The tutorials I have seen for jazz enclosures all reference diatonic tones. Mostly in reference to a diatonic scale.
Two types of enclosure are given based on whether the starting tone and target tone are a half or whole step apart in the scale.
But in minor
iim7b5 V7alt im6 we don't have a tidy diatonic scale. After playing around a bit I selected enclosures relative to the chord preceding the target. So, for example, when
V7alt is played I considered the basic melodic motion leading to the
i chord to be
^1 where the
^b2 is matching up with the
b5 of an altered
The alternative - to play
^2 a whole step above the target
^1 didn't sound right over the
V7alt chord, because it didn't match the
b5 sound of an altered chord.
So, I ended up with this pattern...
...do those enclosures seem right for those minor jazz chords?
I'm looking for a typical pattern to practice in all keys.