Jazz Chord Voicings: About

A wide variety of musical effects can be realized by the vertical arrangement of notes in a chord. Jazz chords, in particular, present many opportunities for creative chord voicing. Because chords are such a huge part of your sound and style, chord voicing demands special attention. We are going to explore some voicings for the "big three" (Major 7, Minor 7th, Dominant 7th) that you should consider adding to your bag. These ideas below are by no means exhaustive. Try them out. Mix and match them. Add notes. Subtract notes. Move notes around. Be adventurous. Explore. Most important, keep and master the ones you like and disregard the rest. In this way, your own unique voice and personal style will spontaneously emerge!