Note 2 - The available tensions on dim 7th chords are not numbered 9, i l, i3, etc. View Notes - Available diatonic tensions from HARM 121 at Berklee College of Music. By considering tensions in terms of upper-structure triads, you will develop an organized and intuitive means of using more advanced structures in your playing. 225 XVIII. These free music lessons are also available on digital file sharing networks. Remember (MEMORIZE) diatonic avail. _ dom 7 (sus4) ,3 very rarely: a9. But over the years, the folks at Berklee haven't been content to rest on their laurels! ... Basically, I look at The Theory of Available Tensions as Chord/Scale Theory with all the avoid notes replaced. G # on F # –7(9) and G # on B7(13) are available as tensions on these individual chords, though they are not diatonic to the key, C major. Tensions are measured intervallically above the root of the chord, and can consist of a minor, major or augmented ninth, a perfect or augmented eleventh and/or a minor or major thirteenth. '9Ii l3 . Most of the avaiable tensions are those which are a major Sth above 2 chord tone. These free music lessons are also available on digital file sharing networks. Any available tensions that are not a major Sth above a … The music lessons are available for free download from the Berkleeshares.com Web site and via a growing network of partner Web sites. Finding Good Fingerings For Single Note Lines Pg. _ All available tensions must be a maj 9th above each chord Lone W“ 7 and diatonic to the key. (And a joke.) Comments are not available on this story. Rhythms Used In Comping Pg. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 (Berklee College of Music Press) (AKA ÒThe Berklee BooksÓ), when I was a student at Berklee. tensions: I maj7 (9,13) II-7 (9,11) III-7 (11) IVmaj7 (9,#11,13) V7 (9,13) VI-7 Avoid notes are the "unavailable diatonic tensions," if you will. Tensions are iabeled as follows 13, Fit cmaj7\ 3 The chart of available tensions for all chord changes is on the following page. Not every tension will work with every chord type. These practical exercises and concise descriptions will help you develop your sight-comping … The music lessons are available for free download from the Berkleeshares.com Web site and via a growing network of partner Web sites. A Summarry Of The Available Tensions On 7th Chords XVII. W17 9311,13 M3 9.i l(as chord Lone). ... there will be less tension, happy vibes. They are avail- The following example shows available tensions placed above the basic chord sound. 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