Major triad pairs from the Coltrane Matrix
Here is something you can work on, it’s not the easiest pattern to master in all 12 keys, but it’s a good Jazz exercise to work. This major triad pair combination from the Coltrane Matrix can be used on a lot of different styles of music, especially modal tunes.
Here is a sound sample played on trumpet:
How to memorize this pattern in all 12 keys:
There really isn’t any trick to memorizing this Jazz pattern in 12 keys. The main advice I can give you is that a lot of repetition and hard work will get you there. Basically, all you are doing in the above example is playing the major triad of the fourth and fifth degree of the C major scale. I don’t stick to a solid pattern when I work on the lick. I just skip around going through all 12 keys until I find a pattern that sounds really hip, then I lean on that pattern.
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