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February 08, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019


First, I would be remiss if I didn't give a shout out to my husband, Ralph. Today is our 22nd wedding anniversary. Say what?? It couldn't be that long. Thank you, Ralph, for giving me all the freedom in the world to pursue my music career. You are the love of my life.

Okay, enough mush. I had to get you ready for Valentines Day, right?

Today's lesson introduces you to another upper structure voicing. What the heck is that you ask? Well, you play one chord in the left hand and another on top. By doing this, you will get very cool alterations to the left hand chord.

So, in this lesson, you will play a C7 chord in the left hand. Actually, just the C and and the Bb which, of course, are the root and the flatted seventh of a C7 chord.
In the right hand, you play a minor triad built on the note that is one half step above the root. So you will play a C# minor chord in the right hand.


You now have the flatted ninth which is the C#, the third which is the E, and the #5 which is the G#.

I love that sound.

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What did you think? Don't ya love it? Go around that circle of fifths and try the voicing out in all twelve keys!

That's all for today. Have a stellar weekend and we'll talk next week.

Much love,
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