part ii

    the tune up fives.

what are the tune up fives?
answer:  the tune up fives are based on a composition by miles davis and move in the way the ii vs in this composition move.  i have uploaded files containing a lead sheet of this  composition and exercises based on this composition.
the sequence of ii vs in tune up proceeds as follows:
\e-7 \a7 \ dmaj7 \     \  
\ d-7 \g7 \ c maj7\    \  
these ii vs  have the unique characteristic of modulating key down a whole step at a time.  many compositions utilize this sequence, so this is a sequence it makes sense to practice. therefore i have made up some exercises for it. i will be making up a lot more for it and have given this sequence the name the tune up fives.
they often occur as sequences without resolution to the i chord so to practice that we simply remove the i chord from or exercises i.e
\e-7 \a7 \
\d-7\ g7 \
\c-7 \ f7 \    etc.
     there are many different ways we will want to practice the tune up fives;  altering the harmonic rhythm,  applying chord substitutions and then transpose to all twelve keys.
    some ways of making transposition easy...   to find the first chord we need only find the ii chord in whatever key we  are transposing to.  tune up is in d as miles davis composed and performed it.  so if we want to transpose to the key of say g  we need only identify the ii chord in g for our starting point.    that would be a-7,  then we know we want an ii v i so we start out with;
a-7 \ d7 \ g maj7\
now the trick that makes transposing the tune up fives easy the next ii v starts on the ii chord with the same root as the i chord we have just played . so that would be
g-7   and we know we want  an ii v i    so we need next:
g-7 \ c 7 \ f maj 7 \
pretty easy as far as transposition goes eh?
click on uploaded files in my room to get a file containing examples of things talked about here on staff paper.  soon i will be uploading files  containing chord voicings, bass lines, and  lydian parent chord scales to practice over the tune up fives.
that sums up the introduction to the tune up fives.
soon to come:  part iii     the giant fives (an introduction)
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