Blues Triad Exercise

Chromatic passing chords can be used with the examples below to connect each pair of chords chromatically

Descending

A7
AC#F# GBD

D7
F#BD EAC

A7
F#AC# EGB C#F#A BEG

D7
BDF# ACE ACE BDF#

A7
BEG C#F#A EGB F#AC#

E7
F#BD G#C#E

D7
ACE BDF#

A7
BEG C#F#A C#F#A BEG

Ascending Version 1#

A7
BEG C#F#A

D7
CEA DF#B

A7
EGB F#AC# GBE AC#F#

D7
BDF# ACE F#BD EAC

A7
F#AC# EGB C#F#A BEG

E7
C#EG# BDF#

D7
BDF# ACE

A7
GBE AC#F# AC#F# GBE

Descending Version 2#

A7
BEG C#F#A

D7
CEA DF#B

A7
EGB F#AC# GBE AC#F#

D7
ACE BDF# BDF# ACE

A7
AC#F# GBE F#AC# EGB

E7
EG#C# DF#A

D7
DF#B CEA

A7
AC#F# GBE or C#F#A BEG

This should be practiced on string groups LowE A D, A D G, D G B and G B HighE

Another variation on this exercise is to play the same notes but instead of using closed voicings as written here, convert them to open voicings, for example A C# F# becomes
A F# C#

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