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MODERN DMNSHD (THE DARK SIDE OF DIMINISHED 7)
by Hristo Vitchev
This is the 2nd part and continuation to my Modern DMNSHD melodic study series. In this short study I illustrate some of the fun and simple ways in which we can expand the possible sonic colors of the diminished scale (whole step-half step diminished) by finding and exploiting different tone characteristics of the of the very predictable symmetric sound.
In this volume I will be concentrating on the min6(maj7) and min6/9(maj7) arpeggios and their very unique sound and relationship to the "whole step-half step" diminished scale.
The accompanying tutorial video explains in detail each one of these different ways in which we can apply the min6(maj7) and min6/9(maj7) arpeggios within the context of the whole step-half step diminished scale in order to augment its melodic possibilities and amplify its textural sonic depth.
Materials Included: Modern DMNSHD "The Dark Side of Diminished 7" study (PDF file - TAB and Standard Notation). "HD Video" of All Examples and Phrases (At Tempo and Slowed Down). "HD Video" Tutorial - Explanation of Concepts. Backing Tracks.
BIRD CALLS (MODERN MELODIC EXERCISES AND PHRASES IN THE STYLE OF CHARLIE PARKER)
by Hristo Vitchev
With this book my main goal is to illustrate how we can build a fun, challenging and systematic modern melodic workout based on motifs, rhythmic ideas and improvisatory vocabulary conceived by the greatest genius of this tradition - Charlie Parker.
Here I present nine workout ideas (Bird Calls) that are strictly based on real improvised melodic passages transcribed from Parker’s solos. Each idea is fully developed into complex and comprehensive technical exercises that encompass the entire range of the instrument in all modal positions and string set combinations. This way of creative practicing is ideal for our hand coordination, fretboard navigation, dexterity, endurance and for expanding our improvisatory vocabulary. Each “Bird Call” is also presented in a vertical and horizontal plane of motion to ensure the fullest and most complete internalization of the concepts on the instrument.
Materials Included: BIRD CALLS (Modern Melodic Exercises and Phrases in The Style of Charlie Parker) book (PDF file "107 pages" - TAB and Standard Notation). "HD Video" of All Phrases (At Tempo and Slowed Down). 90 mins "HD Video" Masterclass. 2 Backing Tracks.