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JRice - Posted - 12/16/2015:  11:21:51


Does anyone have a printable source for broken thirds. I would like to fit this into my daily practice routine? "Season's Greetings." Jerry Rice email: jerry-pc@comcast.net 


abinigia - Posted - 12/16/2015:  13:05:17


What are broken thirds?


GeeDubya - Posted - 12/16/2015:  13:10:03


Here you are.  Scales, arpeggios & broken thirds in 1,2,3 octave and every imaginable key.



shop.theviolincase.com/pages/P...ales.html



Now eat your vegetables, and practice your broken thirds.


Addie - Posted - 12/16/2015:  13:43:45


quote:

Originally posted by abinigia

 

What are broken thirds?







Discount intervals. 


abinigia - Posted - 12/16/2015:  14:43:12


quote:

Originally posted by Addie

 
quote:


Originally posted by abinigia

 


What are broken thirds?








Discount intervals. 







Oh, thought those were seconds.


UsuallyPickin - Posted - 12/16/2015:  15:40:17


Are those minor seconds or do they have major damage? I couldn't resist Music theory nerds and their comedy . Thanks peeps..... Broken thirds are sometimes called folded..... I think ..... Also thanks GW those look great though I think I'll leave F# Ed and Ad M&m and a few others the heck alone. R/



Edited by - UsuallyPickin on 12/16/2015 15:42:06

Dick Hauser - Posted - 12/16/2015:  15:47:53


I have heard 3rds referred to as "broken chords".  3rds are on my regular practice list.  Some types of tunes use them often.



Gordon Stobbe's "Red" book/CDs have about every exercise a less advanced fiddler might need.  That is where I got my 3rd exercise material.



Edited by - Dick Hauser on 12/16/2015 15:51:17

Addie - Posted - 12/16/2015:  15:53:17


A perfect fifth becomes diminished after you've had a few drinks.   


fujers - Posted - 12/16/2015:  22:56:13


Just a thought. Now why would you want to know about broken thirds. Are you a classical player or something.

The simplest you should be concentrating is on pentatonic, at least it works for me.

Did you know that by playing in these scales will get you a whole lot further than practicing something that is out of your league.

I'm not saying that you can't by no means but you asked the question. Now why in the world would you want to know about this.

This is for classical players. If it were me I would concentrate on Pentatonic scales and work your way up. Pentatonic you can play anything...broken thirds you can't

Just a friendly reminder. Jerry

fiddlebut - Posted - 12/17/2015:  00:02:10


One teacher says.......Now why in the world would you want to know about this.....



 



I say play the scale in thirds, and don't use any visual prompting, hear it and if it don't sound right go back and try again...



Scale in thirds is easy as the 'scale'.....give your brain a workout.......


fiddlebut - Posted - 12/17/2015:  00:42:08


quote:

Originally posted by abinigia

 

What are broken thirds?







The difference to  double stopped thirds....


bluesmode - Posted - 12/17/2015:  00:51:37


I can do a 12 bar now (only in E & A) without even touching a blues scale or a pentatonic..... mixo riffs over the Dom7 chords.....several different patterns for 3rds & 4ths and my favorite, min7b5 arps that match the mixo scales.

Why? I can do blues scales and pents anytime. first, know the rules for blues, and then break them.

bluesmode - Posted - 12/17/2015:  00:58:49


quote:

Originally posted by fujers


​" THIS IS FOR CLASSICAL PLAYERS"


 


Jerry: modal 3rds & 4ths can sound very cool for blues.



 




 



Edited by - bluesmode on 12/17/2015 01:05:59

JRice - Posted - 12/17/2015:  06:11:50


quote:

Originally posted by Dick Hauser

 

I have heard 3rds referred to as "broken chords".  3rds are on my regular practice list.  Some types of tunes use them often.




Gordon Stobbe's "Red" book/CDs have about every exercise a less advanced fiddler might need.  That is where I got my 3rd exercise material.







Dick, Thanks. I have enjoyed using Gordon's book since you recommended it to me sometime ago. JRice


texasadam - Posted - 12/28/2015:  13:40:21


Looks like pretty good intonation practice!

mmuussiiccaall - Posted - 12/28/2015:  20:12:29


1 3,    2 4,   3 5,    4 6,    5 7,    6 1,    7 2   



1 4 5 are major 3rd intervals the rest minor 3rd, this is critical when you improvise in any of the seven modes. 



pete_fiddle - Posted - 12/28/2015:  23:46:02


quote:

Originally posted by mmuussiiccaall

 

1 3,    2 4,   3 5,    4 6,    5 7,    6 1,    7 2   




1 4 5 are major 3rd intervals the rest minor 3rd, this is critical when you improvise in any of the seven modes. 







There's those "magic Telephone numbers again" :o)


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