This is part 2 of a 3 part lesson series dealing with using Cycle Wheels to deconstruct any type of 7 note scale. The 3 Cycles Wheels will allow you to explore every ascending and descending interval within an octave (and beyond). Check out Lesson 73 for a basic introduction to the concept.
In this lesson we look at Cycle 3 and 6 (ascending 3rds and descending 6ths or descending 3rds and ascending 6ths). In this example we will use the concert G major Scale. Remember to try playing the exercise over a drone or pedal or with the roots and rhythm play along (which I am using in the video) to help create a harmonic environment for your ears. If you play guitar or piano you can accompany yourself or set up a loop of some sort. By practicing the cycle motion melodies over all 7 notes (or degrees) of the scale you’ll get a sense of how the melody sounds in each of the different modal contexts.