In this lesson we look at embellishing a triad with specific upper and lower neighbor-tones. The bulk of the exercise will focus on a major triad with surrounding embellishment from the major scale although the concept can be applied to any chord and any scale.
The line is played in 5 different rhythmic displacements; as eighth notes on beat 1, eighth notes on the “and” of beat 1 and lastly as all triplets starting on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd triplet of beat 1. The melody is played through the 12 keys.
Start by singing the melody to get it in your ear. It will sound like 5 distinct melodies when heard correctly displaced against the harmonic rhythm.