I’m very pleased to announce that my latest jazz etude book, Augmented Scale Diatonic Triad Pairs, is available for purchase and download.
The six-tone augmented scale (which is formed by combining two augmented chords a minor third apart) has a strong, energetic and angular quality. It has been slowly working its way into the modern jazz lexicon for the last 20 or so years. You can hear its colors expressed at times in the works of such artists as Michaeal Brecker, Mark Turner and Walt Weiskopf.
I’ve been working with these tonalities for several years now and have organized my explorations into book form.
In it, I introduce the scale itself (various patterns, inversions, etc.) and then show how it can be organized into diatonic triad pairs to create interesting and rather unique sounding melodic patterns that resolve beautifully from dominant to tonic.
There are over 50 pages of notated exercises (presented in a thorough and methodical manner) that get these sounds in your ears and under your fingers.
This book (like all my books) is available in pdf form for immediate download.
Click here to learn more about the book (including a free pdf sample page of the material).
If you have any questions, please contact me. I’d be very happy to hear from you.
And big thanks to all of you who’ve already bought some of my other books. Deeply appreciated!