While a four-note chromatic line is used to move in the direction of a minor third, such as descending from the root note to the sixth of the scale, a three-note chromatic line allows us to move in the direction of a whole step. Integrating the chromatic note allows us to sneak in a bit of dissonance, again under the guise of voice leading.
Let’s learn a few exercises and get a feel for how this will fall on the fretboard. Each exercise is written with a triplet feel, an obvious pairing for this three-note phrase. Once you get the notes under your fingers, get creative and apply the same patterns to different rhythms.
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