Music Mechanics: Melodic Minor Diatonic Formula, Chord Progression, Arpeggiation, Parent Scale in Melody/Improv
Melodic Minor Diatonic Formula, Chord Progression, Arpeggiation, Parent Scale in Melody/Improv
Hi friends! In Music Mechanics 30 we’ll continue with the melodic minor scale and discuss its contemporary uses. We’ll also cover the melodic minor diatonic chord formula, the minor mode, the major mode, chord progressions (harmonic progressions), arpeggiation, diatonic chord progressions, using the parent scale as source material for the creation of melody and improvisation, we’ll touch on melodic tendencies, and we’ll finally wrap up with a discussion on how to use diatonic chord formulas for analysis and composing.
Music tracks featured in this episode are from John Opferkuch’s album “The Kennedy Files” and can be found at this link.
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