In this lesson, Jovino looks in detail at various triad options available for use over major, minor, dominant and diminished chords.
He shows that by focussing only on scales we restrict our melodic and harmonic imagination but by using triads we can open our ears to strong melodic possibilities that are not obvious when we improvise using scales.
Triad Options Lesson Notation File Type: pdf
Apply these ideas to your favourite tunes and try to open up new avenues of improvisation through using triads.
Explore the sonorities of each triad over a given chord or root note. Each triad option will have its own colour and feel and it's helpful to be familiar with as many as you can.
Try searching for some more "outside" sounds with triads, such as an Emaj triad over Cmaj7.
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