Diatonic patterns are a must for any serious student of jazz. Diatonic thirds are usually the first interval pattern that students will work on. It is important to get these interval patterns down before attempting larger intervals like fourths,fifths and sixths. You need to work on these thirds until you can play them in all 12 keys without even thinking about it. The key to mastering these patterns is repetition. Where most students fall short, is that they don’t practice these enough. Don’t make that mistake!
Diatonic Third patterns are valuable because they give you tons of melodic material you can use, they equip you with a thorough knowledge of the major scale and by working on them you improve your technique. In this lesson I show you four common patterns using diatonic thirds. I give you tips on how to best practice them and demonstrate them for you on the soprano sax with some background music. Playing these pattern with background music is the best way to get the sound of them into your ear in each key that you work on. This lesson also includes a 12 page pdf of the patterns in every key. Enjoy! (30 Minute Video Lesson)