April 27, 2021

II-V-I Enclosures


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Discover
II-V-I Enclosures
Learn
How to construct II-V-I  Melodic Lines using Ascending /Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion
Play
Various improvisational Ideas using Enclosures to decorate II-V-I Arpeggio and Scale Motion

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EPISODE OUTLINE:
Introduction
Discover, Learn, Play
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Demo 1:
II-V-I Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion
Entry Point Root Position of Minor Chord

Demo 2:
II-V-I Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion
Entry Point Root Position of Minor Chord
Enclosures Added

Demo 3:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion
Entry Point 3rd of Minor Chord (1st Inversion)

Demo 4:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion
Entry Point 3rd of Minor Chord (1st Inversion)
Enclosures Added

Demo 5:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion
Entry Point 5th of Minor Chord (2nd Inversion)

Demo 6:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion
Entry Point 5th of Minor Chord (2nd Inversion)
Enclosures Added

Demo 7:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion
Entry Point 7th of Minor Chord (3rd Inversion)

Demo 8:
Ascending/Descending Arpeggio/Scale Motion
Entry Point 7th of Minor Chord (3rd Inversion)
Enclosures Added

Conclusion
Closing Comments

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