# The Art and Study of Melodic Sequences (Part 2)

## Some More Melodic Sequences To Have Fun With

This is a continuation of last week’s blog: The Study of Melodic Sequences

Ascending 2-note patterns

1. Up in 3rds: 13 24 35 46 57 61 72 13
2. Up in 4ths: 14 25 36 47 51 62 73 14
3. Up in 5ths: 15 26 37 41 52 63 74 15
4. Up in 6ths: 16 27 31 42 53 64 75 16
5. Up in 7ths: 17 21 32 43 54 65 76 17

On a side note: Locrian and Ionian are names of fingerings of the major scale.
You can learn those fingerings here The Major Scale Fingerings.

Descending 2-note patterns

1. Down in 3rds: 31 27 16 75 64 53 42 31
2. Down in 4ths: 41 37 26 15 74 63 52 41
3. Down in 5ths: 51 47 36 25 14 73 62 51
4. Down in 6ths: 61 57 46 35 24 13 72 61
5. Down in 7ths: 71 67 56 45 34 23 12 71

Also practice descending sequences with 5ths, 6ths, and 7ths.
You basically play the ascending sequences backward for descending. If that doesn’t entirely make sense: compare the ascending 3rds to the descending 3rds. You get descending when you read ascending from right to left.

Ascending 3-note patterns

1. 123 234 345 456 567 671 712 123
2. Arpeggios: 135 246 357 461 572 613 724 135

Descending 3-note patterns

1. 321 217 176 765 654 543 432 321
2. 531 427 316 275 164 753 642 531

Ascending 4-note patterns

1234 2345 3456 4567 5671 6712 7123 1234

Descending 4-note patterns

3217 2176 1765 7654 6543 5432 4321 3217

This following has both the ascending and descending sequences in 1 exercise.

Here’s a shorter 4-note sequence.

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