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Here's the answer nobody wants to hear... scales, arpeggios, keys Of course, that's not all that interesting, you can do the same as on more or less any instrument and mix it up. using 1 to 8 for members of your scale, try creating yourself some patterns, which you can then try moving up and down... Growing: 1, 1 2 1, 1 2 3 2 1, 1 2 3 4 3 2 1 etc. Moving ...


There is a history of ascending valves, which indeed raise the pitch upon being depressed. R. Dale Olson


Some more tips from Jazzology: Here are some notes that can be added to a chord to give a more 'jazzy' sound. Major triad: add 6th and 9th add M7 and 13 add #11 to either of the above for extra dissonance Minor 7th (works as ii): add 9 add 11 and/or 13 above the 9th for extra dissonance Minor triad (works as i): add 6 and 9 add M7 add 9 and/or 13 ...

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