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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Vol – [Jerry Bergonzi] Documents. This effect is multiplied when the triad pair is used over a root tone that is not present in either triad.

This book will keep me busy for a long bergonzl, it’s really the most useful music book that I’ve run across in a long time.

It is useful to note that chord symbols can leave a lot to be desired and may not completely capture what the composer had in mind.

Here are some great links to free sax solo transcriptions- Sax solos link Lucas Pickford’s transcriptions Charles McNeal’s tra Jerry Bergonzi vol 4 – Melodic-Rhythms Education.

Inside Improvisation Series, Vol. 7: Hexatonics: Book & CD

B- jC-Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes of the grid as starting note”. Have each hexatonic 1 bar,2 bars or 4 bars each. It could also be used on minor chords.

Some of the hexatonics in this book create a high level of tonal ambiguity. It has a nice “bluesy” flavor, too. Eb Real Book 5th edition Hexatonkcs. Nevertheless, it is a good way to practice in order to make it your own. D triad over e triad can be written and played in any inversion, for example: There is a full page of lines for each triad pair and a page for every key. I do plan to work on more of them soon. I fully describe Mr. Rendering these scales in the form of triad pairs yields more variety in tone color and suggests novel melodic possibilities.


Also, does Bergonzi basically cover all of the material in the Campbell book or are they complementary? Have each hexatonic be 1 bar,2 bars or 4 bars each.

The first hexatonic is the one most commonly played, and also the one that Walt Wieskof bases his entire book berglnzi. We improvise “in” the sound of the voicing and using hexatonic voicings and lines can lend a very contemporary sound.

When the e triad is voiced on top it creates minor ninth intervals which are dissonant. In some cases additional naturals are given. He doesn’t write about why he presents the material in a certain order.

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You guys requested these, so here they are: Try integrating this approach with other melodic material. Adam Roberts for help on the book. On a minor 7th chord, the upper triad sounds the 9,: Thousands of pages of Jazz transcriptions! As with the other books in this series, there is a play along CD to tryout all of jergy diflerent sounds. I I F-7 Bb?

Inside Improvisation Volume 7 – Hexatonics

On a dominant chord, the two triads include the: B-jC-Try playing 8 notes of any hexatonic melody using the notes of the grid as starting notes. Do you want to see what you’re missing?


This sounds highly worthy of investigation, when I get done working with Compound Intervals. Programma del triennio di di Each of the triads expresses a tonality. 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. Thanks for the info. Practicing hexatonics is great way to improve technique and it’s also great for ear training.

Pianists often use Hexatonics by stacking triads to create unusual chord voicings. Jerry’s book is more practical than Gary’s book. In other words, why start with Major a whole step up followed by minor a whole step above a Major triad?

D triad over e triad. 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.

Again, there are 72 different melodies written out. Jerry Bergonzi Vol 3 Jazz Line On an F7 chord, it sounds the: Played over it sounds the: Triad Pairs for Jazz: