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August 14, 2008 | Tetrachord/Mode Syllabus

As promised last week, a 10-page syllabus of lateral fingerings, extended interval charts, and Mark's practice suggestions to absorb it all. This is Mark Wilson's comprehensive syllabus/primer in mode construction, Tetrachords, and some great practice tips to get all these concepts into your fingers and brain.

Lateral Tetrachord Fingering Chart.jpg

Download this amazing PDF and print off for your files for reference:

PDF Document: Lateral Fingerings of Major Modes

Extended Scale Intervals Chart.jpg

Posted by Ted at August 14, 2008 2:25 PM

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