Learn how to take the third inversion of the chord you learned in the previous video and drop the third note of the chord an octave to give a more dynamic sound. George demonstrates how to play this over the F7 blues, displaying some of the most basic two-handed voicing concepts.
- There's one more way to voice these…most basic voicings that's useful.…It's, some of this stuff is standard big band…arranging techniques.…When you voice a chord, you really don't want it always…(plays chord)…kind of wedged together like that, you want to open it up…by dropping something an octave, you know,…that's a very nice voicing of a G minor seven chord.…
What we're going to do this time, in our previous lesson,…we took the third inversion of our F seven chord,…and again, putting the root up there produces kind of…a congested sound, putting it down there,…you have a much more open, kind of transparent sound,…it's spread out better.…So we don't want that, what we're going to do this next time…though, is instead of dropping the root an octave,…(plays chord)…we're going to take the third, and drop that an octave,…and put our root back where it was.…
So now we end up with, this is the chord,…but we're takin' the A and puttin' it down here,…we end up with this.…Now, in this register, this is too low to have an A,…
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- Playing with both hands
- Basic jazz vocabulary
- Practicing pentatonics using approach patterns
- Combining bop scales, pentatonics, and approach patterns
- Adding guide tones
- Building a motif around a combination of notes