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Maiden Voyage-Triad Pairs Exercises

The Triad Pair system is an immensely powerful innovative improvisational tool!

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.

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This iconic Jazz tune by Herbie Hancock that features suspended chords has a wonderful chord progression on which to practice a variety of triad pairs.

The PDF contains the carefully crafted lines demonstrated in the Youtube video that feature the triad pairs in different groupings of 3, 4, 5 and 6 notes bring out the sound of each chord. The expansive lines of the triad pairs produce a modern, open sound.  The exercises challenge the technique as the whole range of the instrument is employed. 

The Download contains:

  •  3 x MP3  play alongs, each at different tempos : Slow, Medium and Regular.
  • PDF sheet music exercises for Concert, Bb and Eb instruments, very carefully prepared  for ease of comprehension and to inspire.
  • 3 x Mp4 Video tutorials with graphics and demonstrations

Please note, the Eb part has been specially adapted to make use of the full range

of the Alto Saxophone.

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Essiet E.
United States United States
Expanding my knowledge

Jazzduets is a great tool for expanding your knowledge of the jazz vocabulary even if you've been studying it for many years. I found fresh and new approaches to many of the things I've been working on over the last 25 years.

A Jazzduetshop Customer
Spain Spain
Definitely a must do exercise

I am studying (the little time I have: work, kids) with a teacher and working on four notes groups on Mayden voyage, and he told me to check this exercises. I have just started going through it and I have to say (I'm a newbie, take it into account) that the exercises are really worth the price. It's not only an exercise but it allows you to choose and mix some of the patterns to create your own licks. Good stuff. It can fill weeks of practice.

Jazzduetshop Maiden Voyage-Triad Pairs Exercises Review
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Triad pairs

The learning materials are of the highest quality. Thoroughly recommend.

Ghosh D.
Singapore Singapore
Fabulous relevant practice material

Excellent video with relevant practice material

Gonçalo C.
Portugal Portugal

Definitely a lot of interesting material to work on

Chris K.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Triad pairs

Very useful practice tool! I now see triads everywhere!

Steve P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Maiden Voyage

This is me as a tenor sax player of intermediate experience tackling the thing I'm least good at which is reading music. I know I'm not as proficient as many musicians who would buy your music however, it's a method of challenge I've used in the past to get on with conquering my fears about trying to achieve that which I'm interested. Fear of failure is less than my fear of not having tried if you take my meaning! All in all I like your presentation of music...the bits I understand! Steve Parrock.

steven A.
United States United States
Maiden voyage

Great product love the YT Channel

A Jazzduetshop Customer
Stefano C.
Italy Italy
Maiden Voyage Triad

I’m a cellist and I so happy with these exercises!!!


Hi Stefano Unbelievably I have just seen this video. Sorry . Wow! That sounds so beautiful. Great playing! Super inspiring. Thank you so much for taking the time to record that video. Best. Jazz Duets .

Juan A.
Mexico Mexico
Your products

These materials have been very helpful since they are very clear in their concepts and help me a lot for working with my students and in my way of playing too. Thank you so much!

Spain Spain

Very interesting and useful

Michael B.
Australia Australia
Maiden Voyage

Excellent. Makes practicing this topic both digestable and enjoyable. Thank you to Nick and the team

Michael B.
United States United States

I’m really enjoying reading through these triad pair studies - thanks!