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October 22, 2012 | Powerfully potent opportunities in this pattern of notes!


We've spent a lot of time on the Major Scale. Most of our FFcP entries have focused around this, with the exception of some exercises in Pentatonic and Dorian/Minor, but we also take you into what we consider the second most important scale or sequence of notes, one we've labeled the Augmented 11th Scale. It's a recipe that packs identical ingredients of two other well known modes:

G Augmented 11th: G, A, B, C#, D, E, F G
C# Altered Scale: C#, D, E, F, G, A, B, C#
D Melodic Minor: D, E, F, G, A, B, C#, D



It's one listed in the FFcP Studies in our extended FFcP Index page. Check it out!

Enjoy 2 page PDF: Aug11thExercises.pdf
More FFcP: FFcP Studies


Posted by Ted at October 22, 2012 6:44 AM

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