Jazz Chord Voicings: Dominant 7, add #9

Although this is commonly called a #9, realize that "sharp 9" is the very same note as "flat 3". It is the harmonic tension between the flat 3 and natural 3 that makes this voicing word so well in Bluesy musics like Blues, Rock, and Funk...

jazz chord voicings

Study-Practice: Using your knowledge of scales and chord structure (and your ears of course), transpose these voicings to all twelve keys, building an immense chord vocabulary... a vocabulary that integrates visio-spatial, aural, and kinesthetic awareness!


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

jazz chord voicings

Study-Practice: Using your knowledge of scales and chord structure (and your ears of course), transpose these voicings to all twelve keys, building an immense chord vocabulary... a vocabulary that integrates visio-spatial, aural, and kinesthetic awareness!