Example5 Static Do­rian tri­ads

Guitar Techniques - - LESSON | JAZZ -

Larry loves chord ex­ten­sions and uses them fully when im­pro­vis­ing. One way he achieves this sense of three-di­men­sional com­plete­ness is to think of a scale or ex­tended chord as a col­lec­tion of three tri­ads. D mi­nor can be suc­cess­fully ex­tended to Dm13 (D-F-A-C-E-G-B). When you put this into al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der from D you get the D Do­rian mode (R-2- 4-5-6- Larry takes this a stage fur­ther by di­vid­ing the ini­tial 13th arpeg­gio or chord into three three-note seg­ments, D-F-A, A-C-E and E-G-B, giv­ing us Dm, Am and Em tri­ads. See if you can find th­ese in the open­ing bars of this ex­am­ple.

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