Triad pair Cantaloupe Island exercises PDF (Advanced) Digital Download

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Question - What is this System- Triad pairs?

Answer - An immensely powerful innovative improvisational tool!

Simply put, it is superimposing pairs of triads ( major or minor) over a given chord.
When we play triad pairs on top of a base chord we can EVOKE exotic sounds and colours.

Just as a master chef adds special ingredients to a dish to produce a
mouth watering flavours we can learn to colour our improvisations in a masterful way superimposing triads, taking our playing rapidly to a higher level.

This PDF features very carefully written Triad pair exercises over the famous groovy chords of Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock that will challenge you technically whilst training your ear to hear these harmonies taking your playing to 

a new level.

 This  digital Pdf  ( in 4 versions: for  Bb Sax and Bb Trumpet + Eb Sax + C instruments) contains :

1) the exact Exercises as shown in the Youtube Video 

2) the 'basic' versions  of the  above exercises that are written to

introduce the player to the triads- hence one grouping per chorus

of 3, 4 ,5 ,6, 7 and 8 notes in 8th notes, triplets and 16th notes-

( 7 pages of these preparatory exercises) 

3) A chart that shows  some of the triadic possibilities on the chords of

Cantaloup Island not shown in the video

4)  2 x Mp3 Play alongs to practice with at original pace and a little slower!

5) New Eb versions  specially adapted for Alto Sax, using the entire range




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Chris P.
Very helpful

As a professionell saxophonist i use this exercises for warm up, changing my lines and for lessons. Straight and musically . You don’t have to read a book first. It takes 5 minutes to buy, (down) load and start playing! It‘s not easy, but you can use a metronome first (or slow down the music).

Dave S.
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Triad Pairs - Chameleon

It’s a great product, informative and innovative.. so many ideas, it will keep me busy for a while! Excellent value.

Carlos A.
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Carlos Sax

Very Functional for jazz improvisation

Humberto L.
Brazil Brazil
Excellent buy!

Excellent buy!

Rob D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great resource

Very helpful indeed