How To Improvise With Triads
The piano is a linear arrangement of black and white notes but the frequencies that we can generate are not linear.
In this 5 minute masterclass we will explore how we can use triads as a way to create improvised melodies.
What Is This Thing Called Love
In this lesson we will use the chord changes for “What Is This Thing Called Love” by Cole Porter. This is an interesting composition because most of the form is comprised of 251s.
We will start by walking though the harmony and explore some voicings that you could use.
Building Triads Over The Harmony
We will then explore the triads that are contained within each of the chords. Depending on the chord type, some contain more triad possibilities than others.
Finally we will demonstrate how we can use these triads to derive melodies and play a full improvised solo.
“What Is This Thing Called Love” Chord Changes File Type: pdf