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    Smile Chromatic Approach notes half step above and...

    The thought just came to me about how to approach chord tones above half step or below or half step above and below or a half step below and above. Check out A minor triad A C E

    Chromatic approach notes a half step above the chord tones
    E-------------6-5
    B---------6-5----
    G-----6-5--------
    D-8-7------------
    A---------------
    E----------------

    Chromatic approach notes a half step below the chord tones
    E------------4-5
    B--------4-5----
    G----4-5---------
    D-6-7-----------
    A---------------
    E---------------

    Chromatic approach notes a half step above and below the chord tones
    E-------------------------6-5-4-5
    B-----------------6-5-4-5--------
    G---------6-5-4-5----------------
    D-8-7-6-7-----------------------
    A--------------------------------
    E --------------------------------

    Chromatic approach notes a a half step below and above the chord tones
    E-------------------------4-5-6-5
    B-----------------4-5-6-5--------
    G---------4-5-6-5---------------
    D-6-7-8-7-----------------------
    A-------------------------------
    E-------------------------------

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    The thought just came to me again on how you can approach this there are two ways you can approach chromatic approach notes the examples above are you can approach it the safe way which starting on the root note of a chord just to play safe with it. Theres an outside way and a inside way because this time your not starting on an outside note your starting on an inside note that within the scale.For example, in the key C an A minor triad A C E

    Chromatic approach notes a half step below the chord tones

    E-------------------5-4-5
    B-------------5-4-5------
    G-------5-4-5------------
    D-7-6-7-------------------
    A-------------------------
    E-------------------------

    Chromatic approach notes a half step above the chord tones

    E-------------------5-6-5
    B-------------5-6-5------
    G-------5-6-5------------
    D-7-8-7-----------------
    A------------------------
    E------------------------

    Chromatic approach notes a half step above and below the chord tones

    E--------------------------------5-6-5-4-5
    B----------------------5-6-5-4-5-----------
    G-----------5-6-5-4-5---------------------
    D-7-8-7-6-7-------------------------------
    A-----------------------------------------
    E-----------------------------------------

    Chromatic approach notes a a half step below and above the chord tones

    E-------------------------------5-4-5-6-5
    B---------------------5-4-5-6-5----------
    G-----------5-4-5-6-5--------------------
    D-7-6-7-8-7------------------------------
    A----------------------------------------
    E-----------------------------------------


    Hey Malcolm I need your help on this one because it doesnt sound chromatic to me or maybe its just my ears or something. What you all think?

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    I've started this reply several times. Yes I understand you are working on chromatics and in and out notes. Where are you going with this?

    It's like you skipped over the basics and intermediate and jumped into advanced theory. but, keep asking basic questions. I seem to remember you were active several years back and have been gone for awhile.

    So we can help -- are you playing with other people, are you playing songs, or are you happy with just the theory? Where are you on your music road? Your profile does not give us a lot.
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    Check this chromatic phrase out I thought this one so funny. I learned and stumbled on this one for it so funny.It sound like something from the circus. Chromatics are funny!

    E---------------------------------------------
    B-13-12-11-12--------------------------------
    G-------------12-11-10-11--h--p--h-p------------
    D--------------------------8--9-8--9-8------h--
    A-------------------------------------10-10--11
    E----------------------------------------------

    What I noticed about this lick is that it ends on an outisde note which is really cool.

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    Hey whatsup guys! Im trying to expand my playing chromatically that is by learning some songs like Looney tunes theme song James bond theme song batman theme song superman theme song spiderman theme song a couple more. But it's best to pick one theme song and just work it on though. cheers!

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    Hi guys Im back with more updates

    Approaching a chromatic note a half step below from a chord tone note

    E---------------5-4
    B----------5-4----
    G-----5-4----------
    D-7-6-------------
    A-----------------
    E-----------------

    Approaching a chromatic note a half step above from a chord tone note

    E----------------5-6
    B-----------5-6----
    G------5-6--------
    D-7-8-------------
    A-----------------
    E------------------

    Approaching a chromatic note a half step below and above

    E------------------------------
    B------------------------------
    G---------------------5-6-7-5
    D-----------5-6-7-6----------
    A-5-6-7-6--------------------
    E

    Approaching a chromatic note a half step above and below

    E--------------------------
    B--------------------------
    G------------------7-6-5-6
    D----------7-6-5-6---------
    A-7-6-5-6------------------
    E---------------------------

    Approaching Chromaticnote a half step above and below and then above from a chord tone note over C major triad

    E--------------------------------------------------------9-8-7-8-9-8
    B-----------------------------------------9-8-7-8-9-8---------------
    G-----------------------10-9-8-9-10-9------------------------------
    D-11-10-9-10-11-10------------------------------------------------
    A---------------------------------------------------------------------
    E---------------------------------------------------------------------

    Chromatic approach notes a half step below and above and then below from a chord tone note over an C major triad

    E-----------------------------------------------------7-8-9-8-7-8
    B---------------------------------------7-8-9-8-7-8-------------
    G----------------------8-9-10-9-8-9----------------------------
    D-9-10-11-10-9-10-------------------------------------------
    A-----------------------------------------------------------------
    E----------------------------------------------------------------

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