Category Archives: Symmetric Scale Duets

The Symmetric Scale Duets are similar to the Tonalization Duets, but instead of staying in a single key, they incorporate a single, symmetric scale. The scales include chromatic, whole tone, diminished and augmented.

95 Sonic Mischief

Dedication: Marty Olivas Recording Reference: Celebrations Sonic Mischief is a swing duet, in six, that was designed to help students grow their technique on the C sharp whole-tone scale. Every note of the duet is in that one scale. The … Continue reading

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98 At Sea With Me

98 At Sea With Me Dedication: Recording Reference: Celebrations At Sea with Me is one of the most difficult trumpet duets in the Celebrations book. It is based on the augmented scale with awkward rhythms over a 5/4 meter.

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75 Deemed as Determined

75 Deemed as Determined Dedication: Recording Reference: Celebrations Deemed as Determined is a trumpet duet based on the diminished scale. It is in twelve eight time signature, which opens the door for plenty of rhythmic variety.

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