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Quartals

Caleb Lim (152) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1

Quartal Permutations over
ii-V7-I Progressions
with Melodic Ideas using Quartals



b3 = min 3rd interval above root
b7 = min 7th interval above root
#7 = Maj 7th interval above root


Minor quality voicings:
1 11 b7(m11)
9 5 1(m9)
11 b7 b3 (m11)
5 8 11(m11)
6 9 5(m13)

dominant 7 quality voicings:
9 5 1 (9th)
3 6 9 (13th)
6 9 5 (13th)

Major quality voicings:
9 5 1 (Maj9)
3 6 9 (Maj6/9)
6 9 5 (Maj6/9)
#7 3 6 (Maj13no11)

* * * * * *

ii-V7-I progressions:

C#min 1 11 b7 ( C# F# B ) descend
F#7 9 5 1( G# C# F# ) ascend
Bmaj 9 5 1( C# F# B )

C#min 1 11 b7 ( C# F# B ) descend
F#7 9 5 1( G# C# F# ) descend
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#min 1 11 b7 ( C# F# B ) descend
F#7 9 5 1( G# C# F# ) same
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#min1 11 b7 ( C# F# B ) descend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) ascend
Bmaj #7 3 6( A# D# G# )

* * * * * *

C#min 1 11 b7 ( C# F# B ) descend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
Bmaj 9 5 1( C# F# B )

C#min 1 11 b7 ( C# F# B ) descend
F#7 3 6 9( A# D# G# ) ascend
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#min 1 11 b7 ( C# F# B ) descend
F#7 3 6 9( A# D# G# ) descend
Bmaj 6 9 5( G# C# F# )

C#min1 11 b7 ( C# F# B ) descend
F#73 6 9( A# D# G# ) same
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * *

C#min 1 11 b7 ( C# F# B ) ascend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) descend
Bmaj 9 5 1( C# F# B )

C#min 1 11 b7 ( C# F# B ) ascend
F#7 6 9 5( D# G# C# ) same
Bmaj 3 6 9( D# G# C# )

C#min 1 11 b7 ( C# F# B ) ascend
F#7 6 9 5( D# G# C# ) ascend
Bmaj 6 9 5( G# C# F# )

C#min 1 11 b7 ( C# F# B ) ascend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) descend
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * * * * * * * *

C#min 9 5 1 ( D# G# C# ) ascend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) ascend
Bmaj 9 5 1 ( C# F# B )

C#min 9 5 1 ( D# G# C# ) ascend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) descend
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#min 9 5 1 ( D# G# C# ) ascend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) same
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#min 9 5 1 ( D# G# C# ) ascend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) ascend
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * *

C#min 9 5 1 ( D# G# C# ) descend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
Bmaj 9 5 1 ( C# F# B )

C#min 9 5 1 ( D# G# C# ) descend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#min 9 5 1 ( D# G# C# ) descend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) descend
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#min 9 5 1 ( D# G# C# ) descend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) same
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * *

C#min 9 5 1 ( D# G# C# ) same
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) descend
Bmaj 9 5 1 ( C# F# B )

C#min 9 5 1 ( D# G# C# ) same
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) same
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#min 9 5 1 ( D# G# C# ) same
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) ascend
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#min 9 5 1 ( D# G# C# ) same
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) descend
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * * * * * * * *

C#m 11 b7 b3 ( F# B E ) ascend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) ascend
Bmaj 9 5 1 ( C# F# B )

C#m 11 b7 b3 ( F# B E ) ascend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) descend
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#m 11 b7 b3 ( F# B E ) ascend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) same
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#m 11 b7 b3 ( F# B E ) ascend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) ascend
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * * *

C#m 11 b7 b3 ( F# B E ) ascend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
Bmaj 9 5 1 ( C# F# B )

C#m 11 b7 b3 ( F# B E ) ascend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#m 11 b7 b3 ( F# B E ) ascend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) descend
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#m 11 b7 b3 ( F# B E ) ascend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) same
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * * *

C#m 11 b7 b3 ( F# B E ) descend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) descend
Bmaj 9 5 1 ( C# F# B )

C#m 11 b7 b3 ( F# B E ) descend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) same
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#m 11 b7 b3 ( F# B E ) descend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) ascend
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#m 11 b7 b3 ( F# B E ) descend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) descend
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * * *

C#m 5 8 11 ( G# C# F# ) same
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) ascend
Bmaj 9 5 1 ( C# F# B )

C#m 5 8 11 ( G# C# F# ) same
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) descend
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#m 5 8 11 ( G# C# F# ) same
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) same
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#m 5 8 11 ( G# C# F# ) same
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# C# F# ) ascend
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * * *

C#m 5 8 11 ( G# C# F# ) ascend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
Bmaj 9 5 1 ( C# F# B )

C#m 5 8 11 ( G# C# F# ) ascend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#m 5 8 11 ( G# C# F# ) ascend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) descend
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#m 5 8 11 ( G# C# F# ) ascend
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) same
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * * *

C#m 5 8 11 ( G# C# F# ) descend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) descend
Bmaj 9 5 1 ( C# F# B )

C#m 5 8 11 ( G# C# F# ) descend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) same
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#m 5 8 11 ( G# C# F# ) descend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) ascend
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#m 5 8 11 ( G# C# F# ) descend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) descend
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *

C#m 6 9 5 ( A# D# G# ) descend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# D# F# ) ascend
Bmaj 9 5 1 ( C# F# B )

C#m 6 9 5 ( A# D# G# ) descend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# D# F# ) descend
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#m 6 9 5 ( A# D# G# ) descend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# D# F# ) same
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#m 6 9 5 ( A# D# G# ) descend
F#7 9 5 1 ( G# D# F# ) ascend
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * * *

C#m 6 9 5 ( A# D# G# ) same
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
Bmaj 9 5 1 ( C# F# B )

C#m 6 9 5 ( A# D# G# ) same
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#m 6 9 5 ( A# D# G# ) same
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) descend
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#m 6 9 5 ( A# D# G# ) same
F#7 3 6 9 ( A# D# G# ) same
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * * *

C#m 6 9 5 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) descend
Bmaj 9 5 1 ( C# F# B )

C#m 6 9 5 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) same
Bmaj 3 6 9 ( D# G# C# )

C#m 6 9 5 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) ascend
Bmaj 6 9 5 ( G# C# F# )

C#m 6 9 5 ( A# D# G# ) ascend
F#7 6 9 5 ( D# G# C# ) descend
Bmaj #7 3 6 ( A# D# G# )

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Some melodic ideas for quartals!

1. Simple arpeggiation can sound terrific (especially when each chord only gets two beats)



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 factthat 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 (for those of you unfamiliar with this, please see the "Bopology 101" lesson).

What if we had a scale that was all made up of perfect 4ths???

How about this one:

E A D G C


But HEY! Do you notice what I notice? If you rearrange those notes, it's the pentatonic scale! ( C D E G A ).

And as all musicians know, YOU CAN USE THE PENTATONIC SCALE OVER ALMOST EVERYTHING!

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