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Avoid note in Ionian mode

agganitk

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This is scan from Mark Levine book Jazz theory. I don't understand why 4th note will not cause dissonance in 3-9.
Why 4th note is not passing note in 3-8 ? In both example 4th note is on upbeat and between G and E.
 

aldevis

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You are right.
I can only see it as "slightly less noticeable" in 3.9, being both a passing note and a half step approach note.
Or maybe the comparison is between F on the chord (not 3.8) and 3.9.
 

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I suspect that in the descending passage where the F resolves downward to the E as in the resolution of the V7 in the key of C it is more comfortable to the ear. In an ascending passage where the F is followed by a G there is not the same "resolution". One common "workaround" to this is to play F# when improvising over Cmaj7 to suggest a Cmaj9#11.
 

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The F is fine in the first bar of both examples as it is a passing note.

The only issue would be the second bar of the first example (3.8) where the note is on the beat and extended across the whole bar.
 
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