ii7-V7-IM7: Chord Voicings: Chromatic V7 Voicing: V7,b9

Because the V7 chord is so highly-charged harmonically, it allows for many variations in color tones. Here is one of those variations that may be used in a ii7-V7-IM7 cadence or ii7-V7 secondary dominant. Notice that the two definitive tones (Ti and Fa) are present. Also notice the movement patterns of each voice, especially the line of descending minor seconds (A-Ab-G)...

jazz chord voicings

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Now play the right hand above as a rootless left-hand voicing, leaving your right hand free to improvise...

jazz chord voicings

Study & Practice Tip: Do not worry too much about how these voicings are named and don't try to memorize then using chord structure numbers or stacks of intervals. Master each voicing as an integrated visio-spatial pattern and allow it to connect with your mind's ear.


Inversion of above...

Don't fuss over how the chords are named or memorizing the Solfege syllables. Just absorb the essence of the sound-feeling and the visio-spatial pattern on the keyboard.

jazz chord voicings

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Now play the right hand above as a rootless left-hand voicing...

jazz chord voicings

Of course, you should transpose these voicings to all keys that you would like to master.