2. Play the following very
rapidly in succession over Cm7
Bb F C
C G D
Eb Bb F
F C G
G D A
Bb F C
G D A
F C G
Eb Bb F
C G D
Bb F C
Immediately obvious to any casual observer is the fact
that all of the above notes fall into C dorian.
3. Another way to use quartals
in a melodic sense is to utilize the "mega-scale" concept.
What if we had up a scale that was all made up of perfect 4ths???
How about this one:
* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Here are some great comping
ideas for quartals (mostly for keyboard):
1. Play different quartals in the right and left hands (using contrary motion when possible).
This gives a fuller chord texture and provides more harmonic interest.
example (in C):
Dm (ii minor) LH: 9 5 1 ( E A D ) RH: 11 b7 b3 ( G C F ) = 1 b3 5 b7 9 11
G7 (V7 domin) LH: 3 6 9 ( B E A ) RH: 9 5 1 ( A D G ) = 1 3 5 9 13
CMaj7 (Major7) LH: 6 9 5 ( A D G ) RH: 9 5 1 ( D G C ) = 1 5 6 9
2. Rootless chords in one
hand - quartals in the other. Mix and match.
3. Subsitute quartals in the
left hand instead of rootless chords.
4. If you don't have a bass
player, play your standard walking bass in the left hand
and the appropriate quartals in the right.
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