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Chords Intervals

3-String Interval Voicings

Exploring interval combinations is a fascinating way to generate harmonies and a sure path to mastery of the fretboard.

Try fingering these voicings in various ways (different string groupings) and transpose them to other registers and key centers. As you practice these, think of the harmonic implications.

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Composition Tools Counterpoint Melodic Construction Permutations & Combinations

Contrapuntal Combinations

Here are some really nerdy PDF’s for composers.

These files list all of the possible arrangements of 2 or 3 voiced counterpoint, including the retrogrades (r), inversions(i) and retrograde inversions(ri) of the lines.

When you want to generate some unexpected material, or just marvel at the infinitude of music, give these a try.