McCoy Tyner & Maj7 Triad Pairs [Ask Jordan: Episode 1]

Jun 07, 2020

 

Ask Jordan: Episode 1

Today's episode is based on three questions from Daniel.

(1) How do you use triad pairs?

(2) How do you apply triads over altered dominants?

(3) And how do you sound outside when improvising with triads?

 


(1) How do you use triad pairs?

There are plenty of traditional generic ways of using triad pairs which involve arpeggiating through one triad, then arpeggiating through the next, and then moving back and forth for a while. This is a fun technique that will get you outside of sounding like you're running scales. If you can't do this yet, you should try it. It's a good way to break things down.


However in the Melodic Triads approach, there's one additional thing happening. Melodic Triads is all about learning to control tension and...

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