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Rhythmic Improvisation exercises with Triad Pairs (Maiden Voyage)

Rhythmic variety is a crucial but often neglected aspect of improvisational studies. In this class we take a one bar rhythm and displace it by an eighth note. The results are amazing!

We then practice this firstly without our instruments over the Maiden Voyage ‘African’ backing track specially prepared for this tutorial so as to focus entirely on the Rhythm.

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The melodic exercises in the PDF consist of fusing triad pairs (on Herbie Hancocks' beautiful Maiden Voyage) to these Rhythms. 

Just by changing the rhythms of the same notes we can create fresh, interesting variations that expand our improvisational horizons!

The Download includes the following files:

- Exercises for Concert, Bb and specially prepared Eb ones adjusted so as to utilise the full range of the Eb Alto Saxophone.  (Warning this part is high!)

- The backing track Mp3 jam track in 3 speeds - slow, medium, regular.

- Mp4 Video Tutorial

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Michael L.
United States United States

Intermediate Player

I enjoy learning from your many online videos (some a bit too advanced at my level) so I am happy to be able to start with the fundamentals in Triad Pairs Maiden Voyage and Triad Pairs Rhythmic Improvisation exercises.

Juan O.
Chile Chile


the displacement of the sounds, allows to create interesting and refreshing phrases with triads.

Ivan J.
Philippines Philippines

Rhythym is...

I love these materials,comprehensive.Thanks a lot Nick.

Peter P.
Australia Australia

All ..

Thankyou for your hard work . Is it possible to get exercises in bass clef ? Even the chordal stuff ? a bass player treble clef is t second nature and when I’m learning a new concept dealing with the not so familiar clef is clumsy for me ( I appreciate I probably should improve my treble clef !) ... Thankyou again for your terrific work Pete

Yong G.
South Korea South Korea

Rhythmic improvisation exercises

Great! it,s useful to me

Everton A.
United States United States


Love it, I could not ask more, than this.

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Andy N.
Germany Germany

Great teaching material!

I haven’t done much practicing yet, but I love the material for its conciseness.

Alex M.
United States United States

Triad Pair (Maiden Voyage)

This material, like all they rest of the content is extremely well presented. Clear and easy to use. I think you have set a new standard for online/video tutorial presentation. But besides that, the material that is being presented is powerful stuff. I have downloaded several of your pdf/audio tutorials, its the same for all. Thank you Nick, please keep on doing what you are doing!

Maurizio R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

great resource!

really original and helpful to develop personal improvisation skills


First rate!

These exercises are a really good workout. The backing track is great to play over. Information is presented in a very clear way. I would certainly recommend it.

Michael B.
Australia Australia

Rhythmic improv exercises with Triad Pairs

Used together with Maiden Voyage, another excellent resourse from Jazzduets, thank you

Hugh G.
United States United States

Great stuff. Thx

Great stuff. Thx

Wolfgang K.

Excellent as always

Jazz Duets definitely turned me on triad pairs, all the examples sound great and are a very good platform to start from. On electric bass you definitely have to figure out how to play that stuff, technically demanding and a serious chop builder. Highly recommended.