Kurt Rosenwinkel Triad Licks

First things first – the licks!

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and the vid…

Two nifty little licks from kurt here, both use triads to imply a sound and give the line structure. In the first line kurt uses the Ab and Bb triads over Eflat major and Db and Eb over G7 to give an altered sound. In the second lick he usesAb and Bb triads over D7 again to give an altered sound.

huh?

Actually its all quite easy, you play triads 4 and 5 of the home key of the mode you want to imply

huh?

so for an Eflat major sound we play chords 4 and 5 of Eflat major (Ab and Bb) for  a G altered sound we play chords 4 and 5 of Ab melodic minor ( the altered scale is the 7th mode of melodic minor) which are Db and Eb.

It sound hip and ultra modern and is easy-ish once you get the hang of it. If you are still confused or want a good laugh (or both) check out frank gambales 80′s masterpeice modes no more mystery here

Good luck!

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One response to “Kurt Rosenwinkel Triad Licks

  1. Ben Cook

    On the 1st lick you held the high Ab for 1/4 beat instead of the Db that is notated. Cool stuff though thanks for the material and good playing, keep it up man.

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