Blue Bossa Triad Pair exercises + Drone preparation Exercises

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Want a challenge that will take your playing to higher levels whilst adding to your improvisational toolbox of resources?

The triad Pair exercises in this PDF  are unique as they tackle  the  entire chord sequence of the Blue Bossa, a classic tune made up of different chord qualities - Tonic Minor, Minor 7th b5, altered dominant, Major 7th.

This is real life applicable practice material, that you will be able to use, develop and make your own, not isolated unrelated technical exercises.

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The exercises are perfect for intermediate and advanced level players of

any instrument as the Pdf comes in Concert, Bb and Eb versions.


The 11 choruses of the exercises on the chord Sequence are as follows:

First and second chorus- the melody embellished with triad pairs

3rd chorus- triad pairs in 8th notes

4th chorus - triad pairs in 8th notes and triplets

5th chorus - a further variation of the 4th chorus

6th chorus-  features triad pairs in triplets

7th chorus- triad pairs in triplets with some 16ths added in.

8th chorus - pure 16th notes

9th chorus - a variation of chorus 8

10th chorus - mixed 16th and triplet notes

11th chorus - this features the rhythms of the triad pairs changing every bar for

great variety.


Included in the download:

  • The 8 string drones of the different chords qualities (minor, altered dominant, minor 7 flat 5, major of the chords in Blue Bossa ) to prepare your ears and fingers with the different triad pairs.
  • The preparation lines played on the video notated for Bb, Eb and C instruments
  • The Blue Bossa exercises  Pdf for Bb, Eb and C Instruments
  • Blue Bossa piano play along to practice with mp3 in 3 speeds. Slow-medium
  • and regular.


 Please note the Alto saxophone part has been adapted/optimized/re-written to fit the entire range of this instrument.

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Mike T.
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Blue Bossa triad pair

I am aware of most of these concepts and how they work but seeing them written down with new(to me) inversions using the not usual triad pairs is eye opening and inspiring.

Charlie C.
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Home run again!

This classic standard is just the type of tune I wanted to use with the analyzing information in this tutorial!

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I'm Greatefull, I bought a few Products from Jazzduets, This Pdf and videos are amazing, an easy way to explain Things hard to undertand by your self, I understood things in just minutes of listening the Material, and with a few weeks of practice I will improve my Playing by Far. The Jazz language explained in minutes. EXCELLENT !!

Elliot Z.
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General Appreciation

Sorry- haven’t gotten to use it since DL’ing it last night. I try to follow all your posts on YouTube and find your ideas and explanations clear, informative and very helpful. Thanks!

Lenny F.
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Blue bossa triad pairs

Great for learning technique & learning to read