Lesson 143: Composition Using the Notes of a Chord/ Several Chords
Making Up a Scale from Two Chords
Take two chords, for example an F major and an Ab minor chord:
Extract the notes of the chords and arrange them in order. The notes of the chords are f, g#=ab, a, b, c and eb and I added a d to get a 7-note scale:
What to Do with This Scale
Now you can start improvising with this scale. I came up with the following melody:
It works very well over an F pedal. The chords can be F major and Ab minor. It sounds rather suspenseful, doesn't it?
What to Do
You can do this with any two chords.
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