Practice session: continuing with melodic minor studies + diving into Locrian

Sounds like I’m getting a taste for dissonances, huh? 🥴

Scale studies

  • All Melodic minor scales with proper descent over natural minor (told you it’s a classical week 😄)
  • G# Locrian scale dissection over moving degrees in groups of 3 — sheet music soon 🤖
  • G# Aeolian dissection over moving root arpeggio in groups of 3
  • C Aeolian dissection over moving root arpeggio in groups of 3, then 2

Session timing: 1h 40m

Practice session: search for the melodic minor DNA

Scale studies

  • All Melodic minor scales
  • Imrpov in Mm / finding DNA
  • D Dorian b2 (Mm mode #2): dissection in groups of 3 over harmonised scale — sheet music soon 🤖
  • A Dorian b2 (A normal Dorian in descending motion) over harmonised scale

Left hand

Observations

Yes, ascending melodic minor is an extremely dissonant scale. I mean, it’s in the nature of it: it’s literally major and minor sewn together, how can it not be dissonant! But, as always, somewhere in the middle of all this harshness, there’s an undulating beauty, its DNA, so magnificent and fragile that it compensates all the clashing around it. I just have to find it 🤓

Session timing: 2h

Practice session: scale dissection and revisited ii — V — I’s

Scale studies

Jazz voicings + left hand

Observations

Scale dissection is getting much better, but still sucks in Bb- and other keys with a lot of accidentals, where the “white are 1 & 2, black are 3 & 7” pattern is not there anymore. This is why visual pattern are shit! To take a slightly better thought-through analogy, they are like sugar — addictive and unhealthy! 😄

Session timing: 1h 40m