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65 compositions listed 
11 random tones
An example from the Interval lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

12 chromatic pitches above C7Alt
12 tone ascending
3-31-01 rhythm
Aeolian
One of the church modes. You can play the A Aeolian scale by playing the white keys of the piano from A up to the next A.

An example from the Scale lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

All minor third blues idea
A phrase that uses nothing but the minor 3rd interval played up and down repeatedly. Eric Clapton used this on one his songs with Cream. I'm sure Muddie Waters and other blues guys have used this to death. I don't have time to research it this afternoon. If anyone recognizes this, your task is to identify places where this blues cliche has been used on recordings. To be used as an instructional example on Blues, Thunder, and Beauty.
Blue Bossa using II7(b5)-V7alt-Imi(MA7)
C 7 example
C 7(b5) example
C dim. example
C dim7 example
C diminished-whole tone scale over C7alt family chords
This example demonstrates that the C diminished-whole tone scale sounds acceptable when it played over three altered chord types that sound similar to one another: C7alt, C7(#5) and C7(b5).
C example
C Ma6 examples
C Ma7 examples
C melodic minor line over Dmi7(b5)-G7alt-Cmi(MA7)

This example presents a melody line that uses only the notes of C melodic minor above the chord sequence Dmi7(b5)-G7alt-Cmi(MA7) .

This is usually considered to be an inferior solution for improvising over minor II-V-I progressions. Here's a demonstration of a better approach.

C mi example
C mi6 example
C mi7 example
C mi7(b5) example
C triad 1st Inversion
C triad stack
C triad-3 octave spread
C+ example
C7(#5) example
C7(b9) example
C7alt family of chords
This example demonstrates the similarity between C7alt, C7(#5) and C7(b5) chords.
C7sus example
CMa7(#5) example
Complete P4 7th chord cycle
Progression of dominant 7th chords that circles entirely around the cycle of 4ths.
Complete P4 cycle
Progression of major triads that circles entirely around the cycle of 4ths.
Complete P4 mi7(b5) chord cycle
Progression of mi7(b5) chords that circles entirely around the cycle of 4ths.
Complete P4 minor triad chord cycle
Progression of minor triad chords that circles entirely around the cycle of 4ths.
Complete P5 major triad chord cycle
Progression of major triad chords that circles entirely around the cycle of 5ths.
Diminished Whole-Tone
Dmi7-G7 twice
Dorian
An example from the Scale lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

F7 example voicings
G7-C7-F7-BbMA7 sequence
G7-G7-C7-C7-F7-BbMA7 twice
G7-G7-C7-C7-F7-BbMA7(8bar)
Gmi7-C7 twice
I-IV-I-V-I
Example of a I-IV-I-V-I cadential progression.
I-IV-V-I
Example of a I-IV-V-I cadential progression.
I6-IV7-VII7-III7-VI7-II7-V7-I6
Example of a progression that travels away from I to IV7 and then back to I by following the cycle of 4ths.
I6-IVMa7-V7-I6
Example of a I6-IVMa7-V7-I6 cadential progression.
II-V-I progression in C minor
This example will let you hear the most characteristic II-V-I progression in C minor: Dmi7(b5)-G7alt-Cmi(MA7).
Line using best scales for minor II-V-I in C

This example presents a melody line that uses notes drawn from the best scales (D Locrian(#2), G diminished-whole tone and C melodic minor) that fit the chord sequence Dmi7(b5)-G7alt-Cmi(MA7) .

This example was crafted to answer a question about the harmonies used in Kenny Dorham's Blue Bossa.

Locrian
An example from the Scale lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

Locrian #2
An example from the Scale lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

Lydian
An example from the Scale lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

Lydian augmented
An example from the Scale lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

Lydian dominant
An example from the Scale lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

m2 intervals ascending chromatically
Major
An example from the Scale lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

Major Pentatonic scale
An example from the Scale lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

Melodic Minor
An example from the Scale lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

Melody on the chords of C Lydian Dominant
Minor Pentatonic scale
An example from the Scale lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

Mixoydian
An example from the Scale lesson, one of the SongTrellis music lessons.

Octave interval example
Phrygian
Play a descending chromatic scale
removes C# and F#
removes E, G, A# and B


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