1-+ 1 ~:haptr,ztroduction HEXATONICS llexatonic scales are six note scales. One way to create a hexatonic scale is to combine the notes of two. I ordered Jerry Bergonzi’s Hexatonics book, the seventh volume in his Inside Improvisation series. I had looked through some of his previous. Jerry Bergonzi: INSIDE IMPROVISATION SERIES VOLUME 7: HEXATONICS, Paperback Book & CD Package, All Instruments, and thousands more titles.

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Triad Pairs for Jazz: Some of the hexatonics in this book create a high level of tonal ambiguity. G-7 7 F-7 BP” Of course, beggonzi and using only one particular hexatonic sounds very onedimensional.

The built on these two augmented triads follows a pattern of minor third, half step, minor third, half step, etc. In other words, why start with Major a whole step up followed by minor a whole step above a Major triad?

Jerry Bergonzi Vol 7 – Hexatonics

Many modern piano players use hexatonic voicings by stacking the triads to create aparticular harmony. It could also be used on minor chords.

Triads are incredibly strong sounding melodic devices. Jerry Bergonzi- Vol 2 – Pentatonics Documents.

As with the other books in this series, there is a play along CD to tryout all of these diflerent sounds. Chord G 7 sus G t. Adam Roberts hexxatonics help on the book.


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In some instances you might want the more dissonant sound of minor 9ths. To write it down or to give it a name, we will call it D triad over C triad.

The “stand alone” sound is oftentimes enough to make a strong, effective melodic statement regardless of how it is or isn’t relating to the harmony over which it is being used. For the minor 7th chords you may either use the hexatonics given on the previous page or play any “regular” scale. Is Berklee College of music out of your price range? F;IC Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes of the grid as starting notes.

Rather than practice all of them, select a few, and play them in all keys in order to gain flexibility with these hexatonics.

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On an F7 chord, it sounds the: Hearing these different combinations of triads against different chords is a must for expanding your tonal pallet. B-jC-Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes of the grid as starting notes. Serious Resources for Serious Players View my complete profile. The sixth hexatonic is two minor triads a whole step apart. Try applying any of the hexatonics to progressions 13 and U 1’1 ttl “-” “Try integrating this approach with other melodic materiaL:: I have already been able to start applying some of the principles I’ve learned in just the first four chapters.


Here are some great links to free sax solo transcriptions- Sax solos link Lucas Pickford’s transcriptions Charles McNeal’s tra Note that sometimes the hexatonic includes an avoid note.

Programma del triennio di di Try antiCipating the dominant chord by playing the hexatonic on the preceding minor 7 chord. Jerry Bergonzi – Vol 2 – Pentatonics Documents. This can be very helpful in modal settings where there are no diatonic, cycle-forth root movements or resolutions and where each chord change may last a long time for instance, four, eight, or sixteen measures ” Bergonzi’s book is very well thought out and structured to be very useful as a practice tool.

We improvise “in” the sound of the voicing and using hexatonic voicings and lines can lend a very contemporary sound. Yes, here they are. Rendering these scales in the form of triad pairs yields more variety in tone color and suggests novel melodic possibilities. For example, over the D-7 chord, try any of these hexatonics: