Thursday, September 20, 2018
This week's lesson is on two voicings that I use all the time in my songs that have seventh chords in them. So that is most songs!
In each voicing, you play the root and flatted seventh in the left hand. For the first voicing, you start on the third of the chord and build two perfect fourths up. For example, with a C7 chord, you will play C and Bb in the left hand. In the right hand, you will begin on E and then play A and D up from there. By doing this, you are getting the third, the 6th and the 9th. How neat is that?
In the second voicing, you play the root and flatted seventh again with the left hand. With the right hand, you will play two perfect fourths starting on the 2nd of the chord. So for C7, you will again play C and Bb in the left hand. In the right hand, you will play D and G and C. This gives you the 9th, the 5th and the root.
, I use the first voicing MUCH more frequently because you get more dissonance which I love!
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p.s. Start practicing now for your Holiday party this December. Right???