1. Melodic Structures

Jerry Bergonzi
Chapter 1

Peter McNeaney

August 29/2023

CONCEPT:

Four Note Groupings

Major: 1 2 3 5

Minor: 1 3 4 5

TECHNIQUE

Apply the concept to the circle of fifths
DEVELOPING THE CONCEPT

Circle of fifths applied to the key of C major
  1. Apply the concept to the key of C major

2. Apply the concept to C major secondary dominants.

secondary dominant is a major triad or dominant seventh chord built and set to resolve to a scale degree other than the tonic.

Wikipedia
REPERTORY

3. Apply the concept to the complete song.

You can use it as a melodic embellishment, as a response to each melody segment.

IMPROVISATION

4. Improvise your style by applying the concept whenever possible. Don’t center your improvisation on the concept. You already did this in the previous exercises. Integrate it without forcing it as a complement to the resources you usually use.