Today we will look at a backing track for Messiaen’s 3rd Mode of limited transposition.
Here is the 3rd mode in its most commonly used form in jazz/fusion: [This is a 9 note scale]
Here is the outline to the chords in the backing track: Remember, these are all formed from the same 3rd mode.
Here is the Chord Chart and Video/Track:
Here is some more information/Examples on Messiaen’s 3rd Mode: [Video and Tab/Notation]
Mode 3 has 4 Transpositions and is very useful for jazz. The second transposition was Messiaen’s favourite of his modes.
Below are some examples employing this scale for improvisation which in turn can be used to create interesting composition.
MESSIAEN MODE 3 [2ND TRANSPOSITION]: EXAMPLE 1
INTERVALLIC IDEA: EXAMPLE 2
Many composers like Tora Takemitsu and improvisers like Allan Holdsworth have manipulated this mode in one form or another. In the example below this mode sort of weaves in and out of itself. nother. As you can see in the example belomode sort of weaves in and out of itself.
Weaving in and out of F major 7th: EXAMPLE 3
WEAVING IN AND OUT OF A ALTERED: EXAMPLE 4
Below is a Short Compositional Study where I use Messaien’s Modes.
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