Lesson 74: Cycle Wheel Pt.2

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.

Lesson 74 part 2 major copy

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.

~Enjoy!

Lesson 74 Cycle Wheel 3-6 PDF (scale degrees)

Lesson 74 Cycle Wheel 3-6 PDF (notes G major)

Lesson 74 Cycle Wheel 3-6 PDF (blank)

 

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