gb,Ab,Bb,C)
3,4,5,6,7 (Ex. F,Gb,Ab,Bb,C)

If you're playing a 13th-based chord, you can do anything in your left hand and
it'll be legal, since a 13 chord is sonically equivalent to playing all the note
s of the scale at once.

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